Visit Prassonissi Beach on the Greek Island of Rhodes
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Prassonissi Beach is located on the island of Rhodes. Rhodes is the largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands, which is known for its beaches and resorts, ancient ruins, and many other historical sites. Prassonissi Beach can be found approximately 92 km south of Rhodes Town, an old Medieval city, and 40 km from Lindos, an archaeological site and fishing village. Here’s what you should know if you plan to visit Prassonissi Beach.
Getting to Prassonissi Beach
Whether you are traveling to Prassonissi Beach from Rhodes Town or from Lindos, you will have a few choices of transportation available. If you rent a car and drive yourself from Lindos, it’s approximately an hour-long car ride. You’ll find free parking at the beach. If you’re coming from the Rhodes airport you can take a taxi or taxi share (if you want to save some money), bus, or rental car. Taking the bus is the cheapest, but most time-consuming option for getting to Prassonissi Beach.
About Prassonissi Beach
Located on the last edge of Rhodes Island, Prassonissi Beach is where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean Sea. This beach consists of two sandy coves. Both coves end with a rocky island, which can be accessed by swimming or walking. From May to October, a wide sand spit connects the island with the rock of Prassonissi. The rock of Prassonissi features a lighthouse.
The Aegean Sea waters tend to be more choppy and the Mediterranean side a bit gentle, but the beach is popular with surfers and windsurfers, especially during July and August when the meltemi winds kick in. The meltemi winds, also known as the Etesian northern winds, are strong winds that come from the north Aegean Sea. This creates conditions for a surfer’s paradise. If you’re looking to stay close to the beach, there are hotels close by.
What to Do at Prassonissi Beach
As mentioned above, the beach is the perfect place to go surfing if you’re a surfer or if you’re up for a new adventure and you want to learn. Surfboards, wetsuits, and other equipment are available to rent. If you aren’t interested in surfing, you can still enjoy the beach. You can go swimming in the crystal clear water, sunbathe on the golden sand, try other water sports, and enjoy the unique and beautiful landscape of the two opposing sandy bays. If you walk up the hill, you can see experience the view from a different level. Thanks to the winds you can also fly a kite if you happen to have one. When you get hungry, there are two tavernas nearby at the roadside. If you drive out a little farther, you will find more dining options.
When visiting Prassonissi Beach, you’ll be treated to gorgeous views and adventure. Even if you’re not into water sports yourself, you’ll have a good time watching those out on the water. If you’re on Rhodes Island, you’ll want to check out this unique beach where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean Sea.
This post was written by Greek Boston