Perissa Black Sand Beach, Perissa

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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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  • Pretty black sand beach for strolling or sunbathing. We were able to enjoy sunbeds in return for a drink at the bar located just across the street.
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  • Yet another lovely beach in Santorini. Situated the other side of the mountain from kamari beach and also like kamari has a strip of restaurants,shops and bars that are well worth a visit. A nice dark...  more »
  • Beautiful beach. Lovely black sand. Clear water. Came in September so it wasn't packed like in peak season. We were able to easily find front row beach chairs for 10€ on two separate days. Water was still nice to get into.
  • Nice beach although it can be really painful to walk in bare feet. Other than that it has a great to view to the sea. You will really appreciate it when there is full moon.
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