In the southern corner of the island is Perissa. A seaside village with more than five kilometres long dark beach
. Characteristic is the enormous rock, called Mesa Vouno
which rising 264
meters from the sea and offers a great landscape by night
when the rock is lighted.
The worth seeing of the village is the magnificent five-domed church of the Holy Cross
which was rebuilted on the same site and on the same dimension, after the its destruction in 1956. The Byzantine church of Agia Irini (St. Irini)
worth visiting too. Is the patron saint of the island and local people honour her on 29 th of August.
Agia Irini died on the island while her exile, on 304 a.d.
One of the campings
of the island is located in Perissa
. The village also, offers a great variety of luxurious hotels, restaurants, beach bars and night clubs.