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!
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.