If you are into windsurfing or kitesurfing, Prasonisi beach in Rhodes has your name on it

Why Prasonisi is Rhodes’ No.1 water sports beach

If you are into windsurfing and kitesurfing and planning holidays in Rhodes, the water sports scene of Prasonisi beach has your name on it
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Why Prasonisi is Rhodes’ No.1 water sports beach

If you’ve ever searched for the best windsurfing and kitesurfing spots in Greece, chances are you’ve already been introduced to Prasonisi beach. Its reputation is yet another reason Rhodes continues to be one of the most popular destinations in Greece … although you certainly don’t need to be a watersports expert to enjoy a day there.

You’ll find it at the southwestern-most tip of Rhodes – a long stretch of sand connecting teardrop-shaped Prasonisi island (hence the name of the beach) to mainland Rhodes. In the summer, it’s a sandy peninsula that offers water-filled fun on both sides of the beach. And in the winter, the waves and tide wash in, turning Prasonisi into an islet. So for much of the year, you can walk the length of the beach to the islet, which is Natura 2000-protected and has an abandoned lighthouse on it.

But let’s face it, you’re probably here for the water sports. What makes Prasonisi the premier windsurfing and kitesurfing spot in the Dodecanese is the wave patterns and winds that change depending on which side of the beach you’re on. One side might be windy and choppy, while the other is calmer and ideal for kitesurfing techniques like freeriding, freestyle and slalom – and, of course, for beginners.

Don’t worry if you don’t have all gear. There’s a selection of providers on the beach with equipment to rent as well as skilled instructors for all levels. And there’s plenty of fun to be had in just watching the acrobatics on display. Alternatively, find a quieter spot and enjoying a dip in the wonderful, shallow water. Everyone’s welcome at Prasonisi beach.

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How do I get to Prasonisi beach in Rhodes?

  • The only way to get to Prasonisi beach is by car. From Rhodes Town, it will take you about 1hr30min (89km) and from Lindos, it will take you 55min (49km). 

When is the best time to visit Prasonisi beach?

  • As the beach is often covered by water during the winter months, it is best to visit from May to October
  • If you want to enjoy the beach without crowds, May-June and September-October are ideal months for water sports at Prasonisi beach and for holidays in Rhodes generally.
  • If you’re an experienced wind- or kitesurfer, visiting Prasonisi beach in November and March will give you an opportunity to get an adrenaline rush alongside the locals.

How long can you rent the equipment for?

  • Rentals begin at a minimum of 1hr but you can also hire equipment for half-day or full-day packages, or even for several days (including weekly and monthly).
  • It’s worth spending at least half a day at Prasonisi beach so you can fully enjoy the water sports and soak up the atmosphere and also enjoy lunch or an early dinner at a nearby taverna.
  • You’ll find several water sports providers on the beach with equipment to rent and skilled instructors.
  • There are sunbeds and umbrellas to rent.
  • Prasonisi beach is a Natura 2000 protected habitat, so please help protect the animal and plant life.
  • At the edge of Prasonisi island (45min walk), there is an abandoned lighthouse with panoramic views.
  • After a full day surfing the waves, you’ll be rewarded by an amazing sunset. So don’t be in a hurry to leave.
  • There is a choice of tavernas, with ample parking 

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Use the bins provided or, if need be, take your rubbish with you.
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