How to reach the island of Halki
Coming to Halki (or Chalki) was in the past a small adventure. Nowadays at summer period it’s just a piece of cake !! The most common way to reach Halki is through the island of RODOS (Rhodes) and its International Airport. Just choose one of the many charter or regular flights (preferably arriving till 13.00 at Rhodes)If you choose the right flight (arriving at Rhodes till 13.00) you can swim at Halki’s crystal clear sea 3 hours after landing. As long as you would need to arrive at any Hotel from any international airport.Here are all the options after you arrive to Rhodes airport.
Through Kamiros Skala port
Kamiros skala is a small fishermen harbor at the West coast of Rodos island, approx 38 kms from the airport and 50 from Rodos town. It is the usual way to reach Halki because of the multiple daily connection. After landing in Rhodes (till 13.00) you can catch the correspondent and one and only bus (13.45 from the airport-except Sundays- to Kamiros skala port and correspondent boat (14.30) from Kamiros skala to Halki. You can take a taxi too as there are taxis outside the airport. Taxi from the airport to Kamiros skala costs approx 50 euros and takes approx 40 minutes.
Based on previous years timetables the daily (during summer) departures of the ferries from Kamiros skala to Halki are: at 9:15, 14.30 and 17:15. It is a 60-75 minutes trip.
As the ferries might change their timetable please check the following facebook names to see by yourself the latest news concerning timetables (usually at the beginning of every month there is a new timetable). There are three boats a) Fedon (the fastest one but no cars. Tel 0030-6937252525 facebook:”Fedon Halki” b)Nissos Halki tel 0030-6973460968/6956435026 facebook: “Nissos Halki” and c) Nikos express tel 0030-6946826905 (facebook: “Nikos express”)
There is also a water taxi that you can hire from Kamiros skala. It can carry up to 22 people, the trip lasts about 25 minutes and the cost is around 250 euros. (For information/reservation call Alevandros 0030-6944434429)
Through Rodos Town- Kolona harbor
Kolona is a small harbor just opposite of the entrance of the old town of Rhodes. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 8-8.30 a catamaran of Dodekanisos Seaways can bring you just inside of 1 hour to Halki. Check and verify the routes at www.12ne.gr.
Through Rodos main harbor
Just one kilometer from Rodos center from the main harbor (14 kilometres from the airport-approx 22 euros by taxi) you can catch the big ferryboat of ANEK Lines (www.anek.gr). It needs 2 hours to Halki. Usually during summer time it departs three times per week to Halki. On Sunday early in the morning at 03.00 am, on Tuesday at 20.00 and Thursdays at 09.00. Have a look to the following link as timetables change often. (http://web.anek.gr/portal/page/portal/ANEK_prod/Routes_Timetables)
To return to Rhodes you can use the same means of transportation.
Through Kos, Nisyros & Tilos
Only possible on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Catamaran from Dodecanisos seaways departs from Kos at 14.35, arrives at Nisyros at 15.30, Tilos at 16.15 and Halki at 17.00. Check and verify at http://www.12ne.gr/en/itin
Through Karpathos, Crete, Santorini, Athens
The island of Chalki (Halki) is linked by boat with Athens (Pireas port) and many islands like Creta (Iraklio & Sitia), Karpathos & Diafani, Kassos, Santorini, Anafi (Check timetable at www.anek.gr),
Port Police Halki, telephone 22460 45220.
Upon your arrival a member of Halki-Homes will be waiting for you at the harbor to accompany you to the house. So please let us know which ferry you will take. At any case we are always at your disposal for any kind of help, in order to arrive at Halki quickly and at the most easy way.