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Rhodes Boatyard (Boat Yard)

Old Town

Mango Bar (Bar)

This is a fun place to hangout. They also have a restaurant, internet cafe and bar below and 6 rooms above.

Tel +30 2241 034 737

Room rates between €30-€50 depending on season.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 17-Mar-2008

Moat (Point of Interest)

Mandraki (Town Dock)

I first went bow-to with a stern anchor on the eastern wall of the Mandraki, and was later asked to move to the north wall, as the eastern wall is "unofficially" reserved for charter boats. Holding was good in both locations. Drop lots of chain, far enough from the dock to avoid  the mooring chain 30m out from the dock.

It is wonderful to be docked in this ancient harbour, whose entrance, according to the seven wonders of the world,  was once straddled by the huge statue of the Colossus of Rhodes with one foot on either side of the harbour entrance.

There is electricity and water on the dock, but don't expect any fancy marina facilities. The marina office is down near the root of the wall. (+30) 22410 37101 www.rhodesmarina.com/

There is a wonderful mini market near the root of the wall as well, selling just about everything one could need.

The facinating old town is a short walk away, and must not be missed. Try and find a map to avoid getting lost in the maze of beautiful ancient alleyways.

It is great to have breakfast in the market square in the western shore of the harbour.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 24-May-2007

Mini Market (Supermarket)

Marina Office (Marina)

The old unfinished Rhodes Marina (Marina)

We stayed there for two nights in June 2007, after failing to get a space in Mandraki.  We will not go there again and advise others not to do so unless the marina is finished, with a proper breakwater to protect the entrance.  We went stern to against the western (inland) side.  That was itself risky, as there is a concrete ledge just underwater which presents real danger to your rudder if you go too far back.   A french yachtsman who preceeded us in had gone alongside without realising there was a ledge there until the last moment, and said to me that he thought I had a better idea.  The first night was OK, but on the second day we were in Rhodes town for dinner when there was a small shower of rain but no wind.  When we returned to the boat we found that a swell had come into the "marina" and our boat was being violently jerked about with the mast going 45 degrees from vertical both ways.  The Frenchman (bless him) had put extra mooring lines from our midships cleats to the rusty reinforcing rods which are the only things you can tie on to, and had re-anchored in the middle of the dock.  We spent all night running the engine to keep the rudder off the ledge, as it was too dangerous to try and untie and then jump aboard, and the anchor was not holding.  In the morning a Greek fisherman untied our ropes for us.
Norman & Jila [ Mary Lou ] 01-Jun-2007
Not to be confused with the Mandraki, this marina to the south of the ferry dock, was recently built, but never really completed.

Last I heard it was free to stay here, but it is quite long walk from town.

Beware of the foul bottom when dropping anchor, and it is wise to use a trip line. It is apparently common to see professional divers salvaging anchors for yachts anchored here.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 31-Dec-1969

Rhodes Check-In Procedure (Formalities)

Coming from Turkey, it is necessary to go to Customs and Immigration first (located at the ferry terminal, which is a 10 minute walk from the Mandraki), and then to the Port Authority, which is in the NW corner of the Mandraki.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 26-Oct-2007
If You need assistance for any formalities or berthing reservations or free advice for a smoother check-in  please call me 0030 6979286667 or email nicos@navigo-agency.com
Nicos [ Navigo Yacht Agency ] 26-Oct-2007

Rhodes Customs and Imigration (Formalities)

Customs and Imigration

There are two offices to visit in this building; the one will stamp passports, and the other will issue the Transit Log.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 26-Oct-2007

Rhodes Port Authority (Formalities)

You must visit Customs and Immigration at the ferry dock before coming to Port Authority
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 19-Feb-2008

New Rhodes Marina (Marina)

In 2015 we were delighted to find that the Rhodes marina that had been under construction for about 20 years has finally been completed, and it is beautiful.

The marina, has been totally rebuilt with beautiful facilities, floating finger piers, a fabulous marina office. 

The floating finger piers allow one to go alongside using springs, so no need for an anchor. 

It is still a €7 - €10 cab ride from old town, but it is so nice not to have to worry about someone tripping your anchor while you are away exploring Rodos. 
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 28-Aug-2015