Greece is the place to go for sumptuous eats and standout beaches – and holidays to Perissa on the island of Santorini are no exception.

New kid on the block

Sharing its patch of black soil with ancient ruins, Perissa's only been around as long as the Sixties. It might be young, but its dark glistening sands and bustling watersports scene have more than earned it a spot among Santorini's best destinations.

Sweeping black sands

Down at the foot of Mesa Vouno Mountain, Perissa unfurls a seven-kilometre stretch of volcanic beach. If you're feeling curious, splash in crystal-clear waters on a snorkelling tour, or ride the waves up top for an adrenaline rush.

Dig in at the tavernas

Perissa dishes up the best of the best when it comes to Greek and Mediterranean eats. Make the most of the fresh seafood, grilled meats and crisp salads. Each eatery has its own character, but they tend to share a chilled-out, family-run feel.

Sea-view cocktails and sunsets

Perissa's got you covered for midday mocktails, evening meze and live music after the sun goes down. Cool bars dot the promenade, so you can gaze out at the sea as you soak up the atmosphere. Some stay open late for the night owls.

At a Glance

  • Snack on fresh seafood at local tavernas
  • Let your hair down at an all-night beach bar
  • Snorkel in the sparkling Aegean Sea

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