Halki is a small island of Dodecanese, very close to Rhodes with neoclassical houses built amphitheatrically around the port of Nimporios -the only part of the island still inhabited. Tourism is not much developed.
While visiting the island, take long walks and discover some of the more than 360 country chapels, the remnants of the medieval castle and Chorio, the island's ancient capital, which lies at the foot of the castle. Its name originates from the copper [halkos in Greek] mines that used to exist in the island.
Since 1983, Chalki has been nominated as the Island of Peace and Friendship among peoples and for many years now is hosting annual meetings of youth.