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Perissa Santorini greece

 Enjoy the easy night life of Perissa beach or choose to stay in one of the small hotels. A steep pathway leads from Perissa up to the ruins of Ancient Thera.

In the southern corner of the island is Perissa, known as another summer resort of Santorini. The seven kilometres long black sandy beach attracts thousand of visitors every year to its shores. Perissa is seaside village with a magnificent and interminable beach. The dark sea and the surrounding green make it one of the most beautiful on the island. The rocky bulk of Mesa Vouno, the reminder of ancient Aigiis, rises east of the village.

Perissa is effectively a village that "opens" in April and "closes" in October, with lots of taverns, few good hotels and plenty of rooms to let. It is also location of the best (and most historic) campground on the Santorini, whose beach bar is the scene of the liveliest beach parties and happenings. A number of hotels, restaurants, taverns, bars, discos and other facilities are available for the visitor. The beach offers one of the best water sports facilities on the island with windsurfing, water-skiing and pedals for hire.

The Byzantine church of Agia Irini (St. Irene) is worth visiting and especially during August 29th and September 14th when festivals are held in honour of the patron saint of the island. Agia Irini died on the island while exile in 304 A.D. Ancient 
Thira is not far from Perissa. The site is located on Mesa Vouno mountain, at an altitude of 264 meters. Excavations were done between 1895 and 1903 by Baron Hiller Von Gartringen, which revealed many artefacts of the Dorian city. One kilometre away from Perissa is the beautiful village of Emporio with its impressive traditional Cycladic style architecture buildings

 

 
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