Off The Beaten Track Islands
The fourth day of your sailing and hiking tour takes you to the deserted island of Alimia, before visiting the quaint island of Halki, once declared the Island of Peace and Friendship.
You’ll discover its first wide bay, where the main town once stood. This village was declared a protected settlement in 1978. There, disembark in order to hike among its untouched treasures. You’ll find yourselves wandering along forgotten trails as the island has been uninhabited since the Second World War.
In Hellenistic times, Alimia was used as a point of anchorage and an observation point for the Rhodian fleet. At the time a tower was constructed on the highest peak of the island, on its eastern side and still survives to this day. Part of this Hellenistic tower was used for the construction of a Medieval Castle in 1475 by the Knights of Saint John, who had conquered The Dodecanese Islands in that era.
Once you arrive at the second significant bay of the island, you have the chance to swim in its crystal clear blue waters, and then enjoy lunch on board your boat.
*The hike on Alimia Island is considered strenuous. If you or our guide decide not to go ahead with it for any reason, a visit to Alimia bay is an alternative, followed by lunch on board and then a wonderful walk on Halki.
In the early afternoon, you’ll sail on to beautiful Halki. Its port resembles a postcard, with the colourful facades of its building, which once belonged to rich sailors. Finish off day 4 of your adventure with a lovely dinner by the sea.
Sailing: 20 N.Miles (approx. 3 hours)
Hiking: 6 Km (Actual Hiking time 2.5 hours)
Armida Sailboat or the more premium Magic Irwin Sailboat (or similar).
Magic Irwin sailboat living quarters