in the center of the Tragea, a region with ancient olive
groves, is a surprising village in some aspects.
When passing through the main street you will notice the
large Byzantine church of Panagia Protothronos and the
fortified Venetian mansion.
The church is well worth a visit, the oldest parts of
it date back to the 9th century, but the key is not always
easy to find. The church has extensive frescoes, some
are from the 9th and 11th centuries.
Visitors are accepted during church services provided
they are dressed respectfully.
But, if you continue on through the main street you will
soon leave the village behind, having missed some of the
best parts of the village. At the very beginning of Halki, to the left, is a small square with a shaded taverna.