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Harbour Gates

Visit a harbor that is more than 2,000 years old to see where one of the ancient wonders of the world is believed to have stood.

The Harbour Gates at Rhodes mark the entrance to Mandraki Harbour, which was the island’s main harbor for more than 2,000 years. Spend a few moments here to enjoy the historical buildings, sea views and statues.

Observe the two figures of a male and female deer standing on columns at the mouth of the harbor. They are known as Elafos and Elafina and are symbols of the island. This is believed to be the site where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood. The colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was a 110-feet (34-meter) tall statue of Helios, the Greek god of sun. An earthquake around the year 226 B.C. destroyed much of the gigantic figure and its ruins were later sold.  

Relax on one of the benches on the west side of the entrance and enjoy views of the Aegean Sea. Watch as the yachts and cruise ships pass by in front of you. On a clear day, you can see across to Turkey. 

Stroll along the harbor’s promenade toward the medieval Old Town. This will take you to the waterfront Evangelismos Church, built in the early 20th century. The building is an even more impressive sight when it is illuminated at night. Visit one of the nearby tavernas to sample traditional Greek food and drink. Their outdoor seating areas are a good place to sit and enjoy nice views of the harbor and boats. 

Walk along the breakwater on the east side of the harbor for a different view of the deer statues and entrance. Look at the three disused medieval windmills and go over to the old lighthouse.  

The Harbour Gates are easily accessible from all parts of Rhodes City. Major attractions, such as the Temple of Aphrodite and the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes are only a short walk away.


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    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Rhodes, this all-inclusive resort is within a 5-minute walk of Akti Miaouli Beach and Rhodes Aquarium. Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes and Elli Beach are also within 10 minutes.

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    7 Ierou Lochou Street, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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      65 Amerikis, Rhodes
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Rhodes, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Rhodes Municipal Gallery and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Archaeological Museum of Rhodes and Elli Beach are also within 10 minutes.

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        Nikolaou Savva 3, Rhodes
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Rhodes, this guesthouse is steps away from Harbour Gates and Elli Beach. Rhodes Aquarium and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes are also within 15 minutes.

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          8 Amarantou Str., Rhodes, Rhodes Island
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is steps away from Santa Maria della Vittoria Church and Rhodes National Theatre. Harbour Gates and Governor's Palace are also within 5 minutes.

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            Grigoriou Lambraki 35, Rhodes
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Rhodes, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, Archaeological Museum of Rhodes and Elli Beach. Rhodes Aquarium and Rhodes Port are also within 1 mile (2 km).

              Mitsis Petit Palais Beach Hotel £58
              Mitsis Petit Palais Beach Hotel

              Mitsis Petit Palais Beach Hotel

              3 Stratigou Griva Street, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nestled on the beach, this Rhodes hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Santa Maria della Vittoria Church, Rhodes Aquarium and Elli Beach. Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes and Archaeological Museum of Rhodes are also within 1 mile (2 km).

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                4 Georgiou Papanikolaou Street, Rhodes
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Rhodes, this spa hotel is steps away from Rhodes National Theatre and Elli Beach. Rhodes Aquarium and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes are also within 10 minutes.