Perissa Santorini: Perissa is a beach resort situated 15 km southeast of Fira. It is a very tourist-crowded village and has an impressively long black sandy beach.
Its most noticeable feature is the Mesa Vouno, an enormous rock rising from the sea.
This area of Santorini offers a great night view when the lights of the rock are lit.
The village of Perissa is not really a village but a mostly a tourist town, populated only during the summer holidays time. The village offers a great variety of hotels and rooms, taverns and restaurants, cafes, bars, beach bars and night clubs.
The area is newly built and has been created only for the purpose of welcoming tourists, which explains the architecture, that is very different from the other villages, that are much more traditional.
From Perissa, a small path crosses the mountain and leads to the ruins of Ancient Thera.
The excursions can be made by foot or riding donkeys..
The village of Perissa is also home to the charming chapel of Agia Irena (16th-17th centuries).