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From the characteristically dark volcanic sands to the hours upon hours of sunshine, Perissa is one of those amazing resorts that will fulfil all of your holiday dreams in an instant. Nestled on the east coast of Santorini in the Greek Cyclades, Perissa is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful resorts on the island. With dark sandy beaches that shelve smoothly into the warm seas, and imposing mountains dominating the backdrop, you know you're in for a real treat as soon as the landscape comes into view.
Whether you prefer to have both feet on dry land as you lap up the sunshine on your comfortable sunlounger, or you'd prefer to take to the seas and enjoy a little thrill on the back of a jet ski, Perissa holidays have something for everyone. Brimming with restaurants ranging from rustic tavernas to international cuisine, Perissa doesn't just focus on the beachfront. In fact, this bustling resort is so much more than that, with plenty to fill a blissful week or two.
While you will be treated to some stunning views wherever you are on the island of Santorini, Oia is the place to be for the best sunset. Considered by many to be the most picturesque villages in Greece, Oia is the kind of place that makes its way onto postcards - its whitewashed houses with striking blue domes being recognised everywhere.
Hop on a boat ride to this superb place and you can enjoy the therapeutic mud baths before jumping in the warm waters for a leisurely swim. It's located near to the uninhabited volcanic island of Nea Kameni, which provides beautiful views of the landscapes.
This ancient Minoan city helps visitors to step back in time as they try to envisage what life was like thousands of years ago. Excavations continue to this day in Akrotiri, with experts having already found some significant artefacts that date back over 4000 years. Immerse yourself in the history with a trip to this fascinating place.
As the capital of Santorini, Fira offers views of Caldera from its tavernas. Its cosmopolitan feel is a pleasant addition to island life, with cobbled streets that manage to fuse both old and modern elements to create the vibrant hub that it is today. An abundance of bars for evening revelries and shops for browsing during the day mean that a day trip to Fira will keep you entertained for hours.
Relax in the Hot Springs
Head over to Palea Kameni to relax in the hot springs and therapeutic mud baths. This tiny island is just a quick boat ride away and, once you're there, you'llbe able to recharge your batteries and walk away feeling thoroughly rejuvenated.
Immerse Yourself in the Local Culture.
The gorgeous areas in and around Perissa hold enough hidden gems to keep you occupied for at least part of your trip, meaning you don't have to go far to immerse yourself in the local culture and history. The Holy Cross Church and the nearby 19th century monastery, for example, are well worth a visit.
Hike into the Hills
Hiking is a great way to explore the area around Perissa at your own pace, and the hills provide some incredible views for you to admire as you go. If you don't fancy the hike, there are plenty of local donkey rides that will help to take the weight off your feet, while hiring a quad bike is also a great way to get around for an added adrenalin rush.
As one of the most picturesque spots on the island of Santorini, Perissa is a beautiful resort that would make a blissful break for anyone wishing to get away from it all. From families and couples to backpackers making the most of their adventures, Perissa is a mixed bag of people, which all adds to its unique vibe.
Perfect for anyone wishing to lie back and top up their tan with the sound of lapping waves as background noise, Kamari is a classic sun-worshipper's resort, so it's understandable that the main draw to this resort is its gorgeous beach.
Choose package holidays to Perissa from Direct Holidays for your summer break and enjoy an amazing Greek island adventure.