Perissa Black Sand Beach, Perissa

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One of Santorini's black volcanic beaches, Perissa Black Sand Beach remains popular for its calm waters and abundance of sea life. Lined with rustic seafood taverns, the beach offers you a chance to snorkel or windsurf the turquoise sea during the day, and explore the island's popular dining and entertainment options at night. The site lies in the shadows of the Profitis Ilias, a 560 m (1,800 ft) high mountain that protects the coastline from the harsh Aegean winds. A rugged trail starts just above the beach and leads to the ruins of an ancient Christian church, which you can explore on foot or by riding a donkey. Make Perissa Black Sand Beach a part of your Perissa vacation plans using our Perissa online trip builder .
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  • Although may was acooler4 month the black sand absorbed and held the heat making sunbathing possible.  more »
  • A beautiful beach that offers a small shop or restaurants. We felt very comfortable here. The sand is very fine.
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  • A long stretch of coarse, black sandy beach, pleasant enough to swim from and to have lunch or dinner at the tavernas across the road. Not the most scenic of places though and you will burn your feet ...  more »
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  • Lovely beech. With good views.. good to watch sunrise.. Can burn your feet on hot day.
  • I would suggest using Perissa Bay Hotel, you can sit and have a drink, something to eat, free WI-FI, free beach umbrella if you want it. (They will serve you on the beach) Free sunbeds, free parking, only free beer missing. €2.50 for a large beer, ask for Niko, nothing is too much trouble.
  • Beautiful black sand with varying colors of greens and blues in the ocean. Feels like paradise, a must visit when traveling to Santorini. I even suggest a night stay in this area. The restaurants were not overly pricey compared to the rest of the island.
  • Beautiful!! Probably because it was end of April and not July/August. Ate at Pepitos for lunch. Lovely pitta and nice staff! I imagine summer here would be very crowded and congested but we really liked it at this time .
  • Perissa is a little secluded about 15min away by bus from Thira, the centre of Santorini. The beach is very peaceful with not many people. Good place to bask in the sun but not a party place at all
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