The harbor is protected on the eastern side by a 400m long pier. - Here are still remnants of the ancient mole, to recognize. For more than 2,400 years ago, the warships of Rhodes lay here. Later, in the Middle Ages, it was the anchorage for the galleys of knights. On the pier are three, still intact windmills. At the very end of the pier, there are remains of the 15th century fortress of Agios Nikolaos.The narrow port entrance is framed by two pillars, on which the heraldic animals of the island, the deer (Greek Elafos) and the doe (Greek Elafia) stand. There, once the Colossus of Rhodes is said to have stood.Immediately, opposite the port, there is a large building, the Nea Agora - in German: new market. Here, in the square, one-and-a-half-storey building, numerous offices, restaurants and shops have settled. In its interior, under a hilltop, the fish market takes place on weekdays.rhodos-travel.com/mandraki.htm
November 10, 2019
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