A quite small, but lovely fishing village Finiki is located on the southwestern side of Karpathos.

The characteristic village belongs to Arkasa administratively, the distance between the two settlements is only two kilometers. Finiki (or known as Foiniki or Foinikion) is a tiny coastal village, founded by the local fishermen. Interesting fact that until 1900 Finiki was the main commercial port of Karpathos, so the small village played important role in daily life of Karpathos island. Finiki is situated in a small natural bay faced to south, so the port is very well protected from the waves of the sea.


View to Finiki

Finiki is best known for its exceptional fish taverns, which are famous all over the island. If you visit this tiny village, don't miss to taste fresh fish and individually flavored seafood! The local restaurants, even fish restaurants in Finiki offer daily meals, fresh fish catches, even as plates for two.  


Finiki, Karpathos 

Finiki fish taverns

On the top of the barren hill there is a sacred small church, watching over Finiki. You can climp upstairs to Agios Nikolaos church, and look the beautiful panoramic views of the charming village! 

Finiki beach

The tiny port of Finiki is used primarily by small fishing boats. Because Arkasa don't has a port, the residents of the town have also some boats here. For bigger boats and ships there is a large port of Pigadia, where ferries also arrive. 

Finiki port

Finiki port

Next to the port there is a small sandy beach, situated directly in the village center. Finiki beach is organized with some parasols and sunbeds, the seabed is shallow and usually calm due to the breakwaters of the port. Behind the beach, only a few steps away there are some taverns and coffe bars.

Over the heights of Finiki, in the barren cliffs there are some large caves. These caves are million years old, and can be climbed for discover.

Fishing taverns in Finiki port, Karpathos

Historical significance of Finiki village

On the main square of Finiki there is a small monument, called Immacolata. The unique name comes from a small fishing boat with a crew of 7 heroic greek men, who sailed from here to Alexandria of Egypt in August of 1944. They take great news of freedom to the banished Greek Government there. When the German troops left Karpathos, the residents of the island arrested the Italian guards, and they declared the liberation of Karpathos. The mission of the boat was successful, the Greek Government was informed, that the island was liberated. After many years of occupation it was great joy for the inhabitants of Karpathos island, and even the people of Greece! The monument 'Immacolata' was built of marble, pebbles and bronze a several years ago.

Finiki Immacolata monument

Monument Immacolata

Why visit Finiki village 

  • Traditional fishing village atmospheres
  • If you like seafood, a visit in Finiki is especially recommended


Where to stay in Finiki


Hotel Finiki View (up to 1-3 persons, sea view)

Finiki Studios (for 2 person)

Alkioni Hotel (up to 2-4 persons, sea view)

Pasithea villa (up to 3 persons, sea view)

Arpathea villas (up to 2-4 persons)

Finiki villas (apartment and villa, central location)

Finiki Seaside Apartment (2-4 guests)

Arhontiko Hotel (up to 2-4 persons)


All of the accommodations in Finiki...



Diafani promenade in Karpathos 



Finiki additional info

  • location: 18 kilometers to Pigadia
  • coordinates: 35.492037, 27.116566
  • can be accessed via asphalt road
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