About Mandraki Marina in Rhodes
Mandraki marina is located at the northernmost tip of the island right below the medieval castle and opposite the Market Square of Rhodes, a 30 minute drive from the airport and 20 minutes walk from the commercial (ferry) port of Rhodos.
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands at the Aegean Sea, one of the best sailing & cruising areas in Europe and has been rated among the top ten vacation destinations Worldwide, with approximately 3.000.000 tourists per year.
Coordinates: 36o 26′ 40″ N , 28o 13′ 23″ E
- Mooring: Not Available Everywhere
- VHF channel 68
- Electricity: 32 A (220) Amber 32 A (380) Three faces, available on the quay
- Fuel is delivered on the quay by a car-tanker
- WC / Toilets / Hot water showers are available near the office 5-minutes walk from the boats’ berth
- There are two supermarkets within the harbour that are open 7 days a week from 07.30 to 21.00 during the summer.
- Parking area located into the marina, unguarded
- WIFI (Around marine office)
The main street is a 7-minute walk from the dock. There you can find:
- ATM cash point and many Banks are located in the town near the yachts pier.
- Various cafes, taverns and restaurants.
- A 24-hour taxi stand is also found across the road outside Mandraki marina.
- The local bus terminal of Rhodos town with connection of the main villages/ beaches/ sites of the island (such as Lindos) is about 300m away from the yachts berths.
In the summer the prevailing winds is the “Meltemi” blowing from a north – west direction at Force 4 – 6. In spring and autumn the wind is less strong and blows from the south – east. If your bearing is towards Kos island, then after you pass the Turkish cape West of Symi island, the winds are usually calmer and blow from N (or NE sometimes).
Shelter: All Wind Destinations (Except East Wind)
Beware of the rocks and shallow waters on the north side of the port entrance. Also: drop as much chain as you have in your chain locker, so that your boat’s anchor will not stuck to the heavy-big-chain of the mooring-lines which is submerged parallel to the dock at a distance of 30m (90 feet). Waters at this point are 20 m deep and you will -most probably- need a diver to free your anchor.
How to get there
Located 14 km away from the Rhodes International Airport Diagoras (IATA: RHO, ICAO: LGRP), near the village of Paradisi.
It is the fourth busiest airport of Greece in total passenger volume.Domestic Flights from Athens take place every day.
A direct charter flight from your country to Rhodes would be the best solution.
The airport is well signposted and can be reached via the dual carriageway coastal road which runs all around the island.
Since you get to the airport, take a taxi or a public bus. The city of Rhodes is a 20 minute drive to the northeast.
- Public buses time schedule: http://www.rhodes-transport.gr/paradisi_b.php#.VKPavXtvadw
- Taxi station out of Rhodes town: +30 22410 69600, the cost is about 25euros.
By boat from Athens
There are daily boats from Pireaus that generally leave between the hours of 1pm and 6pm. It is a 17 hour trip, so we recommend you to take a cabin. The Commercial Port is right next to the Marin.
- Valley of butterflies
- Filerimos and the ancient city of Ialysos
- Seven Springs
- Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes (Marine Aquarium)
- The monastery of Tsampika
- Lindos and its Acropolis
- The Medieval City of Rhodes
- As it is a big island, if you don’t rent a car, you will need the public buses.
RODA buses serve the Rhodes centre to the suburbs (Kastri,Yalissos, Marista, Paradisi) and the western side of the island (Theologos, Eleousa, Platania). Suburban (KTEL) buses can carry you to the eastern side of the island (Faliraki, Afandou, Archaggelos, Lindos, Kallithies).
- Kalathos Beach – A wonderfully golden sandy beach on on the south east coast of Rhodes just 50km from the capital
- Faliraki beach – There is plenty going on for the family including watersports on a daily basis, plus the beach has some wonderful Tavernas and restaurants.
- Tsambika Beach – Gorgeous sandy beach, it has sunbeds and umbrellas for hire and the beach is very quiet with lovely crystal clear waters and amazing views. There is a small Taverna on the beach and watersports are available to keep the kids entertained.
- Ladiko beach – The waters here are perfect for snorkelling and fishing and you can have a very relaxing day on this beautiful beach.
- Lindos beach – One of the most popular beaches in Rhodes and very popular with families. The beach here is wonderfully sandy with the clear blue Aegean lapping at the sand. Watersports are available here for the kids and there are a few Tavernas and restaurants to keep you fed and watered. Wonder around the corner of the bay and you will find a shallow inlet which is perfect for snorkelling and bathing.