Chalki is a small beautiful island, of about 400 inhabitants, that covers a surface area of 28km. There is only one settlement on the island named Halki or Imporios, which is both the port and capital. The houses are Venetian style and mostly newly renovated mansions.
The island of Halki is situated 35 nautical miles west of the city of Rhodes and just 5 miles from the promontory of Monolithos, Rhodes.
The village of Chorio, was once the only settlement on Halki, it is built around the hill upon and has olden style stone houses. Chorio is today deserted.
Halki together with Symi, Kalymnos and Kastellorizo enjoyed their golden age of prosperity, developing trade and sponge fishing.
The town of Halki is build around the port. There are 2 weekly scheduled departures from Piraeus to Halki island in the summer and 1 in the winter. There is daily connection with Rhodes either from the main Rhodes port either from Kameiros Skala port (West part of Rhodes, near Kritinia village).