Perissa beach, is one of the first beaches of Santorini that became so popular. The very first visitors of the island, back in the 70s, were astonished by the deep black colour of the sand ( a gift of the hugh volcanic eruption ), and the clear blue sea. Their favorite spot was near the foot of the mountain that separates Perissa and Kamari. Back then, things were a lot different. There were hardly any hotels, and only a couple of places where you could get food and some local wine. The word was spread, and very soon, when anyone mentioned a black beach in Santorini, that was usually Perissa. As years went by, this place changed into a beach with any facility a traveller today needs. At the moment, there are hotels, villas, and airbnb’s for every taste. From luxury brands, to economy pensions, and from private villas with swimming pools, to small traditional renovated houses. Despite the progress that comes with tourism, this area has kept a lot of its original charm. The beach is quite long, and you can find a lot of good restaurants, some really authentic small tavernas, beach bars, and cafe’s. Diving centers and water sports can also be found in the area as well as many sunbeds and umbrellas. One might think that this is not the right place to just relax and enjoy the sun away from the noise, but the truth is that even today there are are big parts of the beach completely empty, for those who prefer more privacy. Many visitors book a hotel in this area, in order to stay near the beach and enjoy it every day. If you stay in this area, you probably love swimming and sunbathing, but you have to keep in mind, that Santorini many more to offer. After a lovely day by the sea, a bit of island exporation is most likely in your plans. Let’s have a look at the other interesting things to see in Santorini.
Visit all the beauties of Santorini
You should not miss the excavation site of the ancient city in Akrotiri, which is 8 klms away. Fira the capital of the island, is perfect for an evening visit. Imerovigli, located at the highest part of the cliffs is a place to get great photos, and Oia, the famous village at the north end of the island, is the most romantic place to watch the sunset. There are also some very interesting villages, like Pyrgos and a few quite good winneries if you are interested in getting to know a few things about the local wine production, and maybe taste some of the local wines. How to get to all these places ? A perfect way to get around to the rest of Santorini island is to rent a car. Eventhough there is a bus connection, and most of the hotels can accept transfer bookings from their guests, the easiest and most economical solution woulb be to hire your own rental car.
For the visitors that are interested in car rental in Perissa Santorini, our company delivers any car you choose, to any hotel in the area with absolutely not any extra charge. So drive your Santorini rental car to all the places of interest, without wasting time or money. Just book your Santorini rental car online, or call us. We can also deliver your rented car at the port (Athinios) or at the airport.
A rental car in Santorini, is the best and most economic means of transport to explore all the villages and sightseeings of the island. Santorini has so many amazing places to visit and you will be able to visit them all at your own pace.