Rhodes (Mandraki) - General Info

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Rhodes is the largest of the islands in the Dodecanese and is a popular tourist destination. It is also a large charter base, so visiting mid-week provides a better chance of finding a berth. The main harbor for yachts is Mandraki on the north-east tip of the island.

Rhodes town is very congested with crowds from cruise ships, ferries, holiday package groups, etc. and has thousands of shops and restaurants. Many cruisers prefer to moor in Lindos and take the bus up to Rhodes for the day.


36° 27.14’N, 28° 13.67’E. (Rhodes harbor)

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  1. June 19, 2021 at 1:48 PM
    talaria says:

    Has anyone had difficulty entering Greece from Turkey when using Rhodes as the port of entry? Even though Greece is now open (if you follow the requirements) we have been hearing that folks are being denied entry forcing them to return to Turkey. Thanks.

  2. August 1, 2017 at 12:17 PM
    Data Entry5 says:

    Rhodes marina is getting better all the time. Many more yachts in September 2017. €86 for two nights for our 12 metres. Stern to with lazy lines. Water & shore power. Diesel at €1.15 per litre.

    Toilet blocks clean with lashings of hot water. Friendly & helpful marina staff. Friendly supermarket staff. Beer in restaurant outrageously expensive!

    Manager explained they were limited in money they could extract daily from their Greek bank which slows development, but they expect upwards of 300 berths next year. The walk into town isn’t so bad and affords an opportunity to gaze upon the boat yards and impressive city walls.

  3. October 22, 2016 at 8:47 AM
    Data Entry5 says:

    Unfortunately, I cannot share Sue’s views about Navigo Agency. We only stayed one night and did not need any paperwork because we did not travel outside Greece and are EU citizens.

    Still, although we were told otherwise they held on to our ship’s papers and would not return them to us until after many phonecalls later. The communication was very poor even though I speak Greek.

    We were charged 40 Euro for one night which is the highest I have ever paid in Greece. Instead of answering the question of why it was necessary to keep our papers they gave us the runaround by being evasive about the matter.

    With the help of a local man suddenly we got our papers and the money back with an apology that it had all been a misunderstanding. So far so good, only the next day after we had left I was being harassed via SMS to pay the marina. To say the least the agency did not show its professional side here.

  4. June 17, 2016 at 6:52 AM
    Data Entry5 says:

    Mandraki harbour has two very convenient mini supermarkets. We found a full-size supermarket, a bakery, fruit/veg shops and two butcher shops on Kanada road.

    It’s a good 20-minute walk from Mandraki harbour, past the ferry terminal and right at the BP petrol station (Afstralias Road). The supermarket delivered and most of the staff had excellent English as did the butchers (Kaloudis Meats ph 2241020817).

    We also spoke with a person that was staying at the new Marina, he spoke very highly of the facilities. It a long hike, bus or taxi to the old town but it looks very nice.

    We found Navigo Yacht Agency (Nicolas [email protected] ) extremely professional to book our berth in Mandraki and manage our customs/transit log documentation.

    They also assisted me with a scooter ride to the only marine chandlery (their second shop is at the new marina) located opposite the ferry terminal.

  5. May 8, 2016 at 4:38 PM
    Data Entry5 says:

    May 5th, 2016 Comments above are still valid. There are now lazy lines and docking on the pontoons is also possible. The washrooms are working, for the man’s 2 showers stall, 3 wash basins and 3 toilets.

    With only 25 boats in the harbour, some of which were unoccupied a bit of a line-up early in the morning. We did not encounter North Easterlies but even with Westerlies, there was some swell from time to time.

    Discounts are still offered for our 14-meter boat the charge was 45 euro a night, power and water extra. The free wifi works on and off, mostly off. Even when working you get 15 minutes connection time then it disconnects and you have to sign in again.

    There seems to be no limit to how many times you can do this. A premium service is available for 7 euro per day. Across the road from the marina is a chandler, a bakery, a fish, steak and pizza restaurant, a small A&B supermarket about 5-minute walk, a Lidl about 3 KM.

    To get to the old town is a brisk walk, we use fold-up bike so now problem to get most places. As stated above, the marina is tranquil compared to the old harbour, there were a few spots available when we were there.

    In the busy summer month the marina might be the only option, and we preferred the marina. When this marina is finished it should be a really nice place, question is when, little work seems to be going on, looks like a very long-term project.

