The work on the new Marina in Rhodes started many years ago but then fell into a deep sleep. Because of problems with the authorities, all work stopped and the site lay idle for many years. Insiders from Rhodes even assumed that the marina would always remain unfinished. And in actual fact, nothing happened for a long time.
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he marina was up and running. And in deed: the marina has in fact commenced operations but it is far from being finished. There is still a lot of building work going on at the site. Many buildings are still shells, others are ready to move into. Apart from one yacht agency all of the premises are, however, still empty. There is still no bar, café or restaurant. However, you only have to cross the busy street to find various restaurants, a bakery and two supermarkets.
According to the manager of Marina Rhodes, an exclusive restaurant, a coffee chain, various clothing stores, a gym with a spa area, a chandlery, service agencies as well as a rental company for vehicles and scooters will be moving in.
The sanitary facilities and the room for washing machines and dryers are, however, finished. The atmosphere is, as expected, modern and functional.
80% of the berths have already been equipped with mooring lines, the missing 20% will be coming in winter. Water, electricity, Internet and TV connections are also available. At Rhodes Marina, free Wi-Fi (1 Mb/sec.) is standard. High-speed connections can be obtained for an additional charge. Wired LAN connections are available, too. Connections with the typical RJ-45 connectors have been integrated into the power points.
Rhodos Marinas has berths for up to 380 yachts. 10% of the berths are going to be available to charter companies. Yachts up to 60 m long can moor at the breakwater. CCTV cameras have already been installed there. The other berths are also going be fitted with a camera surveillance system. Therefore, yacht owners will be able to keep an eye on their yachts even during winter. The entire marina is fenced and monitored by security staff.
The new Rhodes Marina is located about 2.5 km from the old town, the town of Rhodes is about 4 km away. A taxi into town costs about 7 euros each way. The fuel station located at the north mole is in fact ready but still has no operating licence. They are planning to open for the 2016 season. Until then, boaters have to fall back on the tankers as is otherwise customary in Greece. The Rhodes Marina offers good shelter except from stron northerlies. Strong Meltemi creates unpleasant swell in the marina.
There are no cranes in the marina at the moment. The area for dry berths has a capacity for about 220 yachts and should be ready by 2017. There will also be a powerful crane there by then.
Habe die Marina im April über mySea gebucht. Alles super brauchte noch nicht mal zur Rezeption nach dem anlegen. Zwar noch nicht alles fertig aber alle sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Sanitärgebäude ist fertig, es fehlen nur noch die Waschmaschinen. Aber auch da wird durch einen sehr kostengünstigen Abholservice weiter geholfen. Ein Autoverleih befindet sich auch schon im Marina Gebäude. Es ist eine wirklich sehr gute Alternative zu dem mittlerweile immer schlechter gewordenen Mandraki Hafen. Lieber etwas höhere Liegeplatzgebühren als überteuerte Gebühren nach Ankerfest für einen Taucher zu bezahlen.