Rhodes & Halki
Your 7 night island hopping itinerary
► Rhodes - 4 nights
Ferry to Halki (60 minutes - daily)
► Halki- 3 nights
Ferry to Rhodes (60 minutes – daily)
Prices from £639 per person for departures in Summer 2022 from London Gatwick. All ferries and private car transfers between the ferry port and your hotel included. Available from May to October.
Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands, attracts visitors back year after year. Many love the huge number of super beaches, more than 30 with Blue Flag quality status. Delightful Old Rhodes Town has a labyrinth of narrow, cobblestoned streets, full of boutiques, bars and restaurants and you step into history as you go through one of the medieval city wall gates. One of the highlights is Street of the Knights, dating back more than 500 years to when the crusading Knights of St John ruled the city. For watersports, head down to the beach and hire a windsurf board to make the most of the warm breeze.
A quest for the holy grail of Greece is a constant challenge for some holidaymakers. They seek a place where time really has stood still, where what is often described as “authentic Greece” still thrives and where friendly locals welcome visitors like long lost friends.
Maybe the tiny Dodecanese island of Halki is that place.
Arriving at the blissful little port of Emborios sets the scene. Pastel-coloured houses with red-tiled roofs cluster around the horseshoe-shaped bay. Taverna tables are sprinkled along the quayside where colourful boats bob.
So what’s there?
Several beaches. Three have tavernas, sunshades and sunbeds. Two of those are only a short walk from town. There are other more remote beaches. A mini-bus and boats go to the beaches.
A deserted town.About 3,000 people lived in Horio on the castle hill when Halki was a rich centre of sponge fishing. That bubble burst in the 19thcentury and people gradually left until Horio became a ghost town of ruined houses, a school and church.
And more.Monasteries, churches and chapels, some in ruins. A warm aquamarine sea. A spine of hills and mountains. A church with a huge bell tower. Stone walls, goat pens, fig trees, wild herbs and prickly pear trees. A clock tower with four clock faces, none working.
So yes, Halki is the place where time stands still. It could be the relaxing getaway you’ve been dreaming about.
Customise your trip
Anixis Apartments ★★★
- Just a 10-minute walk from the nearest beach
- In easy reach of a number of traditional Greek tavernas
- Outdoor swimming pool
LABRANDA Blue Bay Beach Resort ★★★★
- All-inclusive beachfront resort
- A holiday base with lots of pools & a water park
- Offers a world of exciting activities & entertainment
Beach Break Rhodes ★★ plus
- Situated on one of the finest stretches of beach on the Island
- Family run complex
- Free WiFi
Villa Chrysodimi ★★★
- Ideal for both families and couples alike
- Within walking distance to the beach
- Free WiFi
Aretanassa Hotel ★★★
- Privileged waterfront location
- Delightful boutique style hotel
- Fantastic views of the harbour
Stamatia Studios ★★★★
- Panoramic views across the harbour of Halki
- Close to a good selection of bars and restaurants
- Free WiFi