Perissa Black Sand Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach
4.5
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This idyllic beach in Santorini is famous for its black sand, the result of the volcanic activity that created the island. Calm conditions and crystal-clear waters teeming with fish make for excellent snorkeling and swimming. Enjoy a relaxing day of bathing in the Mediterranean sun and stay until the evening to catch the spectacular sunset over the Aegean sea, framed by the Mesa Vouno mountain. The beach is easily accessible from Fira, the capital of the Greek island. Summer is the busiest season—rather than rushing around, book a seaside hotel in Perissa town to enjoy this spot of paradise to the fullest. – Tripadvisor
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  • traveltheworld461
    Fort McMurray, Canada3,076 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach with good vibes
    We visited this beach after eating at Acropolis Restaurant. We did not have to pay for the beach chairs. There were massages available for €. Nice boardwalks between the chairs and to the water. Very relaxing place to hang out. The sand was pebbly black rocks, but finer rocks than some other beaches we were at.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 22 June 2023
  • L Burke
    45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glad we stayed in Perissa
    We’re so pleased we decided to stay in Perissa. The hotel was amazing, Antoperla Luxury Hotel and Spa. Lots of fantastic restaurants but still a place where you can relax. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. You can visit other areas of the Island for the day easily. Having been to Oia for the day, we were pleased we took the advice of friends and visited rather than stay there. It’s so busy. We will definitely go back and stay in Perissa.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 June 2023
  • Ryan
    Rossendale, United Kingdom29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Your dose of Vitamin Sea
    The bus ride from Fira to Perissa Beach was pretty much straight forward. The beach was clean and a lot of sun beds/loungers to choose from. The water was clear and refreshing. The staff from the bar were friendly and accommodating. Definitely recommended for your dose of vitamin sea.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Peter P
    Heraklion, Greece3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect beach
    We stayed at Villa Dima just 200m from Perissa Black Sand Beach. We enjoyed an amazing sunrise on the beach with a coffee and spanakopita :)). The beach is very nice organised with sun-beds an umbrellas. At the day time can be enjoyable the water sport , but at the evening time there are lot of beach bars and restaurants that provide local food and good music. We enjoyed our stay in Perissa with Villa Dima hotel. We recommend Perissa beach for all who are looking to stay in Santorini island by the beach side.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 29 July 2023
  • MrsDD
    Telford, United Kingdom287 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good island base
    We loved it. Stayed in Athanasia 5 mins from beach with TUI. Are every night at one of the many beach front tavernas. Loved the pedestrianised vibe at night. Nice bars for a drink, you also sit on the sand on tables to eat- wonderful at night to sit eating listening to waves and seeing moon on water. Perissa is a good base to explore- we got buses to fit and Oia for €2. You need to change at first for Oia but its easy. Also hired quad bikes in Perissa to drive to red beach. Having seen crowds on Oia I would rather stay in Perissa. Also we did a volcano cruise which picked up in Perissa. We loved our week. Check out irini bakery for breakfast!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Nevena P
    De Meern, The Netherlands117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best beach in Santorini
    One of the best beaches in Santorini. The sand is good -it is not pebbles as Kamari beach. There are a lot of places you can lay with your towel or pick a sunbed by a restaurant front in exchange for drinks and food purchased from there. Be selective because there are places where you need to pay for sunbeds, but if you walk further they are for free.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Shishu G
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice afternoon
    Went midweek during shoulder season and basically had the entire beach to ourselves. Rented a beach umbrella with two lounges at Kelly's for 15 euro. Sampled yhe restaurant food which had large portions and was excellent. It was great.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 October 2023
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Sunseeker
London, UK435 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Just as I had suspected prior to visiting, this beach isn't a patch on Kamari Beach. This beach is very low key in comparison, while Kamari beach seems more upmarket with an altogether happier lively and more vibrant vibe. The hotels and restaurants are not as inviting in Persissa from what I sae. We didn't stay long, maybe about an hour max, walking around checking out the main area then headed back to Thira.
Written 15 June 2024
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Lorna
London, UK3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Beach loungers and umbrellas are owned by the bars or restaurants, so you either have to pay approx €15 to use them or buy food and drink to lie out. Also, the umbrellas are fixed and cannot be lowered or moved so you'll find yourself in constant shade as the sun moves if you are not at the very front row.
It's very difficult to get into the water, large slippy rocks everywhere, so not a stress free dip to cool off.
Written 5 June 2024
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Stephanie G
Boston, MA81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Pretty good beach for a volcanic island. The cliff on the left makes a pretty backdrop for pictures. The ground is sandy and less rocky than Kamari which is more of a pebble beach. The water was refreshing and you don’t need to go too far out to get in deep which I enjoyed (only a few steps in and I was covered to my chest!)
Written 25 May 2024
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Elaine Radwall R
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Lovley beach plenty of bars jaspers being our favourite great views lovley Black sand relaxing and plenty of sunbeds little shops as well
Written 16 May 2024
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CaGa33
Dublin, Ireland73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Beautiful place and the views are amazing. Lots of great bars and restaurants.
Bus service to and from Fira is great and very reasonable.
Written 9 May 2024
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beth ann k
Halstead, KS1,801 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
It was a nice stop on our tour, and was cool to see the black sand beach. If you're short on time, it's something to skip also.
Written 21 April 2024
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beth ann k
Halstead, KS1,801 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
It was a nice stop on a tour, and was cool to see the black sand. If you're short on time, it's something to skip also.
Written 3 November 2023
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Meander44165565025
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Easier to reach by public local bus from Fira central bus station and cost euro1.60 one way per pax. Is a small beach area with some restaurants and cafes around.
Written 22 October 2023
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Shishu G
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Went midweek during shoulder season and basically had the entire beach to ourselves. Rented a beach umbrella with two lounges at Kelly's for 15 euro. Sampled yhe restaurant food which had large portions and was excellent. It was great.
Written 11 October 2023
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JosieH8
Horsham, UK258 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Nice quiet beach to spend a few hours. The sand is not the most comfortable underfoot and a bit sketchy getting into the sea due to the rocks but lots of pretty fishes to see so definitely bring a mask and snorkel
Written 10 October 2023
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