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Chalki

      Χάλκη (Δωδεκάνησα) (3/5/2006 v.1) Chalki (4/5/2006 v.1)
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Author(s) : Bairami Calliope (20/9/2005)
Translation : Dovletis Onoufrios (27/9/2006)

For citation: Bairami Calliope, "Chalki", 2006,
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Islands

General Information

Area: 26.988 km2

Coastline length: 40 km

Population: 313

Island capital and its population: Chalki (313)

Administrative structure: Region of South Aegean, Prefecture of the Dodecanese, Municipality of Chalki

Local newspapers: The Halki Visitor (is being published at Symi)

Local radio stations: Radio Chalki

Museums: Chalki Folklore Museum

Archaeological sites and monuments: Ancient settlement of Chalki at Chorio, Mediaeval castle at Chorio

Traditional settlements: Emporeio, Chorio

Natural monuments: The island has been included in the European network "NATURA 2000" and has been declared an Important Bird Area in Greece

Cultural clubs: Mylos, Chalkites Association at Athens and Peiraius

Conferences: Chalki International Seminars sponsored by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)

Events: Lyre and folk couplets contest

Festivals: The Chalki Festival (September 1st-15th)

Religious feasts: On the eve of the Decapitation of St John at the monastery of St John Alarga (August 29th), Dormition of the Virgin Mary at Panagia Choriani at Chora (August 15th), Holy Cross at the monastery of Stavros (September 14th), Palarnoti, Panormiti or Archangelos Michael at the church of Archangelos Michael (November 8th), St John Konta at Signi, On St George's day at the church of St George

 
 
 

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