Naxos Blog

The colourful village

Halki, the colourful village

Section: Villages | Posted: July 5, 2015

Halki was a pretty experience. I think that would describe the village best.

What makes it colorful is literally the colours that the buildings have been painted in, mostly pastel colours. Some are darker to the red clay side of the spectrum, but they are mostly varied to the yellow - orange side, making the narrow streets quite playful but not gaudy. And everywhere there are the colours of flowers and plenty of green that goes with it.

Halki is a very “neat” village. Everything seems to be in place. Its alleys are “decorated” with small, colourful traditional cafés, a few taverns, some cute shops and many old houses. The main road cuts the village in half. It is quite weird but the first time I visited Halki, I simply ignored it thinking it is almost uninhabited. How untrue! It was only after my boyfriend insisted again and again that I decided to take a second look. And I loved it.

They say it used to be the capital of Naxos some decades ago (I can’t be sure till when exactly). Its past wealth can still be seen. Not many people live there now on a permanent basis, but during the summer it gets many visitors. It is definitely a must see destination on Naxos.

The highlights of Naxos

The beaches of Naxos

The secluding beaches of Naxos

More than 30 beaches !!!

Yes, it is true. The island of Naxos offers the greatest variety of beaches you could ever hope to find & endless opportunities for explorations.

The villages of Naxos

The traditional villages of Naxos

Traditional or modern Naxos villages, inhabited or abandoned, one thing is for sure, you won't ever get bored.

The various activities

Naxos activities

A wide variety of activities during your holiday

Taste new experiences during your holiday on Naxos. You may enjoy surfing, walking, snorkelling, sailing, horseback riding, cooking and so many more ...

Family holidays on Naxos

Naxos holidays

Naxos is mostly a family destination. It is ideal for families with small children.

Top Naxos Beaches Photos

The best beaches of Naxos friends have selected the most wonderful photos of Naxos beaches. Have fun ...