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Halki Caves

THE CAVE IN THE AREA OF KELIA (access to it takes a 20-min boat trip), which has housed anchorites in the past, features religious paintings on its rocks.

THE CAVE OF KAMENOS SPILIOS (the burned cave) is situated in Amiglay, on a steep rock, 8 km from Nimborio. In 1658, the Venetian Admiral Francesco Morosini eliminated the inhabitants who were hiding inside, when he blocked the cave entrance with wood from the nearby almond trees and set it afire. In this manner, Morosini wreaked vengeance on the people of Khalki who had foiled his plan to take over the island of Rhodes by sending word to the Rhodians.

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