Alimia is the biggest out of the smallest uninhabited islets in the sea area of Halki 4 n.m. NE of Halki. The islet extends over 7.4 sq. km and its highest altitude does not exceed 269m. With two naturally protected bays, Agios Georgios and Emborios, it offers a safe shelter to small boats. You can get there only by inflatable or caique from Halki, or even by your own boat.
They could be the animal pens of the Mycenaean era –they look that old. Built without joints, by strong hands, versed in lifting stone blocks, they are called “kyfes”. They are conical structures of local stone and you will find them in rural areas of Halki. Outside Chorio, on the slope of Palarniotis, on the plain of Ai Giannis, in Kila etc. They used to operate as resting huts for the farmers, as warehouses, and even as bulwarks, in case the pirates were close. It is unknown when they first emerged on the island.