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Prasonisi Beach, Rhodes

Journey to Prasonisi, Rhodes' southernmost gem where surfer's paradise meets tranquil oasis, offering stunning landscapes, a lively surfing scene with gear rentals, safe swimming areas, and the authentic Greek hospitality of home-run tavernas, making it a must-see regardless of your surfing prowess.

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For a journey to Prasonisi, one of Rhodes' most spectacular beaches, make your way to the southernmost tip of the island. After passing through the quaint village of Kattavia, simply follow the signs and continue along a well-maintained, albeit winding road for a few kilometers until you reach the top of a hill.

Now just imagine this: As you conquer the final slope of the hill, the awe-inspiring panorama of Prasonisi Beach sweeps into your line of sight. Now hold that picture. On one side, the rambunctious waves call out, whispering sweet nothings to the adrenaline-seeking surfers. While on the other, a tranquil oasis of placid waters and unaffected by the winds calm sea unfurls, offering a soothing ambiance perfect for newcomers and the relaxation-thirsty. Whether you're a surfer or simply seeking a stunning beachfront destination, Prasonisi is an absolute must-see.

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Undoubtedly one of the most awe-inspiring beaches on the island of Rhodes, and possibly even the entire country of Greece, Prasonisi Beach boasts a wide expanse of sandy shoreline that gradually narrows as it approaches the island's tip. Eventually, the beach gives way to two sandy coves, culminating in a small, separate island that can be reached either by foot or a refreshing swim, depending on the weather and water level.

In the heart of summer, during the sizzling months of July and August, Prasonisi transforms into a surfer's Eden. Wave riders from all over the globe converge on this sandy haven, drawn by the seductive song of the ocean when the waves reach their majestic peak. It's a spectacle not to be missed!

And don't worry if you're travelling light, or the thrill of surfing is a recent whim. There's no need to lug around your own kit. The beach has got you covered with a selection of surfboards and wetsuits, all readily available for rent. So, whether you're a seasoned wave tamer or an eager newbie, all you need to bring is your love for the surf, and Prasonisi will provide the rest!.

A important note to the aqua enthusiasts - while the beauty of Prasonisi Beach is undeniable, it's wise to show a healthy respect for its sea currents. They can playfully flex their strength, and as much as we love a challenge, it's essential to put safety first when going for a swim.

Prasonisi Beach © Rhodes Guide /

If you decide to dip your toes into these vibrant waters, do take special care and make sure to steer clear of the surfing hotspots. This helps keep the odds of accidental bumps to a minimum.

For a gentler, more relaxed swim, consider gravitating towards the beach's front end where surfers are typically few and far between. Here, you'll find a quiet corner to enjoy the crystal clear waters at your own pace.

Even if you're not one to ride the waves, Prasonisi is still a sight for sore eyes and definitely worth adding to your itinerary. It's not just about the surfing, it's also about taking in the magnificent sweep of natural beauty that paints a picture you'll want to remember forever. Plus, there's a certain charm in watching the surfers dance with the waves, showcasing their impressive skills against the backdrop of the Mediterranean.

And here's a local insider tip: Every home that opens its doors to travelers with comfy rental rooms also runs its own charming taverna. Imagine this - ending your day on a mouth-watering note, savouring delicious Greek cuisine cooked with love and a dash of homegrown hospitality. Now, doesn't that sound like a dream? In Prasonisi the surf is high, the food is divine, and the landscapes are straight out of a postcard.

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Prasonisi Beach reviews & comments

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The dirtiest beach I have ever been on, rubbish everywhere. Its a disgrace. :(

Commented by Brendan May 01, 2023

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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