With only about 50 permanent residents, it’s very small, but very traditional. As you enter the village, you’ll notice a high gateway made out of dark volcanic stones in the form of an archway. Finikia got its name from the palm tree, just outside the church of Agia Patrona. Finikia means palm tree in Greek
It is a village where farmers worked in vineyards and made the traditional houses with low doors, rounded roofs, and arch ways. The 4th of August is their annual celebration of the Saints Epta Paides. It’s a unique celebration as you can only get there by boat. One of the most interesting things you’ll find in Finikia is the traditional Cycladic churches and cave houses. They are made to be cool in the summer and are well insulated for winter.