Great Restaurants to Visit on the Island of Halki

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Halki, Greece - June 5, 2015: Small boats moored in the harbour at Emborio on the Greek island of Halki. The Dodecanese island has a population of less than 300 people.Halki is one of those serene Greek islands where much of its history is tied into sponge fishing. However, for visitors, there is much more to it than that. The island is incredibly lush and scenic, and guests love hiking through the hills, enjoying the island’s beaches, and wandering through the streets in order to browse the shops or gaze at some of the island’s mansions. Also, just like any other place in Greece, there is the promise of enjoying some delicious, traditional Greek food. Here’s a list of some of the best restaurants that you won’t want to miss during your stay here:

Valantis Restaurant

Valantis Restaurant, which is located by the harbor in Emborios in Halki, is one of the clear favorites for visitors headed to this island. Many report visiting the restaurant more than once because they found the food, service, and overall atmosphere so enjoyable that they were more than eager to return. People rave about dishes such as their “drunken chicken” and other traditional favorites. The location itself is ideal for those who love to sit and enjoy a great waterfront view. Perched next to a beach, this restaurant offers a great place to not only dine, but to also pass the time.


If you’re looking for a traditional Greek restaurant that consistently serves great food, you won’t want to miss the chance to visit the Minori Restaurant! It is run by Maria, who comes from the island of Crete, and Mike, who is from Halki. They both add their own special touch to the cuisine in order to give guests a taste of traditional favorites such as dolmades, zucchini keftedes, moussaka, and souvlaki. Like many restaurants in Greece, Minori specializes in food that uses local sources for most of its ingredients, which makes it taste extra fresh.


Kania is another restaurant in Halki that is a favorite of both locals and tourists alike. Located right at Kania Beach, this restaurant also features sun beds for rent. You can enjoy your food while also enjoying a day at the beach! However, there is more to the restaurant than just offering people a chance to enjoy the beach. You can also dine at a regular table. While visiting, you won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy the fresh seafood – that is one place whee this restaurant really excels.

Nick’s Taverna

Nick’s Taverna, which is located at Pondamos Beach, is another favorite restaurant for those who are visiting the island. This taverna is known for serving fresh, traditional foods, such as fried calamari, traditional Greek salads, and other favorite dishes that are popular at tavernas, while also giving people the chance to enjoy a great view. If you’re a seafood fan, you won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy the fresh catch of the day here. They also excel at other traditional dishes, such as souvlaki.

As you can see, there are plenty of restaurants located in Halki that are sure to satisfy your craving for traditional Greek food!

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