Perivolos followed in growth Perissa, which was centuries ago a holiday and swimming destination for the locals.
Today, it is a popular and busy beach, also preferred by youngsters. It is essentially a single large beach together with its neighboring Perissa. It is extensive, with black colored sand, crystal clear waters and a series of beach bars and restaurants which offer umbrellas sun lounges and other facilities. There are also water sports, beach volley, taverns and ouzeries (special small taverns serving ouzo together with snacks), cafes, bars and hotels.
An interesting feature of this beach is the impressive old tomato-processing plant. In the south part of Perivolos, you will find the quiet beach of Aghios Georgios.
How to get there
Reach Perivolos beach by public bus or by car.
From Fira to Perivolos beach: 11.7km
From Kamari to Perivolos beach: 13km
From Oia to Perivolos beach: 22.8km