Rhodes holidays in Greece at Prasonisi Beach: The long and large sandy beach of Prasonisi lies 85 south of Rhodes Town and 40 km south west of Lindos village. Prasonisi is known as a windsurfing paradise for many lovers of this sport. Particularly during the months of July and August, when the north winds called meltemi are blowing, the beach is crowded and every day you will enjoy skillful windsurfers.
The beach consists of two sandy coves which both of them end in a rocky island that can be either reached on foot or swimming, depending on the level of the waters. Windsurfing equipments are available for rent, even if most surfers bring their own material. Taverns and rooms for rent can be found close to the beach. The landscape is idyllic and the waters amazingly crystalline.
To reach Prasonisi you will have to drive all the way to the most south part of the island. Just after Katavia, turn left (there are signs to guide you) and after a few kilometers more driving, and from the top of a hill, Prasonisi comes into sight: waves to the right, calm sea and shelter from the wind to the left – and surfers everywhere!
It is one of the most impressive beaches on the island. 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. This is a paradise for surfers, especially in July and August. There are surfboards and wetsuits for hire. 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.
Like the islet, the two beaches are named Prasonisi. Both are situated in a breathtaking scenery with views to the Aegean Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and spectacular mountains.
Prasonisi is often very windy on the west side, while sheltered on the east. Consequently, experienced windsurfers make use of the windy conditions on the western side, while rather inexperienced windsurfers and sunbathers enjoy the eastern side.
Both beaches benefit from fine sand and very shallow water, especially close to the islet. The eastern beach has sections with sun beds and parasols. Parking is possible close to the beach.
Soft sand and very shallow water make Prasonisi beaches perfect for children, especially the eastern side of the beach.
Prasonisi is a world-renowned paradise for windsurfers and kitesurfers. There are a few surf centers and surf schools at the beach.
There are several restaurants and cafés close to the beach. You also find a mini-market with refreshments.
Prasonisi can’t be described as a resort, although you will find a few hotels and rooms to let. The most popular hotel is the Oasis Windsurfing Hotel.
The closest villages are Kattavia and Lachania, both very small traditional Greek villages.