Perissa, Santorini

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View of Perissa.
The ancient basilica of St. Irene.

Perissa (Greek: Περίσσα) is a village on the island of Santorini, Greece. It is located 13 km to the southeast of Fira, near the Messa Vouno rock.[1]

According to the 2011 census, Perissa has 678 permanent inhabitants.[2] It is part of the community of Emporio.

Perissa boasts magnificent beaches on the Aegean including Perissa Beach itself. There are the remnants of the ancient Early Christian church of Saint Irene; its contracted form is the present name of the island, Santorini.

Perissa Santorini Greece, beach
Perissa Santorini Greece, beach of Perissa in Santorini island

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Perissa". Greeka.com. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 

External links[edit]

  • Perissa travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 36°21′25″N 25°28′25″E / 36.35694°N 25.47361°E / 36.35694; 25.47361