There are many beautiful beaches on the Greek island of Rhodes. However, one of them is unique and one of a kind. This is Prasonisi Beach, where two seas meet: the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. While there, you can swim in the Aegean Sea and jump into the Mediterranean Sea in a few seconds. Awesome, isn’t it?
Prasonisi Beach, a place where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean
To be in one place and see two seas at the same time. It sounds incredible, but when I came to the island of Rhodes, I found out that it is possible. I learned about Prasonisi Beach from the receptionist at our hotel in Rhodes Town. She said that it’s worth seeing this place because it is one of a kind. And she was right!
What is Prasonisi? Depending on the season, it is an island or peninsula. In summer, when the water level is low, a sandy spit looms out and Prasonisi becomes a peninsula attached to Rhodes. This spit is the Prasonisi Beach, which is a real paradise for surfers. When winter comes and the water level gets higher, the beach disappears under the sea and Prasonisi becomes an island again.
An interesting fact is that in Greek the word “prasonisi” literally means “green island”. We were there at the end of September, so the vegetation was dry and burnt by the sun. However, I can imagine that in the spring and early summer it is a real oasis of greenery.
Prasonisi is located on the south-western tip of the island of Rhodes. To get there from the city of Rhodes, we had to cross the entire island and thus drive almost 100 km. However, the road was very good and we passed many interesting places along the way.
One of such places was the beautiful town of Lindos, which I wrote about on the blog: Lindos, the most beautiful town in Rhodes, Greece. Lindos is roughly halfway from Rhodes Town to Prasonisi, so we made a stop here and spent some time exploring. Thanks to this, the route did not seem to be long and tedious.
When we arrived, a long sandy spit appeared to my eyes, which was surrounded by seas on both sides. Two seas! In the photo below you can see the Aegean Sea on the left and the Mediterranean on the right. From May to September strong winds blow on Prasonisi. The Aegean Sea is then rough with large waves and views for advanced surfers. However, the Mediterranean is calm with flat water so it’s better for beginners.
A walk to the Prasonisi Lighthouse
The sandy Prasonisi Beach is a very nice place to relax. However, instead of sunbathing by the sea, we decided to go for a long walk around the island-peninsula of Prasonisi. There was almost no one there except us and a herd of goats. We passed only the runner and the photographer who went to take pictures of the sunset.
After half an hour we reached the end of the island, where the abandoned lighthouse was located. A beautiful view spread out from there. Below was a deep sea and sharp rocks, and on the horizon, I could see the island of Karpathos.
Prasonisi, the best place to watch the sunset in Rhodes Island
However, what amazed me most was the sunset. The most beautiful sunset I’ve seen on the island of Rhodes! This view simply took my breath away. It was quiet and peaceful as if we were suddenly somewhere at the end of the world. The sun reflected on the surface of the sea, which shone like it was made of gold. The island of Karpathos and the silhouette of the mountains were visible on the horizon.
On the island of Rhodes, I was amazed by beautiful beaches, picturesque landscapes, medieval cities full of history, but the view of the sunset from Prasonisi is the most beautiful memory that I have from Rhodes. If you plan to travel to this Greek island, do not forget to visit Prasonisi. It’s best to go there in the late afternoon and take a walk towards the lighthouse. I guarantee you that you will remember this wonderful view for a long time!
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Loved your pictures. This is a great getaway from Rhodes. I won’t mind swimming in the the Aegean Sea and jumping to the Mediterranean Sea on the other side at the same time. Loved the walk to the lighthouse too. Thanks for the share.
Thank you, Shreya. Prasonisi is a very interesting place and going there by the way you can see the whole island, which is also an exciting experience.
I never realized that where the two seas met was so beautiful and that there was a sandy separation like that. For some reason it’s not what I pictured… it’s much more beautiful! Very informative… you’ve inspired me to want to visit here.
Prasonisi is a very interesting place and it is worth going there while on Rhodes. Ever since I visited this beach, I’ve started to be interested in other locations where two different seas or oceans meet. Some places look amazing!
Very beautiful beach indeed! Even the goats bask there! And you’re lucky there were no people when you got there!
I was on the island of Rhodes at the end of September. That’s probably why there were so few tourists there. I heard that in high season Prasonisi can be crowded. It’s hard for me to imagine it after I was there and saw an almost completely empty beach.
It would definitely be cool to be in two oceans at once. It is interesting how that beach comes to life for a few months a year and then disappears. How incredible that you can truly see two different seas in one moment. What a truly breathtaking experience you had.
The fact that I could look at two seas at one time made a great impression on me. It’s unbelievable that there are such fascinating places in the world. I would be happy to visit other locations where different seas or oceans meet.
I wish I have the time and travel fund now to explore and experience also Prasonisi, Rhodes. BTW, it’s now crowded!
Crowded? In that case, it’s best to go there at the end of September just like me. Then it was really calm what can be seen in the pictures 🙂
wowowoow! Those sunset photos in hues of orange and violet by the lighthouse are mesmerising! Great capture and thanks for showing us a part of the world! I must also say that its one of my fantasy dreams to get to a place with sloping beach sand right into the sea. There were signs of a sloping beach sand, though I have not seen a huge drop, it looked like that. What a sight it must be 2 different places in summer and winter! I hope we are able to preserve nature and mankind has not enriched such beautiful places!
Thank you, I’m glad that you like the sunset photos. I really wanted to show the atmosphere of this magical place.
For sloping beach sand maybe you should visit Słowiński National Park? This is a very interesting place in Poland and only few people know about it 🙂
I like your photos and the story. Am also a beach babe and it makes me happy seeing beautiful beaches and white sands.
I’m glad you like it. Prasonisi is a really special place.
Nice pics!! Wich camera are you using? I love the white sands and the wild animals. Great place 🙂
I currently use the Nikon D610, but these pictures were made with my old camera, Nikon D3100.
Your photography is incredible and really captures the grandeur of the Greek islands. By far one of my favourite places in Europe! I’ve never been to Rhodes yet but the beaches and sunset are stunning, thanks for sharing!
The beaches of Rhodes are really great. I also recommend Tsambika Beach, it is sandy and with shallow sea.
Wow lovely photographs of Rhodes Island. I visited Greece last year and missed this place due to lack of time. But this place looks amazing with meeting of two seas.
This is probably my favorite place in Rhodes. When I was there it was as peaceful and quiet as at the end of the world.