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Find information on Perea in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Perea lies on the outskirts of Thessaloniki and benefits from a very short transfer time from the airport. It has a long stretch of sandy beach, clear blue water and a range of water sports. The accommodation varies from five star complexes to apartments and studios and caters for most budgets. There is also a wide range of restaurants and tavernas and Perea is renowned for its excellent fish restaurants. Being close to Thessalonoki, holidaymakers can easily take a sightseeing trip to this centre of culture and also take advantage of the many shopping opportunities that are found there.
A Perea holiday offers the chance to combine relaxation on a beach by the sea with the exploration of the many treasures of Greece’s second city. Perea has good modern amenities and there are plenty activities on both land and sea to keep visitors happily occupied. Although there are some lively bars and clubs along the waterfront, the larger hotels provide much of the evening entertainment.
A Perea holiday is popular with a wide range of visitors. Families come with small children to enjoy the beach life, while couples often choose Perea because they wish to combine a beach holiday with a little culture and this can be achieved by visiting Thessaloniki.
Although the summer holiday season lasts from April until October when the temperature ranges from twenty to thirty degrees, summer is the most popular time to visit Perea.
Perea lies close to Thessaloniki and is spread alongside a lengthy sandy beach. Although it is a popular resort it never seems to become overcrowded and there is always room on the beach. The sand shelves gently into the sea providing safe bathing for children and less confident swimmers. A variety of water sports are available. There is a wide choice of accommodation that caters for most budgets, with many of the hotels situated only a few metres from the beach.
There are tavernas and restaurants serving everything from fast foods to traditional fish dishes, and to international cuisine. They cater for all tastes. There are grocery shops for essentials and gift shops for the obligatory holiday mementoes. A short excursion to Thessaloniki will supply those in need of a little retail therapy with a vast variety of goods.
There are some fairly lively night spots but much of the evening entertainment is provided by the hotels.
If you tire of beach life, cultural delights await you in the city. There are archaeological sites, wonderful churches from many different periods in Thessaloniki’s history and a charming old town where there are stunning views over the city, the bay and across to Mount Olympus.
Perea nightlife has some lively bars and clubs where you can dance until the early hours. Many of the hotels provide evening entertainment with live acts and the ever popular Greek nights. Those seeking more variety can travel to Thessaloniki where they will find every type of entertainment including the Regency Casino near the airport. Visitors to the casino must be over twenty-two, and there is a dress code. The casino never closes.
Perea shopping is limited to mini-markets for essential provisions and the usual number of gift and souvenir shops where you can purchase your holiday mementoes. The shopoholics dream is less than half an hour away in Thessaloniki which has a plethora of shops and markets selling a wide variety of goods. There are all kinds of specialist shops and designer boutiques. The market between Aristotelis Square and Venizelou Street has hundreds of stalls selling everything from meat and fish to clothes and jewellery. Popular holiday souvenirs include colourful ceramics, leather goods, silver and gold jewellery, religious icons and alabaster figurines of the ancient Greek gods and leaders.
Perea has a large number of restaurants and tavernas catering for most tastes. There are small family run tavernas serving traditional food; fast food outlets and restaurants serving international cuisine. Perea is well known for its fish restaurants which serve the freshest of local foods. A good way to try traditional food is to order Mezedes, the Greek equivalent of the Spanish tapas, which includes a variety of bite-sized fish, meat and vegetables.
Children are always made very welcome in restaurants and their portion size is usually accommodated.