Halki: A correct painting
Part of the Dodecanese archipelago, Halki, west of Rhodes, is a special travel proposal for those who avoid busy tourist resorts and seek peace and quiet in a place of traditional color, ideal for hiking.
Halki in the passage of time
The inhabitants of Halki, which has been inhabited since ancient times and followed the historical course of Rhodes, have always been skilled sailors, while they also indulged in sponge fishing, which brought great wealth to the island.
Built amphitheatrically around its closed port, the only settlement of Halki, Nimborio, exudes nobility.
Its ornaments, the clock with the stone tower, in front of the town hall, and the church of Agios Nikolaos, with majestic
bell tower and wood-carved iconostasis of rare art.
The village and the medieval castle
The village is the old capital of Halki, where the inhabitants of the island lived for centuries, to be protected from the
raids by pirates and pirates.
Above the village is the medieval castle of the island, built by the Knights of St. John on the ruins of an ancient citadel.
The view from the castle area is fascinating, the journey of the mind in the past is inevitable.
Here, as in other islands of the Dodecanese, lived and acted the Knights of St. John, the religious-military battalion that made its appearance in the territories of the Byzantine Empire shortly before and, mainly, after the Fourth Crusade.