Prasonisi is located at the southern tip of the Greek island of Rhodes. Prasonisi Beach is a strip of sand connecting the mainland of Rhodes and a small island.
Right of this beach strip, there is a wave spot. Left of it, flat water can be found. In Prasonisi, there is a purpose-built
settlement with three windsurfing / kitesurfing centers, some cottages, two restaurants and two supermarkets, which are all open seasonally.
Wind and Waves
The wind statistics for Prasonisi look very good. During the months of July and August, the average daily wind speed in Prasonisi is 15 to 30 knots (4 to 7 Bft).
There are only about 2 to 3 windless days per month.
In the off-season (May/June and September/October), the wind is often weaker. Windless days are more common (one week per month is possible).
The wind direction is onshore on the wave side and offshore on the flat water side. On the wave side, kitesurfers and windsurfers can find good conditions for wave riding. The height of the waves depends on the wind and ranges from about 0.5 to 2 meters. The average height of the waves is slightly less than one meter. The waves break in a distance of about 50 to 100 m from the beach. On the other side of the sandbar, you can find flat water and the wind direction is offshore. Near the shore, there is a shallow water area of about 10 to 30 m.
On the flat water side, the water quality is excellent. On the wave side, you can sometimes find seaweed.
The water temperatures are:
Mai: 21 degrees
June: 23 degrees
July: 25 degrees
August: 27 degrees
September 26 degrees
October 23 degrees
The air temperatures are only a few degrees above the water temperatures. This is due to the wind.
The sea bed is sandy. Wearing shoes in the water is not absolutely necessary. Sea urchins are only found close to the rocks.
The beach of Prasonisi consists of fine sand. There are almost no stones. Unfortunately, sometimes there is some waste, mostly left behind by tourists.
The sand area in front of the dunes is flat and large.
On the left edge of the beach, there is a swimming area. You can find sun beds and parasols there.
During the summer, many motor homes can be found onto certain areas of the sandbar. However, camping is not permitted there. This leads to problems with the police.
Prasonisi has rather few options for nightlife/party. In Prasonisi, there are two taverns. In Kattavia, 9 km away, there are several other restaurants. For a real nightlife with bars and discos, you need to go to Gennadi (28 km away) or Lindos (50 km away). The younger surfing community of Prasonisi meets every evening at the supermarket, where cool drinks are not far away. If the wind is weak enough in the evening, beach parties with music and bonfires start immediately. Occasionally, the surf centers organize parties as well.
Mobile Phone / Internet
There is good mobile phone coverage in Prasonisi. Internet via mobile phone works, but it might be slow. Wi-Fi is offered free of charge by some of the local businesses, but only to their customers. In the taverns you can buy internet access, however the connection is quite slow.
There is no ATM in Prasonisi. You'll find the closest ATM in Gennadi, 28 km away. EC / Credit cards are not widely accepted in Prasonisi. You should also bring cash.
Prasonisi - pros and cons
- strong and reliable wind
- wave and flat water spot only a few hundred meters from each other
- well equipped with surf / kite centers
- conditions too hard/dangerous for beginners
- crowded in the season
- too few accommodations available on site
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