Perissa Beach

Perissa Beach

Perissa Beach is situated on the south east coast of the island. Perissa connects with Perivolos, and the collective area is longest stretch of beach on the island.

One of the attractions is Mesa Vouno mountain (site of Ancient Thira), which under the moonlight, appears to emerge from the sea. Perissa has a great night view, when the the rock is lit up. Nightlife in Perissa consists of bars near the main square and along the beach – some have happenings with live music.


Perissa is mainly a tourist village which comes to life during the summer months. You can rent sunbeds and umbrellas, have a coffee at one of the beach bars, and enjoy a great meal at one of the restaurants right on the beach. Perissa also offers a range of water sports. The best way to travel to Perissa beach is by car.


Location: 13 km south east from Fira
Description: Perissa beach has been awarded the Blue Flag. The long stretch of beach lies under the impressive mountain of Mesa Vouno. The beach is organized and there is a lifeguard on duty.

Things to do in Perissa Beach:

  • Visit Museum of Fossils & Minerals
  • Visit one of the largest churches on the island, Timiou Stavrou, in Perissa square
  • Stay up late and go to one of the beach bars
  • Eat a great meal opposite the beach
  • Try the water sports
  • Swim and sunbathe

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