Santorini Perissa beach

Information about Perissa beach

Perissa Santorini: Perissa is a beautiful beach situated 11.7 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.

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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. From Perissa, a small path crosses the mountain and leads to the ruins of Ancient Thera. The excursion can be made by foot.

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How to get to Perissa beach

There are many different ways to get to Perissa beach from any location on the island.
Airport to Perissa: 13.3 km / 8.2 miles | Port to Perissa: 11.2 km / 6.9 miles | Fira to Perissa: 11.7 km / 7.2 miles

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Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Santorini transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 690 679 4316, 0030 22860 22555.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Santorini with as little as 14.5 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Perissa beach and many other places of interest in Santorini at their own pace.

Public transfers: In Perissa village lies the terminal stop of the bus route Fira > Perissa. Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. There are buses to Perissa approximately every 1.5 hours. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
From Santorini airport to Perissa: There’s a bus station at the airport located between the arrivals and departures buildings. The buses that depart from there take visitors to the main bus station in Fira village, which is 5 km away. There is a bus from Santorini airport to Fira approximately every hour. From Fira, visitors should take another bus to reach Perissa, following the route Fira > Perissa.
From Santorini port (Athinios) to Perissa: The bus station is located on the port of Santorini. From there, visitors who have arrived by ferry to Santorini can take a bus to Fira Central bus station, which is 8.5 km away. From Fira, visitors should take another bus to reach Perissa, following the route Fira > Perissa.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

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Reviews of Perissa, Santorini

3.5/5.0
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

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