Perissa Beach in Santorini
Information about Perissa
Perissa Santorini: Perissa is a beautiful beach situated 11.7 km southeast of Fira, extending for 7 km on the southeastern side of Santorini. The beach features unique characteristics, black sand, crystalline waters and various beach facilities. However, the enormous rock called Mesa Vouno that rises from the sea is the main attraction of the beach and the entire area. Visitors are left spellbound by the stunning view of the rock especially when it shines in the dark.
Perissa is a nice tourist resort witnessing a huge tourist movement that starts from in the middle of the summer season. The village offers a great variety of hotels for all tastes and budgets, restaurants, taverns, cafes and bars. The area is extremely developed with modern amenities. From Perissa, a small path crosses the mountain and leads to the ruins of Ancient Thera. The excursion can be made by foot.
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How to get there
There are many different ways to get to Perissa beach from any location on the island.
Airport to Perissa: 13.3 km / 8.2 miles | Port to Perissa: 11.2 km / 6.9 miles | Fira to Perissa: 11.7 km / 7.2 miles
Tours: Discover Perissa beach with an organized tour of Santorini, starting from 50€.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Santorini transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Santorini with as little as 14.5 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Perissa beach and many other places of interest in Santorini at their own pace.
Public transfers: In Perissa village lies the terminal stop of the bus route Fira > Perissa. Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. There are buses to Perissa approximately every 1.5 hours. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
From Santorini airport to Perissa: There’s a bus station at the airport located between the arrivals and departures buildings. The buses that depart from there take visitors to the main bus station in Fira village, which is 5 km away. There is a bus from Santorini airport to Fira approximately every hour. From Fira, visitors should take another bus to reach Perissa, following the route Fira > Perissa.
From Santorini port (Athinios) to Perissa: The bus station is located on the port of Santorini. From there, visitors who have arrived by ferry to Santorini can take a bus to Fira Central bus station, which is 8.5 km away. From Fira, visitors should take another bus to reach Perissa, following the route Fira > Perissa.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.