Perissa – Santorini


Transfer Time – 25 minutes

Best For – Suits all, families, couples looking for a typical Greek holiday in the sun.

A continuously growing resort backed by stunning mountains and pretty farmland, this resort has something for everyone. Located on the south side of this beautiful island, Perissa has a fabulous beach, a sun worshippers paradise, and located in the best area for getting out and about and visiting other resorts and sights on this stunning island.

As with all beaches in Santorini, the beach in Perissa is dark in colour due to it being volcanic sand, however apart from the colour, the texture is soft and plentiful. The beach is a massive expanse of uncrowded shore, gently shelving into the crystal clear waters, where you can bask in the sunshine, paddle in the shallow waters and enjoy a meal or drinks in the selection of beach front tavernas and cafés. Water sports in Perissa are plentiful, try you hand at windsurfing, jet skiing, water skiing, or there are more sedate sports such as pedaloes, canoes or diving. Perissa has it all, the beach is magnificent and seems to stretch out for miles.

Perissa has many traditional tavernas and restaurants all offering excellent menus and local cuisine, all washed down with the local wine made a stones throw from Perissa itself. Try one of the Greek nights, with locals teaching you to Greek dance and the occasional plate smashing, absolutely great fun for all, even the children can join in. There are snack bars and cafés all offering quick and tasty food too. The bars and cafés also offer a nice place to relax and enjoy a drink of an evening, and there is also livelier bars and a handful of disco’s should you wish to dance the night away. Perissa is a well designed resort, where you can have it as lively or quiet as you wish, perfect for all.

Explore a little further afield, maybe take a glass bottomed boat cruise around the island, stopping at secluded coves and enjoy a BBQ on the beaches. Take a trek up to the mouth of the volcano, only for the fit due to the difficult terrain, but definitely well worth a visit. Perissa also has its own little water park situated just outside the main village, perfect for those little ones wanting to burn off some energy. Historically, the whole island is covered in areas worth visiting, try a tour of ancient Thira, local ruins that almost managed to survive the earthquakes of 1956, and there is many, many beautiful Byzantine churches too.

Santorini is really a gem in Greece’s crown and proves good things do come in small bundles, absolutely stunning.

Joanna Baker

About Joanna Baker

23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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