On the southeast coastline of Santorini there are two successive beaches, Perissa Beach and Perivolos Beach, which basically form one lengthy beach that is famous for the black volcanic sand. The past volcanic eruptions have formed the island and have given it its distinctive characteristics that made it a special, gifted place. The volcanic nature of Santorini is obvious on its beaches and the Black Sand Beach, as the two aforementioned beaches are used to be called, is the main representative. The refreshing, crystal-clear waters along with the impressive landscape make it one of the best and most popular beaches in Santorini.

All of this aside, the beach is the place to be if you want to party and have fun at midday. It is known for the thumping beach bars that host various events and DJs and serve lovely cocktails by the pool all day long. The inviting and fun atmosphere in combination with the plentiful bars and restaurants make it a lively place that hums with people. The joyful vibes are transferred to the shore of the cosmopolitan, fully-organized beach. There are beach umbrellas and sunbeds, plenty of facilities and watersports, such as jet skiing, canoeing, parasailing, windsurfing, and a diving center. There is also a lovely camping, for those who wish to stay by the sea. At the end of the beach lies the imposing Mesa Vouno Mountain that separates Perissa from Kamari (at this spot you can also try cliff jumping!). It is no wonder that it has received a Blue Flag certification for the organization, safety and quality of water.
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