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Finikounda is a coastal village of Messenia, which has developed into one of the most beautiful summer resorts of southern Peloponnese.

Belongs administratively to the municipality Methoni and has a population of approximately 700 residents. Located on almost halfway between Methoni and Koroni and 70 km from the capital of the prefecture, Kalamata.

The village is built at the head of a bay, exactly opposite the complex of Oinousses, that compose the Sapienza islands Schiza and Agia Mariani.

The name is considered to be due possibly to the Phoenicians, who as a sailor people landed on the coast of the Peloponnese and founded the present site Windmill Finikounda.

During the EH period was mainly shipping hub, and sometimes formed the base of pirates.

Finikounda is now one of the major tourist resorts of Messenia, combining harmonically mountain and sea. The attention of the visitors mainly attract the stunning sandy beaches with crystal clear waters.

Also, the picturesque landscape and the excellent tourist infrastructure have made Finikounda popular summer destination.



Finikounda, Messenia

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