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… is the name of the area that includes the following villages: Plakias, Sellia, Mirthios, Lefkogia, Mariou, Asomatos, Kali Sikia, Aghios Ioannis, Angouseliana, Agios Vasilios and Koksare. It goes back to the village of Finikias above the Souda Bay, of which only ruins are left today and which was still inhabited until 1915. See also here.

The word Finikas has three meanings: 1. the Phoenicians, 2. the mystical bird Phoenix and 3. the palm tree. It is also a common place name or toponym in Greece.



(©) Andreas Engelhardt

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