Set sail for new Rhodes marina
Dave Sewel: April 2011
Set sail for new Rhodes holiday marina.
Having got ropes snagged more times than I can remember it's good to hear that the new marina is to open shortly in Rhodes. After years in the making and delays that could only happen in Greece, the £60m marina complex is expected to open this June in time for the Rhodes summer holiday season.
As well as moorings for more boats the new Rhodes marina complex will also feature a host of extra facilities for visiting tourists.
They include a bank, shops, restaurants, cafeterias, gym, spa with swimming pool, green areas and a landscape promenade along the marina's main pier, no doubt all charging tourist prices.
Tourist watchers expect more than 20,000 visitors to arrive in Rhodes by boat this year. The new marina has berths for about 400 boats and with at least 50 for so-called super-yachts.
A new ring road linking the marina to Rhodes International Airport was finished recently so boaters can hop on a plane or vice versa.