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Holidays In Perissa

Perissa Holidays at a Glance

The village of Perissa is one of the most beautiful resorts on the island and is popular because of its dark, sandy beaches and its range of watersports available. The resort is set against a backdrop of imposing mountains. It is very spread out, ending in a very busy beach with lively tavernas and beach bars. To try the local wine is a must. The resort attracts a lot of backpackers but appeals to all tastes, offering peace and quiet and relaxing days on the beach.

Who holidays in Perissa?

Perissa has something for everyone, whether you want nightlife or just relaxation. The resort is not suitable for disabled clients as most accommodations have many steps.



Key Facts - Perissa

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport14 km
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)45 mins

With a dramatic mountain backdrop, Perissa is a beautiful resort with dark, sandy beaches. 

Lively tavernas and bars line the promenade which is a perfect place for a sundowner or candle-lit dinner under the stars.

Studio accommodation and villas are available through Olympic Holidays to give couples, families or groups flexibility while there are more traditional hotels right on the beachfront.
Please note accommodation in this resort tends to include steps.

Hot Springs: Possible to visit by boat and a fantastic way to relax on your holiday. Here you can soak up the therapeutic mud and enjoy a leisurely swim. Located at Palea Kameni, next to Nea Kameni (old burnt one), which is the volcano.

Ancient Thira: The site of Ancient Thira is situated on the rocky headland of Mesa Vouno, 370 metres above sea level on the southeast coast. This site was re-colonised after the great eruption.

Akrotiri: An ancient Minoan city, located in the village of the same name, where excavations still continue to this day. There is also a castle (Goulas) which is now ruined (after the Turkish invasion in 1617).

Fira: The capital of Santorini with the spectacular architecture of its dazzling white houses. The volcano lies exactly opposite, still emitting puffs of steam. The town is situated 27.5 metres above sea level.

Hot Springs: Possible to visit by boat and a fantastic way to relax on your holiday. Here you can soak up the therapeutic mud and enjoy a leisurely swim. Located at Palea Kameni, next to Nea Kameni (old burnt one), which is the volcano.

Ancient Thira: The site of Ancient Thira is situated on the rocky headland of Mesa Vouno, 370 metres above sea level on the southeast coast. This site was re-colonised after the great eruption.

Akrotiri: An ancient Minoan city, located in the village of the same name, where excavations still continue to this day. There is also a castle (Goulas) which is now ruined (after the Turkish invasion in 1617).

Fira: The capital of Santorini with the spectacular architecture of its dazzling white houses. The volcano lies exactly opposite, still emitting puffs of steam. The town is situated 27.5 metres above sea level.

Fira: An abundance of bars, shops, cafes and tavernas, some offering views of the Caldera. Beautiful cobbled streets, mixing old with new. Some night clubs to dance the night away.

Oia: Hosts the most fantastic view on Santorini. Spectacular sunsets. Beautiful white washed and blue domed houses. This is the most picturesque village in Greece so ensure you do not forget your camera.

Pyrogos: Large village retaining its medieval features. Highest point on the island.

Walking: Recommended throughout the island. Push bikes can be rented too.

Eating/Drinking During Perissa Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Perissa Holidays

Boat: There are direct ferries leaving from Santorini to Ios (1 hr) & Crete (6 hrs) with connecting ferries Paros (3hrs) Mykonos (5hrs).

Bus: Frequent bus services are available for throughout the island connecting the villages of Santorini with Fira.

Car: Rent a car or jeep from our representatives in Santorini.

Perissa Holidays Shopping

Santorini has a spectacular collection of gold and silver designs. The gold is the equivalent of 14 carat. Most popular designs are items such as dolphins and axes.

Holidays in Perissa - Beaches

Perissa and Perivolos beach is a long stretch of black volcanic sand with the 2 beaches merging into one. There are a variety of watersports on Perivolos beach.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Santorini 17 19 25 27 27 24 21
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Santorini 8 9 11 12 12 9 7
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

Perissa Holidays - 5 Day Forecast

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