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Prasonisi Beach, Rhodes

Prasonisi is for sure one of the most impressive beaches on Rhodes, at the southernmost end of the island. It consists of two sandy coves ending in an island that you can reach on foot or by swimming, depending on the weather and the level of the water.
Amenities & things to do at Prasonisi Beach beach:
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Snorke-
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Scuba
Watersports available

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Canoes
Canteens or restaurants available

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For kids
Showers available

Showers
Beach loungers available

Beach loungers
Lavatories available

WC
Parking available

Parking

To reach the beach of Prasonisi you will have to drive all the way to the most south part of the island. Just after you pass the village of Kattavia, turn left - there are signs to guide you - and after driving for a few more kilometers on a windy but well maintained road, you will reach the top of a hill from where the beach of Prasonisi will come into sight: waves to the right, calm sea and shelter from the wind to the left - and practically surfers everywhere!

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Prasonisi beach is undoubtedly one of the most impressive beaches on the island, and probably in the whole of Greece. A wide sandy beach which will gradually narrow as it extends towards the ending tip of the island, eventually forming two sandy coves ending in a separate small island that you can reach on foot or by swimming, depending on the weather and the level of the water. This is a paradise for surfers, especially in July and August. There are surfboards and wet-suits for hire. Be careful though if you decide to swim across, you may be exposed to sea currents - always proceed with extra caution.

It is well worth a visit even if you are not a surfer yourself, just to enjoy the magnificent landscape and admire the skill of the surfers. All the houses offering rented rooms also operate their own taverna.

If you decide to swim here, make sure you find a place not or less occupied by surfers to avoid accidents. This would be mostly at the beginning of the beach.

Prasonisi Beach © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

Prasonisi Beach © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com


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We have been to Prasonisi 2 years ago and are booked to come to Rhodes again in August! Cannot wait!

Commented by Arpita johal February 24, 2021

Anyone visiting Prasonisi should be aware of the potential risk that kite surfers pose.

My wife was nearly hit by an out of control kite whilst posing in the usual spot where all the tourists go to be photographed where the two seas meet. It hit the ground at high speed just 2 metres from her, and without meaning to sound melodramatic, could have been fatal if it had hit her in the head. As it happens, the kite then took off side ways whilst the guy (who was learning) struggled to control it, knocking my wife flat on her face in to the water (another tourist was also hit and he dropped all of his stuff in to the sea). She was left shocked and shaken, with a nasty 10" cut on the back of her neck from where the cord caught her, and had a sore neck for the rest of the holiday.

We went to Prasonis like so many tourists do, without a thought of the risk to us. But the fact is that you are surrounded by kites and many of these people will be inexperienced. If one of those things comes down and hits you at 20mph+ you are going to know all about it!

Commented by Anon June 17, 2011

It has to be on the "must see" list of everyone who visits Europe, it's fabulous.

Commented by paulene green August 19, 2009

Just a comment-dont try swimming to the island else you might get swept away! I love prassonissi, its a very special place. If you cant windsurf(like me!) its worth a visit just to walk along the beach and paddle in the sea and get soaked by the waves, as well as watching the amazing windsurfers who flock there. Its the best place to watch the sunset on the whole island with a totally clear horizon.Dont expect good swimming but its well worth a visit for the pictures, but remember to tie up your hair as it can be very windy!

Commented by Helena J. March 23, 2004

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