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Prasonisi Beach, Rhodes

Located at the southernmost tip of Rhodes, Prasonisi is undeniably one of the most awe-inspiring beaches on the island. This magnificent beach comprises two sandy coves that culminate in an island, accessible on foot or by swimming, depending on the water level and weather conditions.
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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.

As you crest the hill, the breathtaking expanse of Prasonisi Beach will come into view. To the right, the waves beckon to surfers, while to the left, calm waters and shelter from the wind provide a serene atmosphere. 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.

Surfers flock to this paradise, especially during the months of July and August when the waves are at their most impressive. For those without their own gear, surfboards and wetsuits are available for rent.

It's important to exercise caution when swimming, as the sea currents can be strong. If you do decide to make the swim, proceed with extra care and avoid areas occupied by surfers to minimize the risk of accidents. To find a safer spot for swimming, it's best to head towards the beginning of the beach, where there tends to be fewer surfers. Whether you're a surfer or simply seeking a stunning beachfront escape, Prasonisi Beach is a must-visit destination on Rhodes.

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.

Prasonisi Beach © Rhodes Guide /

Prasonisi Beach © Rhodes Guide /

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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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