Black beach of perissa

Black beach of volcanic sand

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The black beach of Perissa is a popular tourist destination on the island of Santorini. With its stunning black sand beach and spectacular scenery, it is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the sun.

Located on the south coast of the island, the black beach of Perissa is known for its dark, succulent sand, which is a product resulting from the volcanic eruption of the island thousands of years ago. The beach is an ideal place to take a dip in the Aegean Sea, and also offers a wide variety of water activities, such as windsurfing and diving.

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Where is the beach of Perissa

Perissa beach is located on the south coast of the Greek island of Santorini, in the Aegean Sea. It is located about 15 kilometers east of the island’s capital, Thira, and is one of the most popular beaches on the island. Known for its beautiful black sand and crystal clear waters, Perissa beach is a popular destination for those looking for a day of sun and sea in Santorini.

Map of Perissa beach

Enjoy the beach of Perissa with the best excursions

We recommend the following excursions to enjoy the coast of Perissa and Perivolos to the fullest, visiting the most impressive places, as well as a tasting of the best wines of the island.

How to get to the black beach of Perissa

The most common way to get to Perissa beach is by car or motorcycle. There are several car and motorcycle rental companies on the island, so it is easy to rent one and drive to the beach.

You can also reach Perissa beach by bus. The island has a public transport network connecting the main towns and beaches. Bus tickets are inexpensive, but schedules can be irregular and buses are often crowded with tourists.

For more detailed information about transportation on the island visit how to get around Santorini.

Where to sleep in Perissa beach

Perissa beach is an amazing place to spend your vacation and with an excellent location on the island if you like the beach and sea views.

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Image gallery of the beach of Perissa

Frequently asked questions about Perissa beach

Yes, on Perissa beach there are several options for renting sun loungers and umbrellas.

Yes, there are several bars and restaurants near Perissa beach.

Yes, parking is available at Perissa beach.

There may be some activities or events scheduled at Perissa beach during your visit, we recommend you to book your activities here in advance to avoid any inconvenience.

Yes, there are safety measures in place at Perissa beach, including security personnel and life-saving equipment available in case of emergency.

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