Home with the catch

There is nothing more relaxing than to see the world go by from your balcony with an ice cold glass of white wine early evening before going out for a meal, especially after a warm, sunny day.

The view is never the same and always interesting with the going and returning of the locally fishing boats against the backdrop of a pink glow or pink-reddish clouds, that is, on the rare occasion when there are clouds in the sky.

In the absence of any wind, today was extremely warm for this time of the year, touching on the 30°. Tonight’s view was very special, with the return of the fishing boats across a particularly smooth and reflective sea was simply stunning.

Halki vistas

We stopped off at…

Halki sunsets

There’s nothing more relaxing than looking at the sunset while drinking an ice cold white wine.

Approaching Halki

A series showing our approach to Halki aboard the Dedakonisos Pride from Rhodes Town to Halki this morning.

First sight is the distinctive top of the ‘volcano’ appearing in the distance above Alimnia island.

On rounding Alimnia, the island’s distinctive features from the windmill, the town and the medieval castle perched high above come into view, before the island shows itself in it’s full glory.

On the final approach to the harbour, more and more of the town comes into view. on getting closer to the harbour.

Halki ruin

The old houses and ruins on the narrow back alleys with connecting stairways up the hillside in Chalki (Halki) are well worth exploring. With the colourful spring flowers in the alleys and little gardens, as well as the backdrop of the deep blue and cobalt waters in the harbour, it is a paradise for artists and photographers.

This Chalki ruin catches everyone’s eye and is probably the most painted and photographed ruin on the little island. Perhaps that’s why it is for sale for an astonishing 800,000€.

Windmill and gnarly tree

The left (NE) windmill of the three (when looking up from Imborios) that is, the one that is not lit up during the night.