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Perissa Minimize

Perissa is a popular summer resort on the South East coast of the island, separated from Kamari by Mesa Vouno mountain.

The beach is long and spacious, with black sand and clear deep blue waters. Perissa, as well as the adjacent beaches of Perivolos and Agios Georgios, is well organized with straw umbrellas and colourful sunbeds. Here you can find the best water sports facilities and the most fancy beach bars. Also, there are many tavernas and restaurants, most of them on the beachfront, serving very good Greek and international cuisine. You can stay in very nice accommodation on the beachfront or close to it. This resort is ideal for enjoyable holidays!


Location: 12 km from Fira, 15 km from airport, 10 km from port.

Transportation: Frequent bus service to Fira, boat service to Kamari, taxis, car rentals, motorbike rentals.

Beach: Black sandy beach, 6 km long, with clear deep blue waters and three organised beaches one next to each other: Perissa, Perivolos, Agios Georgios

Water sports: Scuba diving, water-ski, windsurfing, jet-ski, paddle boat, banana boat, parachute.

Sports: Beach volley, horse riding.

Dining: Restaurants and tavernas serving Greek and international cuisine, most of them on the seafront.

Nightlife: Bars, dancing clubs

Shopping: Mini markets, clothing shops, souvenir shops.

Sight seeing: Archaeological site of Ancient Thira, Byzantine Church of Agia Irini

Traditional festivals: On 29th of August and 14th of September, traditional festivals at Byzantine Church of St. Irene and the Holy Cross.

Excursions: Pick up point for many excursions to all important sites of the island.

Accommodation: Hotels of all categories, pensions, studios, apartments, many of them located on the sea front or close by



Vlyxada Minimize

Situated at the southern part of the island, slightly at the west, Vlyhada is a very beautiful quiet enough beach, 13 klm far from Fira.

Long enough, with dark sand set below the yellowish volcanic cliffs carved by the winds and the water and forming small caves, sharp edges, a natural sculpture, a moon landscape.


Monolithos Minimize

Monolithos is a tiny village located along an organised beach. It is ideal for relaxing holidays.


Location: Eastern coast, 8 km from Fira, 3 km from Kamari, 2 km from airport, 10 km from port.

Beach: Shallow waters, black sandy beach, organised with umbrellas, sun beds, and beach bar. The northern part of the beach is quiet and uncovered.

Transportation: Regular bus service to Fira.

Dining: Restaurants and tavernas, most of them on the sea front.

Nightlife: In Kamari and Fira.

Accommodation: Here are located some of the nicest complexes on the island


Messaria Minimize

Mesaria is a beautiful traditional village with narrow paved streets, old houses and churches and a mansion of impressive architecture. There is a cross road leading to all destinations of the island. The village has been developing lately, providing luxury hotels and a good market area of any kind of shops.


Location:  4 km southeast of Fira, 4 km from Kamari, 3 km from airport, 6 km from port.

Transportation: Frequent bus service to Fira, Kamari, Airport, Perissa, Perivolos, Athinios port. Also car rental, moped rental, taxis.

Beaches: 4 km to Kamari, 3 km to Monolithos.

Dining: Restaurants, tavernas, snack bars, coffee shops.

Shopping: one big super market, mini markets, groceries, bakery, patisserie, clothing stores, hairdresser’s, beauty salon.



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