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- Perissa and Kamari Beach - The beaches in the south eastern part of the island, Perissa and Kamari are much wider and larger and these are the two places where most of the accommodations can be found. Perissa is more a village for the independant traveller and there are hostels, pensions and rooms for rent. It lies next to the village of Emporio and is well protected from the Meltemi wind that can blow over the Cyclades in the summertime. Perissa is protected from an any wind that comes from the north because it is placed next to the Profitis Ilias mountain. Kamari is more a place for expensive hotels. Because the beaches are colored black it can get very hot when the sun is shining on it. Maybe it is a good plan to bring your beach sandals.

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The beach at Perissa is actually very big and wide and not bad at all. It runs along the coast and flows unnoticed into other villages such as Perivolos and Agios Georgios beach where it is no less beautiful, but it does become more quiet. In short Perissa beach is just a good and sandy beach.

The beach at Kamari is more a sort of pebble beach instead of sand, but with fine stones. If I was free to choose then I would prefer Perissa, because here in the evening there is a very relaxed atmosphere and is so cozy. You can hang out on a terrace with a drink and watch the people walking by. It is a bit more untidy and I think there were more young people in this village than in Kamari. The promenade also does not seem completely finished, and it is not well-paved everywhere (2011). On the boulevard there are not that many cars since the main road that runs into the village lies behind it. Here you will also find some more supermarkets and restaurants. Along the promenade you find really just restaurants, souvenir shops and two diving schools.

In Kamari, it all looks a bit more tidy, both the shops and the promenade. Here the center of the boulevard is completely closed to traffic so there are no anoying cars bothering you. Kamari is also a nice village to sit on a terrace on the beach and relax.


Hans Huisman, http://www.angelfire.com/super2/greece/ 2013
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