Santorini Finikia

General information

Finikia in Santorini is a village exuding a serene ambiance, located only a couple of kilometres from Oia. It lies a breath away from the infamous caldera and offers marvelous views of the Aegean.

Unlike its hustling and bustling neighbor, Finikia maintains a low profile. Although its permanent population is around 50 people, the settlement immerses visitors in the daily locals' lifestyle. The tranquil atmosphere is ideal for people who seek relaxation away from the crowds. Cars are not allowed within the village, so you will only encounter pedestrians during wandering on the narrow cobbled alleys.

Hotels in Finikia

We have made a selection of the best hotels in Finikia.

Villa Ftelari


Ftelari Villa is a top choice for a luxurious yet secluded vacation. Situated between the picturesque capital Fira and the equally magnificent Oia, the villa gracefully balances atop the caldera cliff; as a result, its guests can enjoy undisturbed Aegean seascapes and volcanic views along with ...


Finikia Place

Hotel2 stars

Finikia Place is situated in Oia. It is a complex of traditionally designed buildings with typical Cycladic features, including whitewashed walls, arches and blue shutters. At the same time, the hotel offers modern facilities such as a large swimming pool, restaurant and lovely outdoor seating areas ...


Things to See & Do in Finikia

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Activities & Entertainment

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  • Photography Expedition

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    Capture the breathtaking views in a magical setting under the guidance of a professional in a four-hour photography expedition. Visit renowned and hidden locations on Santorini and avoid paying for postcards by taking the most impeccable pictures yourself.

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More info about Finikia

The gateway on the entrance consists of volcanic rocks, while the houses are mainly pastel-colored. Dwellings are built according to Cycladic architecture, showcasing round roofs and small doors. Numerous canavas (cave storages used by old winemakers) also lie among the buildings.
In the heart of the settlement sits the church of Agia Matrona, which is celebrated on October 20th. The church was built in 1859 and boasts a wonderful iconostasis. Its courtyard offers unparalleled views of the settlement, the surrounding area, and the blue sea. 

Fun fact: In the courtyard of Agia Matrona you will come up to a tall palm tree - that comprises the inspiration behind the village's name since "Finikia" is the Greek word for the palm tree!

Accommodation-wise, Finikia hosts some lodgings, including rooms, villas, and hotels. Bear in mind that the settlement wants to preserve a more quiet environment, so luxury options are not part of the available accommodation.

Since Finikia is situated in the northeastern part of Santorini and in proximity to the sea, it allows you to easily access the regional coastline. Lovely beaches that can be approached from Finikia include Baxedes and Paradise.


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