Perea is a suburb of Thessaloniki, only 25km away from the city center. The town is famous for its several kilometers long beach, and along the entire beach there are restaurants, tavernas, bars and, of course, a promenade where you can go for a walk for hours.
The town of Nea Epivates is connected to Perea and the promenade is connected, while Agia Triada is also close to it. From the town of Perea the daily boat drives to the center of Thessaloniki. The boat ride takes 35 minutes and costs 3 € per person in one direction. The city bus runs to Thessaloniki every half an hour, and the price of the ticket is 1-2 €. The first bus station is at the shopping center Cosmos, and there are a few more to the city center.
Halkidiki is only fifty kilometers away, so you can take a holiday in Perea to visit and enjoy a bit on the beautiful beaches of Sithonia and Kassandra.
If you like shopping, at a few minute drive from Perea there are Ikea, Jumbo and Cosmos - the largest shopping center in Thessaloniki.
Perea has a large number of supermarkets and shops, including the famous Greek chain Masutis and Lidl. During the holidays in Perea, you ca not miss anything because it is well supplied, and besides grocery stores there are also a number of fast food restaurants, tavernas, boutiques, fantastic pastry shops, excellent bakers ... Perea is famous for its fish restaurants with a very long tradition, so the Solunians visit Perea for fresh fish in the Perea taverns, both during the summer and during the winter, because Perea is a city that lives throughout the year.
As the airport is close, the town is also attractive to people who come by plane, and there are more and more immigrants in Perea, not only the Greeks who are looking for a peaceful place to live, but also a lot of foreigners, among whom there are Serbs. Perea has 5 primary schools, several secondary schools, and there is also an American college there.
The city itself has plenty of content for more demanding tourists, and the proximity of Thessaloniki and Halkidiki is a special advantage of this place.
The beach in Perea is, as we have said, very long, wider or narrow, with very fine sand. The sand is darker, so the sea does not have that turquoise note like in Chalkidiki. The sand can be lifted so the water is misted when there is wind, and sometimes there is seaweed in the water. The water is, however, most oftenly, clean and transparent, especially outside of the peak of the season, but never turquoise.
If you are not too demanding about the sea itself, Perea can be a good choice for your holiday, especially if you want to spend it near Serbia, or Thessaloniki.
Here's the experience of one of our guests:
"This year I spent my holiday in Perea, literally 10km from the airport in Thessaloniki, it's a town, not a Greek village, and the whole place is filled with restaurants, shops, pharmacies, bakers, boutiques, I even came upon a Volcano bookstore and an amusement park. There is nothing you can be missing during your holiday. It is about 25km away from the center of Thessaloniki, and there is a boat going from Perea to the White Tower and the port of Thessaloniki every hour. The ticket is only 3€ per person, so it's the perfect way to visit Thessaloniki without having to use your car. There is the town beach, so there is no crystal-clear color, but the sea is clean. The sun beds and parasols are not charged at all, you only have to buy a drink in order to use them. The beach looks like one great walkway, with taverns, bars, hotels on one side and the beach on the other. Believe me, I had been running away from the continental part, but here I really rested for the first time in my life because Perea simply possesses everything you need, it has an excellent connection with Thessaloniki so it’s ideal for both those who travel by plane and for those who go by car. The taxi from the airport to Perea costs 17 euros. "