Perissa holidays are an ideal base from which to explore the island

Perissa holidays have a quietly traditional facade which hides an energetic side that is lively without being excessive. The vast black volcanic sandy beach has plenty of space for everyone and has water sports galore with jet skiing and wind surfing being extremely popular.

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A busy beach with a relaxing atmosphere

Snorkelling and scuba diving can be enjoyed around the rocky inlets with volcanic rock below the surface showing fascinating formations amongst a colourful marine life. The beach has a busy atmosphere by day yet plenty of space to relax; soak up the wonderful warm Mediterranean sun and simply watch the world go by.

At night the bars, cafes and tavernas come to life with the odd nightclub thrown in for good measure. A twenty minute walk along the coastline will bring you to the quiet little resort of Perivolos with its small selection of traditional tavernas set amongst lush green countryside. Wander along to nearby Emporio for a feast of classic Cyclades architecture or head the nine miles into the sparkling island capital of Fira.

Currency: Euro

Language: Greek

Time Difference: GMT +2

Religion: Greek Orthodox

Witness world famous sunsets

Holidays in Perissa would not be complete without witnessing the world famous sunset at nearby Oia. A beautiful village set into the side of a cliff with whitewashed houses, narrow streets and blue domed churches. Make sure you get there early though as most of the island head to this spot at some point during their Santorini holidays so it can get extremely busy. Make sure you take your camera as the breathtaking sight is something you will want to capture and keep forever.

Perissa holidays are an ideal base from which to explore the island and organised trips can be taken by land or sea, if you opt for the boat trip you will not be disappointed by the views of this stunning island from the water. Accommodation here suites every budget and is mainly found close to the beach, with friendly local staff on hand to extend a warm Greek welcome. Santorini is a beautiful, traditional Greek island and you will not be disappointed if you choose to stay in Perissa, this typical Greek resort has just enough going on to ensure a very memorable holiday, without being too over the top. You can book cheap holidays to Perissa at online now.

Places to Visit

Archaeological Museum of Thera

– The first Archaeological Museum of Thera was founded in the beginning of the 20th century, in order to house the rich finds that were discovered during the excavations in ancient Thera since 1896. The first museum building got destroyed in the 1956 earthquake and was replaced in the 1960s by the building that houses the collection till today. The largest part of the collection comes from the excavations in the area of ancient Thera, which was the only urban center of the island from the 9th century BC, when Spartans settled there, until the prevalence of Christianity.