Perissa Beach in Santorini

Information About Perissa

Perissa Santorini: Perissa is a beautiful beach situated 15 km southeast of Fira extending for 7 km on the southeastern side of Santorini. The beach features unique characteristics, black sand, crystalline waters and various beach facilities. However, the enormous rock called Mesa Vouno that rises from the sea is the main attraction of the beach and the entire area. Visitors are left spellbound by the stunning view of the rock especially when it shines in the dark.

Perissa is a nice tourist resort witnessing a huge tourist movement that starts from in the middle of the summer season. The village offers a great variety of hotels for all tastes and budgets, restaurants, taverns, cafes and bars. The area is extremely developed with modern amenities and quite inviting while retaining its strong traditional character. From Perissa, a small path crosses the mountain and leads to the ruins of Ancient Thera. The excursions can be made by foot or riding donkeys.

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4 Reviews
Guest 2008-07
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!!
Guest 2006-10
Nice village to meet people
Nationality: Italian
Age: 21
Date: 31/07/06
-How did you get to the village: Scooter/motorbike
-Where is your accommodation located: Perissa Camping
-How much time did it take you to reach the village: 20 minutes
-What are the conditions of the roads that take you to the village: A lot of turns, not very well indicated
-Did you enjoy the trip to the village: Yes, it was fine
-In order to get to the village were enough signs in order to find it: I used a map and had to ask someone on our way
-Why did you choose this particular village: Known as one of the most beautiful villages n the island/area
-How would you describe the village: Picturesque, labyrinth streets, small cubic houses, beautiful architecture, clean, perched on a hill, offering views, beautiful surroundings, just a few churches, touristy industry, restaurants, cafes, clubs, crowded, expensive
-Can everything, one might need, be found in the village: Telephone, bank, mini market, restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, shops, travel agencies, museums, internet cafes, hotels and other accommodations
- Did the village meet your expectations? Yes Rate: 8/10
- Favorite thing about the village: Nice village to meet people, to have fun and to go clubbing!
- Is there anything that you don’t like about the beach or things that should be done by the authorities to improve it or is something missing: Too expensive, especially for food and restaurants, too touristic
- Would you come to this village again: No, I’ve seen it all even if it was a really good village
Other recommends villages? Oia, Kamari and Perissa
Guest 2010-10
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!
Guest 2010-12
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.

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