Have been travelling to Finikounda for several years and although The Finissia Hotel is very good, there are better Hotels in the resort. This year they are the only hotel in Fininkounda to charge for Air con and as the side rooms get the sun it is a neccessity. If you are unlucky and get a room at the rear, although cooler , they are a lot smaller. The beds are very firm so alright if you like that, but didn.t help my arthritic joints. As Finikounda is a favourite for middle aged to elderly couples, i was very surprised when we had to be dropped and picked uo from quite a distance from the hotel as the coach wont go along the beach road. This is not mentioned at all in the Manos brochure or when booking.Thank goodness we had wheels on our suitcases, but not a good introduction to Finikounda.
The breakfast is ok if you like bread and jam, yogutr and a piece of cake with very sweet orange juice and a pot of tea or coffee. Yes it is what a Greek would eat for breakfast and Finikounda caters very well for the Greek experience so dont expect anything else.We love it and will return it is worth the pain lol. I just wish Manos could get us more choice of accomodation, a lot return yearly and prefer to travel independanly because of the lack of good apartments in the Manos brochure.
October 9, 2011
Finikounda Again !
This was our second stay at the Finissia. We were disappointed as soon as we were shown the room, due to the lack of view, we had the luxury of a sea view on our previous visit. The bed was a little too soft for me, being a bad back sufferer, I'm used to an orthopaedic mattress at home, but that's not the hotel's fault !!! The room was perfectly adequate for two, and was kept spotlessly clean and tidy, with the sheets and towels changed often. The breakfast was never-changing, and this was an issue for some previous guests, but not me. Greek yoghurt/honey, bread and various jams/marmalade, cake and tea or coffee, was just the job for me. The Finissia couldn't be in a better position, literally, across the road from the beach, which is mainly a coarse sand, with some shingle. A word of warning to any parents with young - non- swimming children, the sea achieves great depth very quickly, I was only 12 feet out from the beach, and I was up to my neck ! The deepest part of the Mediterranean, is only a few miles out, at 18,000 ft ! But the sea is clear blue, calm and excellent for snorkelling. In the two weeks we were there, the weather was hot-hot-hot ! No sign of any rain, and the temperature was hitting the mid 40s every afternoon. We visited many superb tavernas, serving traditional Greek fayre. I would particularly recommend Benetiko and Dionyssos on the sea-front, and the one near the church - up a slight hill, I've forgotten the name unfortunately, it might have been Andros ??? We didn't go on any trips this time, but the previous holiday, we went to ancient Olympia, the site of the original Olympic games, and I would highly recommend it. Mary, the hotel owner, was friendly and helpful, in every possible way, and our rep Anna, although we only saw her on our first and last days, was probably the best I've come across. Her knowledge of the area, was unsurpassed, with little snippets of ' inside ' information that was very useful. A small issue we had, was the drop off/ pick up point, it was 400 yards from the hotel, and meant we had to drag the cases along the cobbled, and quite busy main street, but apart from that, I would highly praise it, and I'm sure we'll be back sometime in the future :-) Paul.
September 4, 2011
old style greece
been coming to finikounda now for 12 great years.this village and the lovely people there are where my heart is.it is our spirturial home.the food is great and the pace of life is slow a fab place to unwind and relax.lots of places of interest and towns to visit.the hotel finissia is just over the road from the beach (the road is not busy) it is a short flat walk (less than 5 mins walking slow)in to the village.the owner is a lovely lady (as are her staff) and nothing is too much trouble.the rooms may be a touch on the small side but how much time do you spend in them!!!!!!! but they are cleaned everyday thats good by greek standards!!!!the towels and bed linen are good and clean.the drinks in the bar we found to be the same price or sometimes alittle cheaper than in the village so we spent many nights having a pre dinner drink on the hotels little terrace looking out to sea.the breakfast is to a good standard serviced in a lovely blue and white breakfast room looking across the sea very clean and prompt service with a smile and a second pot of tea or coffee without having to ask !!! a travel kettle may be useful for in your room if you need an early or late cup of tea/coffee.we are back again in september and june and september next year.WE LOVE IT HERE
July 30, 2011
finikounda in june
finikounda is a small quiet resort,tavernas were very good and not expensive,beaches very good - the cost of drinks in the resort were very cheap
hotel finissia was excellent spotlessly clean with very helpful staff,
only drawback with resort is the very poor local bus service making it difficult to explore further afield unless you hire a car or go by taxi
overall a very pleasant and relaxing holiday
July 19, 2011
Good basic greek hotel, rooms fine but not 5* luxery, hotel in excellent location opposite beach. Breakfest typicaly greek but fine of its type. Finikunda is very quite in May/ June which suited us, Walks in the area very good. Would go there again.
June 19, 2011
Laid back Greece
Don't go to Finikounda if you want English food, nighclubs, banana rides, children's entertainment by the pool or crowded beaches. Don't go if you expect to find lots to "do". Go to Finikounda only if you want a relaxing care-free holiday, away from it all, with lovely Greek food, lying on the beach and swimming in the sea.
October 4, 2010
Finifouda is real greece, a real step back in time to the 70's 80's. It's a lovely little working village with some real Greek characters. The beach is stunning and very clean, easy to get into the sea as not very stoney at all. There are a couple of new beachside bars which offer free sunbeds with the courtesy of using the bar and dining facilities. Dionysis taverna gives a very warm welcome with fantastic daily specials such as spit roasted piglet and giant beans. Offering excellent friendly service and fantastic value for money and good wine. Bar risalto offers very friendly and absolute bargain for those sustained holiday drinkers with excellent Greek and English service from The lovely barman Chris. This place has a great stepped back in time village feal and a fantastic little working fishing harbour, where the daily catch can be purchased for a small fee. Adding to the fish are the numerous fantaic local produce vans available throughout the day and a selection of proper butchers, so if you are self catering, you are spoilt. The hotel Finissia is old Greek style, but extremely clean and clean towels daily and clean sheets every other day. Maria the owner is very helpful and runs the hotel to high standards and also provides a good nightcap bar just before you reach your sleeping place. They also provied aircon at no extra charge. Well worth a visit Gill and Simon Hoxne, Suffolk ef haristo
October 3, 2010