  6. November 12, 2015 at 1:33 PM
    Data Entry5 says:

    Posted on behalf of Francesco Maccagnani – 23 September, 2015:

    Just to inform you that Rhodes Marina is a very unsafe “marina” with winds coming from an easterly direction. I guess they have to modify something in the external breakwater because a violent amount of water is pushed from the sea into the marina creating a tremendous swell.

    The marineros don’t do anything to help in such situations. One boat alongside got damage to the stanchions and gel coat. We were alongside too, and the wind was pushing last night around 23:00hrs at 50 knots with a dangerous swell..!

    Luckily I could find 2 big tires and managed to fit them between the boat and the dock, no damage but a stressful night!

    I think they could have saved money, investing in the safety of the marina, before spending alot on a mega-office, electronic security devices, thousands of square meters of useless concrete.

  7. August 31, 2015 at 2:35 PM
    Data Entry5 says:

    Update on the new marina of Rhodes as per end August 2015:

    Sandbar some 150 meters North of the entrance. Try to come in from NE. Yachts are mooring stern to floating piers. No anchoring nor mooring lines, instead a small floating pier to one side of each berth for your spring line.

    Swell is rolling in, do not expect a still berth. Very big yachts are still being put long side to concrete piers. Prices start for boats as of 12 meters LOA, smaller boats must pay this minimum charge of 29.45 Euro per night.

    The staff cannot give any discounts. Apparently, the policy is to discourage smaller boats from mooring here. Water is 7 € per cubic meter. Both water and power are metered.

    For each men and women there are 2 showers and 3 toilets in operation. There is still a lot to be built in this marina. Old town at 25 minutes walking distance, no bus service.
    Nice and very helpful staff, but so far no pilot boats in service.

  8. June 4, 2015 at 8:35 AM
    Data Entry5 says:

    We were in Rhodes from the 1st of July until the 6th, and would like to report on the status of the new marina and our experience clearing in. The office is OPEN, with some berths now available.

    During our stay there were 12 boats, all docked alongside (not stern to) with water and electricity hooked up. The intention is obviously for stern-to docking, but for now, with no mooring lines in place, all boats are side to.

    The marina is still in a state of construction, and there are no toilet/shower facilities, nor a functioning fuel dock. There does seem to be activity though, with construction happening slowly.

    We were aboard a 22m yacht, with other boats ranging in size from 29m to 12m. The depth throughout seems to be the reported 5m, with the shallowest being at the entrance. Our draft was 3.5m and we had no issues.

    Cost to stay was 57Euro per day for our 22metres, though we understood better prices can be organized for longer stays. The marina is one mile from town itself, and can be easily accessed by foot or bike.

    Close to the marina are a few cafes and small convenience stores. The marina staff were all very pleasant and helpful, and keen to attract visitors and good publicity.

    With Mandraki harbour always so full, and the constant problem of fouled anchors, the new marina was a good, easy option for us, and away from the all-hours hustle and bustle of the city. It is a quiet and protected spot.

    We did not use an agent to clear in, and the process was very quick and painless. We took a 7euro taxi from the new marina to the Port Police, where we checked in and paid 15euro.

    Then to Immigration and Customs (a 10mins walk). Immigration was free and at customs, we were charged 20euros. We then had to return to the Port Police to show our DEKPA (purchased in 2011 and worked as valid) and receive our final stamp. Everyone was very friendly and efficient.

  9. June 1, 2015 at 1:35 PM
    Data Entry5 says:

    Posted on behalf of MV LeeZe:
    We used Navigo Yacht Agency (Nicolas Pavlis, Figen, and Arzou) to help us get a place in Rhodes, Mandraki Port. I just cannot say enough good things about him.

    He was attentive but not intrusive, watchful of the boat when we were gone, and offered friendly but effective counsel when and where needed. He can be reached by email ([email protected], [email protected]), phone (+30 697 928 6667), and by web (http://www.navigo-agency.com).

    If you use him, or any other agent to run your paperwork, he will hold on to it to run it just prior to departure. That does include passports. While there are other agents, he seems to be the one that the Turkish Gulets use when coming in.

    He needs some days notice to arrange a berth (4-7, longer in July and August) and he runs the check-in / out papers. Upon arrival at the port’s entrance, hail him on VHF Ch 9.

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