Sightseeing

Finikounda and its surrounding areas offer a wealth of sightseeing options that cater to different interests and preferences. Here are some of the must-visit places and attractions:

Methoni Castle

A short drive from Finikounda, Methoni Castle is a historical gem with roots dating back to the Byzantine era. This well-preserved Venetian fortress overlooks the sea and boasts impressive architecture, including ancient walls, towers, and a charming stone bridge leading to the castle entrance. Exploring this captivating site provides a glimpse into Greece's rich history.

Koroni

 Another historical site nearby is Koroni, a picturesque coastal town adorned with traditional houses and a medieval castle. The Venetian fortress perched on a hilltop offers captivating views of the town and the sea. Strolling through Koroni's narrow streets and visiting historical landmarks is a delightful experience.

Voidokilia Beach

 Located within driving distance from Finikounda, Voidokilia Beach is renowned for its unique shape resembling the letter "omega." Surrounded by a lush nature reserve, this beach is a paradise for nature lovers, offering soft sands, crystal-clear waters, and a peaceful atmosphere.

Polilimnio Waterfalls

 For those who enjoy outdoor adventures, a visit to the Polilimnio Waterfalls is a must. A short drive inland from Finikounda, this natural wonder features a series of cascading waterfalls and turquoise pools nestled amidst verdant forests. Hiking trails lead to different parts of the waterfalls, rewarding visitors with refreshing swims and breathtaking views.

Ancient Messene

A bit farther from Finikounda but worth the journey, Ancient Messene is an extensive archaeological site that takes visitors back in time. This well-preserved ancient city includes a theater, stadium, temples, and city walls, providing insights into ancient Greek civilization.

Pilos (Pylos)

Explore the charming town of Pilos, which offers a picturesque harbor, neoclassical architecture, and a lovely waterfront promenade. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the impressive Neokastro (New Castle) and the nearby ancient site of Nestor's Palace, an archaeological wonder from the Mycenaean period.


The following sightseeing destinations are farther from Finikounda, they offer a chance to delve deeper into Greece's rich history, diverse landscapes, and cultural treasures, making your journey even more unforgettable.

Ancient Olympia

 Located approximately 2.5 to 3 hours away from Finikounda, Ancient Olympia is one of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece. It was the birthplace of the Olympic Games and is home to ancient temples, stadiums, and the Temple of Zeus, where the famous Statue of Zeus once stood.

Nafplio

Around a 2 to 2.5-hour drive from Finikounda, Nafplio is a captivating town with a rich history and enchanting architecture. Stroll through the charming streets, visit the imposing Palamidi Fortress, and explore the historic Bourtzi Castle situated on a small island in the bay.

Mycenae

About 2.5 to 3 hours away, Mycenae is an ancient city that was once a powerful civilization. It is renowned for its impressive Lion's Gate, the Tomb of Agamemnon, and the Cyclopean Walls that still stand as a testament to its grandeur.

Mani Peninsula

Located approximately 2 to 3 hours away, the rugged and scenic Mani Peninsula offers a unique landscape with traditional stone towers, picturesque villages like Kardamyli, and stunning coastal views.

Diros Caves

Around 2 to 2.5 hours from Finikounda, the Diros Caves are a natural wonder with impressive stalactites and stalagmites. Take a boat tour through the underground chambers and be amazed by the breathtaking formations.

Kalamata

About 1.5 to 2 hours away, Kalamata is a bustling coastal city known for its vibrant atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and the famous Kalamata olives. Explore the city's historical sites, markets, and enjoy the local cuisine.

Mount Taygetos

For nature enthusiasts, consider a trip to Mount Taygetos, a stunning mountain range that provides opportunities for hiking, enjoying breathtaking views, and experiencing the tranquility of nature.