Prassonissi beach guide Rhodes
Photo: Vlad Аrchic
The beach at Prassonissi lies at the very southern tip of Rhodes about 92 kilometers from Rhodes Town and 40 kilometres from Lindos, A dramatic three kilometre spit of sand runs out reaches out to a small islet with the windy Aegean on one side and the calmer Lybian Sea on the other. This is an ideal spot for windsurfing and paragliding and many professionals come here to train.
The wide sand spit ends at a small islet that you can reach on foot or by swimming, depending on the weather and the level of the water.
The views are astonishing from a distance when both bays can be jam packed with windsurfers. The sands are flat and smooth and cars and jeeps regularly roll over the sands carrying surfboards and other sailing gear.
Prassonissi is a paradise for surfers, especially in July and August when the meltemi winds set in and strong gusts blow in across the exposed sands.
There are surfboards and wetsuits for hire but Prassonissi is still worth a visit even if you are not a surfer. The landscape is astonishing.
To reach Prasonisi you will need transport as there are few buses. It is well signposted after Katavia and the sight of Prassonissi as you come over the hill is quite breathtaking.
There are a couple of tavernas at the roadside but neither is cheap.
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