Perivolos is the middle of a trio of coarse, black sand beaches that line the south-east coast of Santorini with Perissa to the north and Agios Georgios to the south.
There is little to mark where one beach ends and another begins although the sands at Perivolos appear a little less dark than the other two beaches.
It is still a beach of coarse-grained sand but Perivolos is softer underfoot, especially beneath the waves, although there are areas of sharp sand and shingle.
Perivolos beach attracts a younger crowd and, outside Fira, offers the best clubbing with all-day music beating out from the many cafes and beach bars
Guest DJs are often advertised and there are special Perivolos beach music events each summer that pull in the crowds.
The beach gets quieter as you head south until it blends with Agios Georgios on the southern tip of Santorini.
It is even quieter beyond that at Vlichada which has a small marina, home to Santorini's Sailing and Yachting Centre. The cliffs behind Vlichada have been so heavily carved by wind and rain that they have a moonscape appearance.
There is a beach cantina and sunbeds and some limestone caves. Nearby, and accessible only on foot is a small beach at Almyra, also backed by weatherworn cliffs deeply carved by the winds.