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Chalki is a lovely island of the Dodecanese with traditional architecture, marvelous trekking paths, and wonderful landscape. In addition, it has a Medieval Castle and a picturesque small port that is called Nimporio. Chalki is an ideal destination for those who seek relaxation as well as beautiful, secluded beaches. There are ferries from the port of Piraeus in Athens to Chalki 3 times per week and the trip is very long, lasting about 24 hours. Chalki is also connected to other islands of the Dodecanese and the Cyclades. In particular, the island of Chalki is connected by ferry to Rhodes, Tilos, Karpathos, Kos, Nisyros, and more.
Below, you will find information on how to get to Chalki by ferry, where to buy your tickets, and information about Chalki, and its port, along with many photos.

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Ferries to Chalki depart from Piraeus port in Athens. The trip from Athens to Chalki lasts for a day. Chalki is also connected with other islands of the Dodecanese, like Rhodes, Tilos, Karpathos, Kos, and Nisyros.

Ferry schedules to Chalki


There are ferries to Chalki from Athens and the islands several times per week throughout peak season.


Ferry from Rhodes to Chalki

In the summer, there are at least 3 ferries per day from Rhodes to Chalki. The ferry trip from Rhodes to Chalki lasts for 35 minutes and the cost of a ferry ticket is about '4.5' 'EUR' 4.5 Euros) for a standard seat.
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Ferry from Tilos to Chalki

Throughout the peak season, there is usually one ferry from Tilos to Chalki almost every day. The ferry trip from Tilos to Chalki lasts for 40 minutes-1.5 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is '13' 'EUR' (13 Euros).
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The types of ferries that travel to/from Chalki?


The main type of ferry that sails to Chalki is the conventional ferry. The main ferry company that sails to Chalki is Dodekanisos Seaways.


Island hopping from Chalki


Chalki is a very good base for island-hopping to the Dodecanese islands. Some of the most popular island-hopping routes from Chalki are from Chalki to Rhodes, from Chalki to Kos, and from Chalki to Tilos.

Travel tips


Travel tips to organize your travel:

  • From Chalki, you can easily access several islands of the Dodecanese by ferry.
  • The best way to plan your trip to Chalki is to book your ferry tickets in advance, as Greek ferries may be fully booked, especially in July and August.
  • If you’re traveling from Athens to Chalki, we highly suggest booking a cabin, as the trip lasts for a day.




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Chalki, one of the most secluded islands of the Dodecanese, is located between Rhodes and Tilos. It has a few permanent inhabitants and it doesn’t have a lot of tourism development. Nimporio, the capital and main port of the island, is amphitheatrically spread around a lovely bay and it has traditional architecture. The clock tower and the church of Agios Nikolaos are the symbols of the island.

Chalki is an ideal destination for alternative holidays. There are wonderful paths to trek around the island, particularly paths leading to secluded beaches and the Medieval Castle, built on the top of an abandoned village. A small bus runs the route from Nimporio to Potamos, the most organized beach of Chalki.

Why visit Chalki?


Hop on a ferry to Chalki for total isolation and relaxation away from the crowds.

  • Chalki is located between Rhodes and Tilos.
  • Nimporio is the main port and capital of Chalki.
  • The island is famous for its trekking paths.


The best season to visit Chalki


The best seasons to visit Chalki are summer and spring. In the summer, you can visit the secluded beaches of the island, while in spring, you’ll enjoy trekking and hiking.

Is Chalki for you?


If you’re looking for an alternative destination off the beaten tourist trail, Chalki is a top choice.

Sightseeing in Chalki


Some of the best places to visit in Chalki are the Medieval Castle, the Church of Agios Nikolaos, Alimia Islet, and the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Alarga.

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Port description

One of the most secluded islands in Greece, Halki, belongs to the Dodecanese and it is found between Rhodes and Tilos. With very few inhabitants and limited tourist development, Halki is connected by ferry with Piraeus, Rhodes, and all the other islands of the Dodecanese.

Connected ports to Chalki

Athens, Piraeus - Anafi - Astypalea - Crete, Sitia - Kalymnos - Karpathos, Diafani - Karpathos, Port - Kastelorizo - Kasos - Kos, Port - Leros - Nisyros - Patmos - Rhodes - Rhodes, Skala Kamirou - Santorini (Thira) - Tilos


A mini bus connects the port of Halki in Nimporio with Chorio (the abandoned capital of the island), the Monastery of Saint Panteleimon, and a few beaches around the island. However, the most popular way to get around in Halki is on foot.

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