Perissa, a¬†frequently¬†visited resort with a beautiful beach, lies in the southeastern part of Santorini, approximately 13 km from the capital city of Fira.
Perissa, a resort with a nice beach, is located around 3 km south of Kamari, from which it is separated by the¬†Mesa Vouno Mountain¬†with Ancient Thira on top of it.
The beach is covered by¬†black volcanic sand and pebbles¬†and¬†belongs,¬†together with the beach of Kamari, to the¬†most visited places¬†of Santorini. The tourists are primarily enticed by the¬†crystal-clear water and many sport activities, which can be done in the sea as well as on the land. The beach is¬†surrounded by high rocks¬†and thereby protected against strong winds, what can be helpful for having a pleasant stay. Many¬†divers¬†come here to have a look at the local magic undersea world. Along the beach, there is a¬†big¬†promenade with several hotels, bars and restaurants.
You can spend a nice time in the¬†aquapark¬†with many slides. Buses are regularly going to other cities and resorts and there are also car and bike rentals available for those people, who want to travel on their own. The trips possibilities¬†are similar¬†here¬†as in Kamari Resort. Everyday many boats are going to other beaches and resorts.¬†
Perissa can boast of having the second largest church of Santorini -¬†church of the Holy Cross, built between 1835 and 1840. It was heavily damaged by the earthquake in 1956 and had to be renovated. Close to the church, there is a chapel of¬†Aghia Irini (Saint Irene), who gave the name to the whole island.
Close resorts:¬†Agios Georgios,¬†Emporio,¬†Kamari,¬†Perivolos
Most favourite resorts of Santorini:¬†Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Kamari, Megalochori, Fira, Oia (Ia),¬†Perissa
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