The Beaches

One of Halki’s highlights is of course the amazing crystal clear water of the emerald blue sea. So beside the unforgettable swim in the harbor, it is worth visiting the three island’s main beaches that can be reached either by bus or taxi (1 to 2 minutes ride) or on foot (10-25 minutes walk) overlooking fig trees, prickly pears, bee boxes and the infinity of water beyond.

  • Pondamos, the largest beach, is in the way to the old village no more than 10 minutes from the port on foot. The beach is sandy and the water is shallow – ideal for kids.
  • Ftenagia and Kania beaches (north and south of the village) have sand and pebbles. Smaller and very cosy.

At those beaches the visitor can use a shower, rent a sunbed with umbrellas, have a coffee and breakfast or taste the local specialties at the beach tavernas.

Alternatively a water taxi can bring you to other, difficult to reach by land recluse beaches or neigh boring island Alimnia and pick you up later in the afternoon.


is a gorgeous double-beach on the namesake peninsula.  Access is only by sea. It’s a tongue of land reaching into the sea and creating two beautiful beaches on the east and west of it.


is a pebbly deserted beach, on the south side of the island, after Trachia. Also accessible on foot (through the old village).


on the north side of the island, is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island, with deep waters and rough mountains and rock formations all around.

Kelia tou askiti (ascetic's cellars)

with colorful waters on the north side of the island, before Areta. These “hermit’s cells” are located among the rocks and after a five minute climb you can admire 9th and 10th century frescoes painted by the monk who lived there.

Dyo Giali

on the north side of the island, after Areta, you can find these twin pebbly deserted but beautiful beaches.

Lefkos and Pyrgos

on the west end of the island, gorgeous, pebbly beaches, before the “Kefali” point.