Hotel Marianna is a short walk up a hill, past fig trees in derelict lots and a couple of dusty coach parks, located under the impressive Mesa Vouno mountain at the end of Perissa black volcanic beach. Situated with the rock face of the mountain behind it and the beautiful church and beach resort developments of Perissa below. With a wow factor location and deep blue pool. We are delighted that staying at Hotel Marianna inspired us to hike up to the top of Mesa Vouno, the steep winding path begins not far up the small road beyond the hotel - sign posted, "Ancient Thira". If you are not an avid archeologist then Ancient Thira is to be frank a pile of rocks, but worth paying the entrance fee for the atmosphere and spectacular views. On the Perissa side of Mountain Mesa Vouno we enjoyed a side track to a tiny chapel (locked) perched on a ledge in the cliff face. You'll be ready to dip into the sea after that hike! And, end the day with a great sense of achievement!