Santorini Perissa Beach

General information

Perissa Santorini: Perissa is a beautiful beach situated 11.7 km southeast of Fira, on the southwestern side of Santorini. Its seashore is a natural continuation of Perivolos beach and is 7 km long.

It is a volcanic beach with unique characteristics, that offers amazing landscape vistas to visitors. It is covered with black volcanic sand and its crystal clear waters have earned a Blue Flag Award for their cleanliness in the past.

An enormous rock called Mesa Vouno that rises from the sea is the main attraction at the beach and the region.
Perissa is one of the most touristically developed locations in Santorini, with vivid nightlife, some bars and cafes, and various types of restaurants, from traditional Greek taverns to international cuisine.
Mini markets, gift shops, and a few boutique stores also lie in this area.

Hotels in Perissa

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Apartments Studios3 keys

Perissa is the longest beach, stretching over 7km, with unique black volcanic sand and crystal clear waters. On this beautiful beach, in close proximity to the bars and restaurants, is Anny Studios. The hotel is a modern complex with a distinct traditional Cycladic influence. It offers air ...

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Aqua Blue

Hotel Maisonettes Junior Suites Family RoomsLuxury

When looking for a great alternative to the pricey Caldera options, Aqua Blue Hotel is the answer. Situated at the intriguing black sand beach of Perissa, it offers carefully prepared rooms of various sizes to perfectly host any guest. With three pristine outdoor pools, elegantly furnished sun ...


Kouros Village

Hotel4 stars

Kouros Village offers a blending of traditional Cycladic design and modern amenities. With palm trees, a large swimming pool and creative interior details, the hotel provides a nearly exotic environment for a unique experience. Its double rooms are highly recommended for couples. Discover numerous ...


Things to See & Do in Perissa

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Top Activities & Tours in Perissa

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  • Photography Expedition

    Category: Photography

    Capture the breathtaking views in a magical setting under the guidance of a professional in a four-hour photography expedition. Visit renowned and hidden locations on Santorini and avoid paying for postcards by taking the most impeccable pictures yourself.

    4 hours Map
    from € 207.00
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  • Fishing Trip & Lunch with the catch of the day

    Category: Gastronomy, Boat Tours

    Educate yourself on traditional Greek fishing methods while enjoying views of the southern coastline and savoring delicious fresh fish. Hop on a wooden fishing boat, set sail, try fishing on your own, and, finally, enjoy the fresh catch of the day accompanied by a beverage of your choice.

    4 hours Map
    from € 145.00
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  • Sea Caves Kayak Trip with Snorkeling and Picnic

    Category: Day Trips, Sea Kayaking

    A luxurious paddling trip around Akrotiri in Santorini, this kayak journey offers you many cave visits around the island, along with a chance to dip from the cliff right into White Beach’s clear sea and a delicious picnic near the beach.

    7 hours Map
    from € 135.00
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More about Perissa

In addition, it is one of the most popular places in Santorini for beachfront accommodation, with numerous hotels, studios, and apartments that make up a large part of the whitewashed coastal village. Hotels are usually seafront or just a few meters away, while many are family-friendly, too.

In terms of beach facilities, the seashore of Perissa is organized to its most extent, with sunbeds and sun umbrellas to rent. In addition, watersport facilities are also available in the area, offering entertainment at the beach.

An automatic access system has been established on the beach, making it accessible to wheelchair users.

Places of interest that you need to visit in this area include the blue-domed church of the Holy Cross, the ruins of the ancient church Vasiliki Agias Irinis and the Museum of Minerals and Fossils.
It is also possible to hike atop of Mesa Vouno and reach Ancient Thera. On the way to Ancient Thera, you will encounter the chapel of Panagia Katefiani.


4 Reviews
  • HERBRETEAU 18 May 2024
    Climb up to the chapel

    This saturday morning, may I went with my wife and daughter to the climb up to the Chapel. I regret that the gradient before the last approach to the chapel is not protected enough; leading people with balance troubles to give up the approach.

  • markes 13 Dec 2010
    Most impressing view after caldera
    Top place to be in Santorini. Not only because it is an archaeological site but also because it gives the most gorgeous view (after the caldera of course!). To get to Ancient Thera, you need a rented car or a taxi and follow the climbing road from Perissa. To my opinion it should be a better organized site with more detailed labels and a museum right next to the site, instead of going to the archaeological museum in Fira to see the exhibits. Greece has the most famous history and the most impressive sites, but it is a pity that no better care is taken of them. Take Akrotiri for example, it's been 5 years since this place closed and it still hasn't open. Let's hope it opens this summer, as announced. Anyway, as for Ancient Thera I can tell you this for sure: you will love the energy of the place and most of all you will adore the view to the beach of Perissa. As breathtaking as Meteora (if you've been there), to make a comparison.
  • reton32 17 Oct 2010
    Nice and safe
    I found this centre quite by chance, a lucky chance! It is located at Perissa beach, just below the cliffs, on the southern side of Santorini. It is an easy and quick access, only a few minutes away from the popular spots of the island, but also there is a mini bus transfer service from your hotel. Moreover, the view from the 9 meters fiberglass dive boat is for you to see. You can check out lava formations, marine life and a small passenger ship that sunk in the bay in the past. This center is also a member of Padi, that guarantees the best quality in equipment and service. The equipments is in a good state and sturdy. Generally, I had a good impression, no problem with anything, and the guide was very helpful. I had dived again in the past, but my sister hadn't tried before and she loved it!
  • stuart.nicks1 30 Jul 2008
    A Fantastic Resort
    We first visited Perissa August 2007, it was our first time to the
    island & the resort. Overall if you are looking for a fairly quiet clean &
    tidy place to spend a couple of weeks with family or loved ones I reccomend
    it! The beaches were kept clean, the tavernas that sit along the coastline
    were very reasonably priced and if you love the nothing more than lazing
    around then this is for you. I hope not much as changed as we are packed &
    ready to go back in a couple of days time. See you soon Perissa!!