Santorini Perissa beach

Information about Perissa beach

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 it is 7 km long.

It is a volcanic beach with unique characteristics, offering an amazing landscape to the 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 a vivid nightlife, some bars or cafes and various types of restaurants, from traditional Greek taverns to international cuisine.
Mini markets, gift shops and a few boutique stores can also be found in this area.

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 and many of them are family-friendly.

As far as the beach facilities are concerned, the seashore of Perissa is organized for the most part, 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 suitable for wheelchair users.

A few 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 to the top of Mesa Vouno, and reach Ancient Thera. On the way to Ancient Thera, you may also visit the chapel of Panagia Katefiani.

Hotels in Perissa

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Anny Studios

Apartments Studios
3 keys

Anny Studios offers comfortable accommodation in the picturesque area of Perissa, near the beach, offering well-equipped studios with self-catering kitchenettes that can accommodate between 2 and 6 guests. Decorated in the traditional Cycladic style, the studios overlook a large swimming pool.

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Aqua Blue Hotel

Hotel Maisonettes Junior Suites Family Rooms

Aqua Blue Hotel is a seafront hotel, located at the black sand beach of Perissa, in Santorini. The hotel’s Cycladic architecture guarantees a lovely environment for your accommodation at a tranquil location, as a great alternative to the busy and pricey caldera of Santorini. A swimming pool is ...


Amelie Hotel

3 stars

Amelie Hotel is a hotel with traditional designed rooms. It is located in Perissa, an area known for its black-sand beach. The hotel has a large swimming pool and breakfast buffet, as well as a pool bar among other facilities. The beach can be found within a short walking distance from the hotel.


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Reviews of Perissa, Santorini

4 Reviews
  • 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!!
  • G_Sorvino 25 Oct 2006
    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