harbor was the main harbor of Rhodos for almost 2,500 years.
On the left side you can see the entrance to the harbor and
the two deer, (it is believed that the Colossus
of Rhodos was
standing there) a Rhodian symbol of strength and wealth.
Mandraki Harbor still remains very active, with lots of
sailboats, private yachts and small cruise boats that offer
trips around Rhodos and other nearby islands. Now
the mouth is adorned by statues of a male and female deer (
Elafos and Elafina) symbols of the island - which stand on
columns. The harbor with its millionaires' yachts, moored
alongside quaint, old fishing boats is an unspoilt place,
lined by seaside Cafes.
Mandraki is used by boats which
leave here every day for short cruises to nearby islands and
to bathing places on Rhodos. On the long breakwater front at
Mandraki stand the three medieval windmills which ground the
grain unloaded from merchant vessels in the harbor.