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The Mandraki Harbour in Rhodes

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Mandraki Harbour in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Doe at the entrance of port of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Deer at the entrance to Mandraki harbor in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.

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Jetty Mandraki in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.The small harbor is likely Mandráki port Rhodes since antiquity , it was used by the Knights of Rhodes to moor their fleet.
EtymologyEtymology
The name comes from the Greek word Mandraki μάνδρα barn or stable meaning, and refers to a closed port walls.

In Italian, the port was called Mandracchio.

Location

Mandraki Harbour in Rhodes on a currencyMandráki is located north of the commercial port Emborió which it is separated by a long dyke dotted with windmills.

Coordinates: Latitude: 36.447972 (36 ° 26 '52.7 ") N, Longitude: 28.225937 (28 ° 13' 33.3") E

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Mandraki Harbour
Panoramic photo of Mandraki harbor in Rhodes
Mandraki Harbour in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Mandraki Harbour in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Rhodes harbor photographed by Lucien Roy around 1911. Click to enlarge the image.Rhodes harbor - Photography Lucien Roy around 1911. Click to enlarge the image.
At the junction of the old and new Rhodes , the port of Mandráki is now transformed into a marina for pleasure boats, boat trips and boats, quaint colorful shops selling enough products of local handicrafts (sponges, shells, coral).
Boat Shops in Rhodes harbor - Click to enlarge in Fotolia (new tab)Boutique boats in the harbor of Mandraki in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Boat Shops in Rhodes harbor. Click to enlarge the image.
Deer and deer
The harbor entrance Mandráki two columns of bronze on which are represented the animals which are the emblem of Rhodes : Elafos and Elafina, stag and doe.
Entrance to Mandraki harbor Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Deer at the entrance of the Mandraki harbor in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Elafos at the entrance to Mandraki harbor in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Sunken boat in the port of Mandraki in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Mandraki Harbour in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
The Colossus of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.These columns are located where once, according to legend, would draw one of the seven wonders of the world, the Colossus of Rhodes , a bronze statue of 33 meters high representing Helios, the sun god, which would served as both a symbol of power and light. According to legend, the statue straddled the harbor mouth, this legend has not been confirmed by historians.
Fort St. Nicholas
At the end of the jetty 400 m long held the Fort St. Nicholas defending first assaults the city.
Mandraki Harbour in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Fort St. Nicholas Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Fort St. Nicholas Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Mills of Mandraki
Mandráki port is protected by a breakwater approximately 400 meters long which still stand three old windmills.

These three mills on the thirteen who were there, were once used to grind grain for the city and for cargo ships.

Today, the wings always turn the wind mills but have no activity.

Mandraki Harbour in Rhodes - Click to enlarge in Fotolia (new tab)Windmills of Mandraki harbor in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Windmills of Mandraki harbor in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Windmills of Mandraki in Rhodes 1911. Click to enlarge the image.Mandraki Harbour in Rhodes 1911

General Information

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Cats on the Mandraki harbor in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Excursion boat to Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.GR - 851 00 Ródos (Nissi Ródos)

Mandráki, you can go on excursions by boat or hydrofoil to the nearby islands or even Turkey.

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