Things to see in Mandraki harbour (Rhodes)? /////// Co zobaczyć w porcie Mandraki (Rodos)?

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Mandraki Port is the oldest harbour of the island of Rhodes. It has performed this function since 408 BC. According to legends, it was here that one of the seven wonders of the world was located. The Colossus of Rhodes, 32 metres high, was mentioned in 282 BC. It was destroyed by the earthquake in 226 BC. Although historians are still arguing about whether the statue actually stood at the entrance of this harbour, it's nice to think that I saw this place.
Today, instead of the god of the sun Helios at the entrance to the port there are statues of deer and doe. We can also see both animals in the coat of arms of Rhodes. It should also be mentioned that in Roman times, a she-wolf was standing on the site.

There are many interesting, architecturally diverse buildings along the coastline.
The New Market (Nea Agora)
 The Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Virgin
Fort of St. Nicholas
 Casino Rodos
 Rhodes Aquarium
Three windmills built in the era of Joanites, that is around the fourteenth century
As of today, merchant ships are no longer calling at the Mandraki harbour. It became a haven for yachts, catamarans and powerful cruise ships. You can rent a yacht, sail to the surrounding islands and even Turkey. In addition, diving schools offer PADI courses, and if someone does not like diving, and wants to see what is happening below the surface of the Aegean Sea, it should definitely buy a glass bottom boat trip. 
If you are sailors, you find more technical information here.

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  1. A gorgeous area. You've photographed it beautifully.

  2. It looks beautiful there nice post too :-)

    Have a tnafasticle day :-)