One day in Mandraki is enough to meet people and drink your coffee in the square of Ilikiomeni or Leukantio with the locals. The white and colorful two-storey houses with the wooden balconies, the old mill, the cobblestones, the building of the City Hall in Potamos, Kazarma which was the Italian Residency, the alleys, the lands with citrus trees and the dome of Panagia Potamitissa (1837), the stone building of Karava and the beach of Agios Savvas light up as if they are painted in gold color when the sunset comes. You will enjoy the sight by walking in the beautiful cobbled path leading to Chochlaki or by the stairs of Panagia Spiliani. The venetian castle built by the Knights of Saint John in the 14th century, dominates in Mandraki built with square stones and durable plaster. Long and narrow crenellations, Magistri’s coats of arms and escutcheons adorn the walls.
Mandraki developed touristically because of the dayboats which come from Kos.