Rhodes Greece Beach at Akti Sachtouri with ancient old town city walls background while enjoying the Aegean Sea water on a sunny day. Designated in ancient times as the “Great Port”, the Commercial Harbour of Rhodes extends from the De Naillac Pier and all the way to the Marine Gate of the Medieval City.
Having from the onset been used as commercial harbour, it is still admitting passenger ships and ferry boat as well as cruise ships, private yachts, sailboats and pleasure boats. All three of the natural coves along the north-easternmost extremity of the City of Rhodes were eventually developed to become harbours. There existed as many as seven harbours around the island, used according to the weather conditions. Once sizeable, the Rhodian harbours have over time come to shrink as the coastline has been brought forward as a result of consecutive structural works on the respective sites.