A number of tavernas by the port serve fresh, local ly-caught fish: Omonia tou Nouri on the waterfront has excellent spit-roasts and vegetable dishes in addition. Chalki Travel Guide
Chalki Island, Greece.
By boat: Daily service (90 min.) from Kameiros Skala on Rhodes (dep. 14.30) by caïque (Nikos Express or Nisos Chalki), with limited capacity for cars; returning daily at 6am from Chalki. Larger ferries stop at Chalki three times weekly on the route between Rhodes (Main Port) and Karpathos, Kasos and eastern Crete. A local water taxi (Alevandros, T. 22460 45251 or 6944 434.429) connects Alimniá with Chalki, on request.
Places to stay are limited, although slowly increasing. The Captain’s House hotel (T. 22460 45201; email@example.com. gr), open generally May–late Oct, is a charming and hos pitable home with garden, set back from the harbour a little east of the main church. For longer stays, -Villa Praxithea (T. 22410 70172 or 6972 427.272; www.villapraxithea. com), an elegant house on the waterfront sensitively restored by the owner-architect into furnished apartments, is delightful and much to be recommended. Chalki Travel Guide
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