Rhodes Marina - Rhodes Island New Marina
Rhodes Marina is Greece's newest state of the Art development, ready to be operational in early June 2015. According to the island's leading estate agents Savvaidis & Associates, the 100 million euro Marina investment would attract a large number of boats servicing an important area of the South East Aegean Sea and boost Rhodes property market.
The development will contribute to the overall regeneration of the area and improve the quality of life for residents. Recruitment needs around the marina are expected to expand the demand for housing, whether it is rental or purchase, in the surrounding area.
"Property Prices in the nearby area of Rhodes are expected to peak in 2012 once the marina will be fully operational," says Savvas Savvaidis of Savvaidis & Associates estate agency: "Property in the area will reap the rewards as an increase of interest around the marina has already been documented."
Savvaidis & Associates is currently in discussions for the development of 2 large plots of land in the immediate proximity to the Marina that will become a Commercial Centre and a 5* Hotel.
The knock on effects are expected to be seen further a field. The New Ring Road connecting the Marina to Rhodes International Airport has already been completed by 70% and has already increased the value of land in the immediate area.
About Savaidis & Associates
Savvaidis & Associates is the largest real estate agency on the island of Rhodes with 2 offices strategically located in prime spots of the Island. It employs 10 full-time experienced professionals.The company was established in 1983. Since then it has offered brokerage services, in both the residential and commercial sectors. High profile commercial transactions like the Zara Building, Kotsovolos and the late 2010 H&M commercial lease are part of the exemplary track record of the company. Property management and valuations is another important part of the company's activities. Savvaidis / Associates covers more than 95% of the housing supply on the island.
source: Savvaidis & Associates
It is a public port that does NOT offer the facilities of a modern private marina. The port alike the town of Rhodos occupies 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. The facilities within the harbour area can give a minimum of comfort to the charterers since there is power, water and supermarkets near the yachts.
Mandraki harbor was the main harbor of Rhodes 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 Rhodes was standing there), a Rhodian symbol of strength and wealth. Mandraki Harbour still remains very active, with lots of sailboats, private yachts and small cruise boats that offer trips around Rhodes and other nearby islands.
Berth where directed or where convenient. The harbour is hopelessly crowded in the summer, with yachts often two or three out of the quay. Mandraki is now designated as a marina, although as yet few additional facilities have been introduced. yachts can also go on the pontoon on the W side, just inside the entrance, if there is room
Good, all around shelter in the harbour. Numerous boats winter afloat here. Fouled anchors are a common occurrence, simply because there are so many yachts. A large mooring chain, lying approximately 30m out of the quay, is also easily fouled.
source: Roditis Yachting and Rhodes Marina.com
Marina Rhodos Mandraki – Crowded Port in front of Historical Background
Those who hope to get a mooring place in the town port of Rhodes during the high season, are looking for a needle in a haystack. However, Rhodes marina is a great place to start your Mediterranean adventure, among the Dodecanse islands or even the Turkish coast.
Location & Approach
Mooring your boat in this marina is a real privilege since the Rhodos Mandraki marina is actually the old town harbor. Now if you remember your history, the entrance of the old harbor of Rhodos is said to have been guarded by the Colossus, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Sadly, the Colossus is long gone but the Yacht Charter sailors can still enjoy that ancient mystique in a modern setting.
The marina is located in the north part of Rhodos island, along the other ports of the old town, being the furthest to the north, with the coordinates 36°26' N 28°14' E. From out at sea, the marina is easy to spot thanks to the medieval castle that sits just above it on a hill. Also, opposite the marina, the Yacht Charter skipper can see the main market street.
The fact that the Mandraki marina is actually the old town port means that it’s not going to offer the facilities of a modern private marina, but regardless of that fact, it seems to be very popular with the Yacht Charter crowds, especially during the summer months when a berth at this marina is very hard to come by.
A reason for that could be the position of the Rhodes island and the Rhodea town in particular, a gateway to the Dodecanese island and even the shores of Turkey. Also, the marina is conveniently situated just 30 minutes from the airport by car and 20 minutes from the commercial ferry by foot. This connects with numerous Yacht Charter islands in Greece and with resorts in Turkey, such as Marmaris.
Also, during the summer, the prevailing wind in the area is the Meltemi which blows from the northwest to the west with forces of 4-6 Beaufort causing some problems for Yacht Charter yachts. North of the port entrance there are rocks and shallow waters that should be avoided.
Infrastructure & Ambience
The marina has 120 berths which are never enough during the summer months, a reason for which a booking in advance would be a good idea. Berths have water and power supply (220V) as well as the basic facilities of toilets, hot water showers, a mini market and grocery shops, a parking lot and a taxi stand for those Yacht Charter sailors with a trip around town in mind.
However, there is an additional bus terminal within walking distance of the marina grounds, in case ther are things you can’t find there. Also within walking distance of the marina is Rhodes main commercial street where you’ll find a wide assortment of shops, banks and restaurants, everything a Yacht Charter tourist needs.
Other than the fact that it gets busy during the summer time, the fact that the facilties here are pretty basic, Mandraki marina is really a great place to moor, since the ancient town of Rhodes is a starting point for many Yacht Charter itineraries in the Mediterranean.
source: Yacht Booker.com
* UNFORTUNATELY 'RHODES MARINA' ISN'T READY YET!!