The sun is out, the temperature is rising and people are starting to fill the beaches. It can mean only one thing. Summer is back, and there is no better time to relax by the beach with a cool drink to keep yourself refreshed. Luckily, Fini’s down the Larnaca Finikoudes fits the bill.
Fini’s is a beach bar in every sense of the word. They are not just near the beach, they are literally on it, just a stone’s throw away from the sea!
Fini’s isn’t the type of beach bar that tries to mimic one in San Tropez. They keep it simple, after all who needs all the fancy white furniture when you have the natural beauty of the sea as your main attraction?
To get to Fini’s from the Finikoudes road, you’ll see a path of wooden decking leading right in to the bar. At night, it’s impossible to miss due to the bright pink neon sign lighting up the word ‘Beach bar’ with a cute little palm tree in green. While many may say that neon lights are tacky, the lights at Fini’s make you realise that they are laid back and doors are open to all. No need to be dressed up to the nines to enjoy a drink here in the evening. A mixture of plastic tables, chairs and wooden benches make up the furniture. During the day the colourful umbrellas are raised to create some shade for the customers.
As my friend and I walked in to Fini’s for an early evening drink we were spotted by a waitress who gave us a warm friendly smile and brought us over a couple of menus. She politely asked if we needed anything and then left us to our own devices. Fini’s don’t advertise themselves as a cocktail bar but being by the sea I felt I should be more creative than just ordering a beer so I went with the Tequila Sunrise while my friend opted for the Strawberry Margarita. We weren’t left waiting long before the drinks were brought with a bowl of warm, salted popcorn. We were both pleasantly surprised by our drinks. We sat there feeling very chilled listening to a great mix of music that seemed perfect for the place and watched the day slowly turn to night.
Fini’s is a friendly, welcome and relaxed environment, I’d recommend a visit at some point over the summer if that’s what you are looking for.
Where: Finikoudes Beach, Larnaca
When: 10m-7pm, except Sundays: 10am-10pm