Halki (Greek: Χάλκη; alternatively Chalce orChalki) is a Greek island and municipality in theDodecanese archipelago in the Aegean Sea, some 6 km (4 mi) west of Rhodes. With the area of 28 km2 (11 sq mi), it is the smallest inhabited island of Dodecanese. The climate is very dry with no rain from April to October and temperatures between 25 – 35 C degrees.

The island has only one village located by the harbor so all action is there: few groceries, cafes and tavernas. There are very few cars as you can pretty much spend all your time moving around on foot. You may swim in crystal clear water right in front in the harbour or walk to Ftenagia and Pontamos beach only 15mins away; in both places there are tavernas and sunbeds. For exploration there is a shuttle bus driving the only road available in the island that takes you to a medieval castle on the top of a hill above the village and further down to the St John Monastery. The drive takes almost an hour but is worth the effort as you can see the island from above the hill and enjoy the Aegean sea. Hard not to fall in love with this place…