Perissa, Santorini, Greece
- 7 Nights
- 10 May 2016
- Self Catering
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A stunning island with a volcanic past, Santorini holidays presents the opportunity to visit unique resorts with nature and beauty that can't be replicated anywhere else.
To call the landscape of this island phenomenal is no overestimation as it was formed almost entirely by a volcanic eruption over 3000 years ago. Locals have adapted to the land and have built Greek-styled whitewashed towns along the multi-levelled coastlines.
In terms of popularity Santorini isn't just one of the best Greek islands, it is often included in the lists of the best islands in the world due to its natural terrain and welcoming tourism industry.
Visitors choose holidays to Santorini to enjoy the slow pace of everyday life here where relaxation and serenity is key. Couples can tour the wine region of Megalochori and families can enjoy the attractions in Kamari but everyone is left speechless by the spectacle of the shimmering sunset over the caldera.
Santorini's most developed resort has a huge array of shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy; most of which are found along the pedestrianised promenade.
All of those terrific tourist facilities rest in front of a superb 2km beach that is a wonderful space to relax on. The sands are volcanic black and towards the end of the beach is the ancient ruins of a Poseidon temple.
Fun is available both day and night here with arcades, an open air cinema and an escape room game. The bars and music clubs of Kamari are another perk in the long list of reasons to holiday here.
A serene whitewashed village that rests by the caldera cliffs, Megalochori is a peaceful place to holiday while appreciating the unique surroundings formed by nature.
The town is also known as the centre of Santorini's wine country. There are a number of vineyards to tour and wineries that offer samples and bottles of some of Greece's best wines.
Megalochori is ideally placed to appreciate all other areas of the island. With the cliffs and caldera nearby, the beaches on the east coast and the capital Fira are all just 15 minutes away.
A traditional Greek village that welcomes tourists with open arms, Perissa is a fantastic area with beautiful natural scenery.
Most of the holiday fun is had along the 7km beach that is lined with bars and restaurants. Water sports and scuba diving is offered off the coast while Perissa is also home to the island's only waterpark.
The village is an attractive collection of whitewashed buildings and at the centre of it all is Timios Stavros, the largest church on the island. You won't be able to miss it because of its vibrant blue dome sitting above all else.
This discreet holiday resort shares a massive 7km beach with neighbouring Perissa. Between the two you have a great selection of tavernas, bars and restaurants, many of which are found along the beachfront.
Featuring Santorini's trademark black volcanic sands, the large beach is a relaxing space that also provides plenty of water sport opportunities.
A holiday in Perivolos could be the ideal choice for those who want to explore the nature and attractions of the island from a peaceful base.
From April until October you can enjoy a warm and dry holiday to Santorini. Daytime temperatures tend to stay above at least 20C at this time while July and August see highs approach 30C.
The summer period is when there are the most festivals held around Santorini. Kamari hosts an annual jazz festival in July, while others hold annual Feast Days with Perissa's held on the 14th September, Fira's on the 17th and Oia on the 8th.
Visiting the capital of Santorini is rewarding enough just to see the marvel of the buildings sitting by the caldera cliffs. This whitewashed town is home to fantastic shopping and dining opportunities. There is also a lively nightlife within the bars and tavernas.
This waterpark is more a cool place to hang out through the day rather than a massive park filled with white-knuckle thrill rides. Found by Perissa, this is Santorini's only waterpark and kids will love playing here. There are a couple of slides and a few different pools for all ages to enjoy.
The ruins of this ancient city lie on Messavouno Mountain 360 metres above sea level. The desolate area of this former civilisation is what separates Kamari and Perissa and you can hike up the hill to discover it. However you reach the top, the area provides beautiful views of history as well as the rest of the island.
Though what was formerly the larger area of Santorini was mostly destroyed and submerged by the volcanic eruption of 1450BC, there are still small islets remaining off the west coast. Set sail from the foot of the caldera cliffs to discover Therasia and the uninhabited Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni.
This west coast resort holds a reputation as being the wine centre of the island. Wineries such as Boutary, Venetsanos and Gavalas offer tours around their premises and offer the opportunity to sample many delicious glasses of the liquid along the way.