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).
Location of Finix
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.
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.
There are only two hotels owned by one family. See The Old Phoeni
One (good) restaurant only but if you need more choice you can always walk over the hill to Loutro.
Relaxing, beautiful walks. You can also hire canoes.
There are a couple of small shops in Loutro, 15 minutes walk away.
Nightlife here consists of listening to the sound of the sea and distant goat bells.
The pebble beach is small with some shade from tamarisk trees.