Finikounda is located at the southwestern endpoint of Messinia, between the villages of Methoni and Koroni. It has a population of approximately 600 inhabitants and appertains to the new Municipality of Pylos-Nestoros. It is a beautiful location, with a great seaside front and many sandy beaches, in particular. The earliest reference to the area of Finikounda is found on clay tablets of Mycenaean Pylos, which were discovered in the palace of Nestor. Today, Finikounda has evolved into a remarkable touristic resort. It has a large number of lodgings, shops, restaurants and cafes.