This is just a general post whilst I remember things. First of all we travelled with Thomas Cook and were assured we would be dropped off at the church. We were not. We were dropped off on the main road and had quite a walk which I could manage slowly but not much fun given that I'm due a replacement hip soon ! The coach driver did not have the language to explain to us that there was an informal marathon for charity taking place which is why for a health and safety issue he did not wish to take the coach further down and there was no rep on the bus. Those staying at Finissia and Korakais may see the blue and green chalk on the road which is a result of the marathon.
Please note also the transfer was an hour late on the return and this meant we were rushed through to get on the plane. No one could tell us what had gone wrong but we were picked up outside the church so if we had wanted to buy spirits etc we would not have had time.
We stayed 20 to 27 May. The start of the week was quiet and heaven. Some of the Tavernas were not open and those that were often had limited menus but that was fine - we were taken into the kitchen and shown food which is the old fashioned Greek way of choosing which is lovely.
The standard of food was excellent throughout and we did not have one bad meal - every single taverna did proper chips - not a frozen one in sight thank God. House wine was around 6 - 7 euros a kilo and food prices extremely reasonable as well.
The two cashline machines appeared to be working but I'd taken plenty of currency and did not use. One is next to Finikounda Hotel near the church and the other one is at Terra Mare.
What I will mention in case it is of use to those choosing their holidays is this - on the Friday (being 25th May) the place became inundated with Greeks (possibly Athenians) who were on holiday for the weekend inasmuch as Whitsun is a UK holiday, then I believe it is also some kind of Pentecostal festival/holiday for the Greeks too. So if you are not keen on crowds, avoid this holiday.
The supermarket was open on Sunday but only early (I think the sign said it closed at 13.00) However it may open differently as the season gets going.
Hope this info is useful to people. It's still a beautiful place and I will be back. I've posted separate reviews regarding tavernas and the accom.