The yacht charter companies are based in Mandraki Harbour, on the east side of town, near the old city.
From Rhodes Airport to Mandraki Harbour
The airport is about 10 miles (16km) from Rhodes Town. You’ve two options to get in to town:
- By taxi – the right is outside the arrivals hall. The fare is 22€ (2013), about £19.
- By bus – these depart from outside the terminal building, and run roughly twice an hour from about 7am to 11pm. The fare is around 2€. The bus stops just a few minutes walk from Mandraki.
From Rhodes Ferry Port to Mandraki
If you’re arriving by ferry, it’s a bit over half a mile from the ferry terminal to Mandraki. It’s all pretty flat and quite a pleasant walk if it’s not too hot and your bags aren’t too heavy. Otherwise hop in a taxi.
From Athens to Rhodes Ferry Port
There are several ferries each day to Rhodes from Athens, many running overnight. From the ferry port follow the directions above to Mandraki.
From Marmaris, Turkey to Rhodes Ferry Port
There’s a ferry service between Rhodes and Marmaris, with two departures a day in high season, dropping to one a day in mid season. In low season it doesn’t run every day so check first. The port in Marmaris is right next to Netsel Marina, though annoyingly, you have to walk out of the port past the marina to get in (unless the gate in the wall on your left has been left open)!
You can book online at rhodes.marmarisinfo.com. The current fare (March 2014) is 40€. You can also buy your ticket at the port – I’ve not done the trip for a couple of years but this used to mean queuing at one window to pay the fare, then at another to pay the port tax. Journey time is about an hour with about another hour for faffing about with customs and tickets.