Finikounda is located in the Messinia region of the South West Peloponnese and it is a charming unspoilt seaside village offering a Real Greek experience, just 50 minutes from the local airport of Kalamata. Finikounda has some of the finest, uncrowded, blue flag, child friendly, sandy beaches with crystal waters.
Only 150 meters from Dion – Zois Studios there are tasty local tavenas with friendly and welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Near Finikounda there are the historical towns of Methoni, Koroni and Pylos with their medieval fortresses.
Finikounda is a good centre from which to explore Messinia. The small towns of Koroni, Methoni and Pylos are all within 20km, well equipped with castles, picturesque streets and alleyways. All have maintained a sturdy Greek character, rather than being ovewhelmed with tourist development.
Buses can take you Pylos or Methoni, returning by taxi. Caique trips visit Sapientza island or Methoni. Otherwise, car hire is convenient and locally available. The enclosed Navarino bay, just north of Pylos, is a particularly good day outing, with some lovely walks, great views, shady beaches, wildlife and quality tavernas in Gialova. And – it is said – one of the great beaches of Greece: Voidokilia.