Halki (Greece) is an island in the Dodecanese, a group of islands in the Southeastern Aegean sea, on the west side of Rhodes.
One can get to Halki by air and sea. Halki has no airport.
HOW TO GET TO HALKI BY AIR
The island has no airport of its own, but dozens of international airlines fly into the Rhodes Diagoras International Airport (IATA code: RHO). The best way to reach Chalki is to fly to the International Airport of Rhodes, with one of the numerous charter or regular flights, and then catch a correspondence. Outside airport, taxis queue to take you to one of the two ports from where you can catch a ferry that goes to Chalki. Flying into Rhodes you will go to the airport, which is in Paradisi. Halki can be reached from 2 areas of Rhodes: the central port and Kamiros Skala, which is a small port of the west side of Rhodes (45 minutes by taxi from the center of Rhodes and about 30 minutes from the airport). A taxi from the airport to the harbour at Kameiros Scala costs €45 EUR (up to four passengers).
There are 3 main ways of getting to Halki by boat:
1. BY FERRY FROM THE RHODES HARBOUR
Halki is only two hours by ferry from Rhodes’ main harbour. Halki is serviced by the large ferries that leave the port of Piraeus in Athens, and service the “off-the beaten track” islands of the Aegean. It is a beautiful journey, especially if one wants to get a cabin, and passes through a number of islands, including Santorini and Leros. The journey is about 22 hours port to port. These large ferries come through the island 2 times a week. You can either travel with them from Piraeus (22 hours) , or catch them from the port of Rhodes on the days that they pass through and will then have a 2 hour journey from the port of Rhodes to the port of Halki. Information for timetables can be found at:
2. BY BOAT FROM KAMEIROS SCALA
Alternatively, you can take the boats from Kameiros Scala, a small port on the west side of Rhodes. three boats which run the boat service between Halki and Kameiros Skala, the Fedon, the Nikos Express and the Nissos Halki.
For details and for updated boat information please contact the number below or look at their Facebook pages. Schedules usually come out weekly or sometimes monthly. Schedules can change frequently depending on demand and weather conditions
- Fedon: Tel: +306942799487 OR +306937252525; Facebook: Fedon Halki
- Nikos Express:Tel: +30 694 682 6905; Facebook Nikos Express
- Nissos Halki: Tel: +306946591817; Facebook: Nissos Halki
The journey time is 1 hour and 15 minutes and it will cost approximately €10.
3. BY THE CATAMARAN FROM RHODES HARBOUR
Dodecanisos Seaways has flying dolphins or catamaran that go between the port of Rhodes and Halki twice weekly. The duration of the trip is 1 hour. You can check the website of Dodecanese Seaways http://www.12ne.gr/en/ and call them for tickets.
Ticket office: Thalassini Pili, “Kolona”
Summer working hours: 07:30 until 22:00
Telephone: (+30) 22410 70590