Prasonisi Beach


Accessible via a windswept road that snakes for 10km south from Kattavia, Prasonisi Beach extends to form a tenuously narrow sandy isthmus that connects to Cape Prasonisi, Rhodes' southernmost point, in summer. The Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean here, creating ideal wind and wave conditions for kitesurfers and windsurfers. Outfitters help with everything from rental equipment and lessons to overnight accommodation in surfer-dude-style hostels, but it all closes down in winter.

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1. Fourni Beach

15.18 MILES

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2. Monolithos Castle

16.51 MILES

Monolithos’ 15th-century castle crowns an isolated pinnacle 2km west of the village towards Fourni Beach. Beside a cafe at a curve in the road, a short…

3. St Paul's Bay

22.47 MILES

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4. Lindos Main Beach

22.67 MILES

The larger of Lindos' two superb beaches stretches north along the innermost shoreline of the bay, north of the village. Known logically enough as Main…

5. Pallas Beach

22.77 MILES

Tucked just below Lindos village, pocket-sized, taverna-fringed Pallas Beach is reached by a footpath that drops down near the start of the mule trail up…

6. Acropolis of Lindos

22.82 MILES

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7. Ftenagia Beach

24.38 MILES

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8. Traditional House of Chalki

24.76 MILES

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