09 Jul Black Sand Beach
Perisaa Beach is located at the village of Perissa in the island of Santorini. There are a few things that make Perissa Beach worth spending time at. First of all, the volcanic activity on the island is evidenced at this beach in the form of its unique, black sand. Over the centuries, the molten rock from various volcanic eruptions hardened and then eventually broke down due to erosion. Today, beachgoers can lounge in the warm sand, rent a sun chair, and in general enjoy the beauty that the unique color of this sand creates.
Perissa Beach is a great beach to lounge in the sun, swim in the water, and to also do activities such as snorkeling or scuba diving. When you arrive at the beach, you’ll want to make sure that you rent a sun bed and an umbrella. The black sand absorbs the heat, which means that you’ll need to wear your sandals while walking on it. It also might mean that it will be uncomfortable to sit directly on the sand, so you’ll either need to lay down a towel or blanket or sit down on a sun chair. However, the sun bed is the preferred choice. You’ll want an umbrella not only because of the direct sunlight, but also because of the wind. You’ll need protection from both of these elements.