Perissa Black Sand Beach, Perissa

4.3
#1 of 875 in Outdoors in South Aegean
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
One of Santorini's black volcanic beaches, Perissa Black Sand Beach remains popular for its calm waters and abundance of sea life. Lined with rustic seafood taverns, the beach offers you a chance to snorkel or windsurf the turquoise sea during the day, and explore the island's popular dining and entertainment options at night. The site lies in the shadows of the Profitis Ilias, a 560 m (1,800 ft) high mountain that protects the coastline from the harsh Aegean winds. A rugged trail starts just above the beach and leads to the ruins of an ancient Christian church, which you can explore on foot or by riding a donkey. Make Perissa Black Sand Beach a part of your Perissa vacation plans using our Perissa online trip builder.
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  • Fantastic Beach, the sand gets INCREDIBLY hot during the day, so wear sandals. One plus side is that it also brushes off really easily because its' not like normal sand. There are lots of really nice....  more »
  • It’s very calm beach very relaxing we spent the full day on this beach and there are a lot of water activities there that you can do. Worth spending a day there.  more »
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  • Beautiful beach. We were here before the tourist season started (end of Feb) and had the beach to ourselves. Walked from Perivolos to Perissa all along the beach, it was heavenly
  • Wonderful beach to spend your vacation. It's really beautiful with black sand, the water will get too much cold in the evening. Different street restaurants with private seaside chairs and umbrellas. It's better to try at daytime. Very peaceful area with good food and nice people. There are homestays and resorts near to the beach. Loved it
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