Finiki is a sleepy cute fishing village on the west coast of the island of Karpathos, about 18 km (11 mi) from the island's capital, Pigadia. Situated in a small natural bay, its port is well-protected from the strong winds of the Aegean Sea. Until about 1900, Finiki was the main commercial port of the island, playing an important role in the daily life of the island and its people. Today its picturesque port hosts lots of colorful fishing boats of local fishermen and some sailing boats during summer. Around the harbor there are a number of fish restaurants, renowned for the delicious fresh fish they serve. There are also a number of family hotels and rooms to rent.
At the top of a barren hill stands the quaint church of Agios Nikolaos with its blue dome and a bit further the church of Agios Georgios. It is worth climbing to Agios Nikolaos to enjoy panoramic views of the charming village and the surrounding area. In the main square there is a monument in memory of the seven Greek sailors who after the liberation of Karpathos in 1944, sailed to Alexandria in Egypt to inform the Greek government in exile there. Finiki has a lovely sandy beach, well-organized with parasols and sunbeds. The beach has shallow and calm waters and is ideal for families.