Mandraki is not only the marina where cruise ships, yachts and sailing boats which visit the island but it is also one of the busiest areas of Rhodes. rental activities, souvenir shops, bars, restaurants, the market and the tourist office are all close to this area, which leads to the old city through the famous Gate of Freedom, one of the nine city gates that allow entry into the medieval part. But the main attraction of the port are the two pillars at the entrance of the sea. The columns are home on their top two bronze statues depicting Elafos and Elafina, the deer that according to ancient legend would have chased the snakes infesting the island. Just between the two columns is said that he stopped imposing the Colossus of Rhodes, gigantic statue of Elios God, protector of the island and now unfortunately it's gone, destroyed by an earthquake.