In the southwestern part of Messinia, the beautiful Foinikounda can be found. A picturesque, seaside resort with sandy  shores and clear blue waters, which is located between  the two castles towns Methoni and Korwni. Foinikounda is a favourite tourist destination during the summer months. The area features excellent tourist infrastructure with many restaurants, taverns, cafes, bars and tourist shops. Finikounda today has a population of about 600 inhabitants. It is 55 kilometers (one hour and a half) from Kalamata, 11 kilometers from Methoni and 20 kilometers from Koroni.