Whilst in Rhodes, we discovered that island hopping, using the ferries from Rhodes Town, was a very easy and satisfying way to explore this beautiful part of the world.
We booked the Chalki trip, not having any idea what the island would be like.
It was a pleasant journey, and being an early start, the sun wasn’t burning hot, so we stayed on deck to enjoy the open air.
After about an hour and a bit, we saw the island in the distance. It was small, and rocky, with a pretty little village hugging the shore. We disembarked the ferry to enjoy 5 hours ashore.
We found a map of the island to get our bearings and saw that it really only had one road! There appeared to be three beaches, all of which I think we’re walkable, if you were fit, so we opted for one of the sandy ones. We trekked up the hill, and found a bakers shop selling fresh bread and cheesy pasties. We couldn’t resist. They were delicious.
We eventually arrived at the beach, having walked through the tiny village, past some tumbled down houses, and a donkey tethered in a rocky enclosure, down a dusty track, to the gorgeous sandy beach. It was a great find. It was the first really sandy beach we’d found on this holiday, so a real treat.
We hired sun beds with parasols, from a tiny taverna next to the beach.
I loved the swimming there. Because it was in a cove, it was very safe. Crystal clear water, no waves, a fantastic place to relax.
We enjoyed a pleasant meal at the taverna of freshly cooked prawns, before trekking back to the ferry.
We met some English people who stayed on Chalki regularly and loved it.
It was certainly a great way to spend a holiday!