A coastal Greek village with a traditional charm is waiting to be uncovered, so why not book your 2020 holiday to Finikounda? If you have never heard of Finikounda before, prepare to fall in love with this enchanting tourist resort, which is wedged in-between Methoni and Korni towns. An authentic village with plenty of modern conveniences to keep holidaymakers comfortable during their stay, this Greek retreat is the perfect base for explorers who want to relax and island hop.
In its early days, Finikounda was a fishing village. After your flight, which should take approximately three hours and 40 minutes when travelling from the UK, you will take the journey from the airport to this jewel of Peloponnese. Some people call Finikounda 'Finikoundas'. Whatever you choose to call it, you won't be able to deny its natural beauty and inviting atmosphere. Plenty of beachfront hotels line the coast and with resorts like Kalamata located nearby, a holiday in Finikounda will be ideal for people in search of different territories.
Why book Finikounda holidays
Discover the best beaches
We love the sandy beach of Ligonammos, just south of the village
Top attractions to visit
Visit nearby Castle Methoni and the Archaeological Museum of Messenia
Try the local wine
Don’t miss out on the local wine varieties – great spot for wine tourism!
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Your guide to Finikounda holidays
You will not have to travel very far to see the top attractions in this resort. With its position on the peninsula's southernmost tip, you can expect to find plenty of points of interest during your holiday in Finikounda. Examples of some nearby attractions include Castle Methoni and the Archaeological Museum of Messenia. This museum stands where the old market hall once stood. Step inside and get a glimpse into Greek history, from the Prehistoric era all the way through the Byzantine period.
Since Finikounda is located a short drive from Kalamata, you might consider spending an afternoon sunbathing on Paralia Kalamatas beach, but not before wandering around the towns of Methoni and Korni. Methonis Castle is photographed by millions of tourists and professional photographers throughout the year, as is Methoni Venetian Fortress.
If splashing in the warm Mediterranean ocean is at the top of your to-do list, you will not be disappointed by the beaches during your holiday in Finikounda. Quaint shops and taverns are peppered around the beach on which the village lies. A picturesque place to meet fellow tourists, it features a promenade that you can walk along for astonishing sunset views.
Catch sight of the anglers catching your dinner on Finikounda beach, or indulge in some tanning time at one of the many other blissful beaches in Messenia. Top beaches in the region include Loutra of Kyllini, Kalogria beach, Voidokilia beach, Elafonisos beach, and the golden beach of Arkoudi.
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