Finix or Phoenix bay (near Loutro)

Finix (Phoenix)

Finix (or Phoenix) is located in suberb wild surroundings on the western side of the peninsula of the same name (Loutro is on the eastern side).

 

Finix (Phoenix)

Location of Finix

Getting there

  Is not so easy as there is no direct road: take the boat to Loutro (from Hora Sfakion, Agia Roumeli, Sougia or Paleochora) then walk 15 minutes over the hill. You can see the ferry boat time-table here. There is a road alternative over Anopolis and Livaniana but it is very time-consuming especially if you do not have a 4x4.

Atmosphere

This is the perfect place if you love quiet surroundings in a remote place. Finix is still one of the most peaceful spots in West Crete. It can get a little busy at weekends in the summer because it is popular with Cretans from the North coast who come for the weekend or the day.

Accommodation

 There are only two hotels owned by one family. See The Old Phoeni

Restaurants

One (good) restaurant only but if you need more choice you can always walk over the hill to Loutro.

Activities

Relaxing, beautiful walks. You can also hire canoes.

Shopping

There are a couple of small shops in Loutro, 15 minutes walk away.

Nightlife

Nightlife here consists of listening to the sound of the sea and distant goat bells.

Beach

The pebble beach is small with some shade from tamarisk trees.

Finix on the web

 The Old Phoenix

Photos of Finix

  • The gorge of Aradena (near Finix)
  • The bay of Finix
  • The bay of Finix
  • The bay of Finix
  • The Old Phoenix hotel
  • Old windmill
  • Roman ruins and chapel
  • View of Finix from the sea (at sunset)
 

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The Old Phoenix - a place for peace and quiet in South Crete
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