Perivolos is located in the southeast part of Santorini, at a distance of around 10 km from Fira, in between Vlyhada and Perissa, being the extension of the second. This wonderful, widespread beach is ideal during the strong, northern winds, as it is sheltered by Messa Vouno which surrounds it.
Perivolos is known for its long, sandy beach with black sand and clear blue waters, which rank it among the most popular beaches of the island – in fact, together with neighboring Perissa they are the most famous touristic beaches of the island- attracting celebrities and VIP guests, who discover here a combination of unique natural beauty and tourism infrastructure facilities.
The tourist development has changed this once secluded beach into an organized shore, where one can find sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, as well as amenities that provide comfort and a pleasant stay.
You can swim in the crystal clear waters, enjoy the sea, the sun and the watersports provided and later on unwind at the beach restaurants that serve mouthwatering local specialties in a relaxed atmosphere.
Enjoy day-clubbing at the beach bars, dancing, sipping cocktails, listening to loud music, playing beach volley or taking part in several surprising events, surrounded by splendid natural beauty in one of the greatest spots of Santorini.
Due to its proximity to Perissa, which is just 3 km away, quite many visitors decide to take a walk along the coastal road, towards the neighboring beach, thus taking the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty, especially during sunset!
Perissa, the seaport of the medieval village of Emporios, is a popular seaside town of Santorini, on the southeastern part of the island, at around 15 km from Fira.
Perfectly protected from “meltemia” - the strong northerly winds of August – by the Mountain of Profitis Ilias, the first touristic beach of the island is one of its most cosmopolitan resorts, the ideal resort for those who love to enjoy the views to the volcano combined with vacations by the beach. Its characteristic is the black sand, stretching for 7 km to the south. Its unique dark colour is the result of the volcanic explosions that have left their mark on the island’s image.
It is a perfectly organized beach, where visitors can enjoy diving (Mediterranean Dive Club), horse riding along the beach, water sports (waterskiing, jet skis, windsurfing, sailing and snorkelling). Several beach bars and tavernas serving local delicacies ensure day-long fun, attracting youngsters who dance till the early morning hours, especially at beach parties during the moonlit summer nights.
However, apart from the pleasures of the sea and the sun offered in Perissa, the visitor shouldn’t miss some of the most important attractions of the area. In the town’s main square you can see the church of Timios Stavros (Holly Cross), one of the biggest in Santorini (1835-1840, renovated in 1956 after the earthquake). At close proximity you can visit historic churches, such as the Basilica of Agia Irini at the foot of Messa Vouno and Panagia Katefiani (church of the of Virgin Mary), at a hollow on the slope of Messa Vouno.