Skip to Content


St. Nicholas & the 3 Windmills

A cache by metttakos Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/17/2010
3 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

The cache Is located near the St. Nicholas Lighthouse , between the lighthouse and the 3 harbor windmills. Across the street from the New Market is the harbor called Mandraki distinguished from the outer harbor by the 3 windmills and the fortifications at the end of the dock. The 15th century Tower of Saint Nicholas at the end of the pier in the Mandraki harbor was the key to the defense of the city and in both the first unsuccessful seige of 1480 and the second and final seige of 1522-23 was pounded into rubble in some of the most ferocious battles in the defense of the city. The harbor of Mandraki was actually the ancient harbor. The three windmills that still stand on the breakwater that leads to the tower are actually all that remain of a line of 14 medieval windmills which were used to ground wheat. The two deer, one male and the other female which stand on pillars at the entrance of the harbor were built by the Italians and symbolize the actual deer they brought to Rhodes to rid the island of snakes.

On your left side (from cache) you can see the harbor for the cruise ships, in front of you lie the Old Town walls and the Grand Magister Palace , the New Town and the Mandraki harbor.

You can reach the cache easily either on foot or by car, bicycle etc.

Watch out for mugglers , there are many especially on Summer.

Thanks for visiting!!

Free counters!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

zntargvp anabpnpur haqre gur zrgnyyvp fgnvef

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



4,478 Logged Visits

Found it 4,102     Didn't find it 240     Write note 41     Needs Archived 6     Temporarily Disable Listing 4     Enable Listing 4     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 76     Owner Maintenance 3     Post Reviewer Note 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 566 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated:
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.