The small harbour in Chalki in the island of the same name has certain similarities with Symi, but is clearly smaller and less touristy. Many houses have been renovated in the last few years and now shine in new splendour. The island to the west of Rhodes only has a few hundred permanent inhabitants. Very few tourists come here, apart from a couple of yachties and a few excursion boats from Rhodes.
The pier is reserved for the ferries, but can also be used by yachts. Half an hour before the ferries are expected to arrive, you will be requested by the harbour police to leave the berth and to move somewhere else. During the season there is a usually small pontoon north of the ferry dock where 2-3 yachts can moor.
There are many buoys for local boats south of the berths. The anchorage is better north of the pontoon.
There are nice taverns and bars in town as well as a few stores for stocking up on provisions.