Fourni – Thymaina islands

Fourni Korseon, Greece

 

Fournoi Korseon, more commonly simply Fournoi, is a complex or archipelago of small Greek islands that lie between IkariaSamos and Patmos in Ikaria peripheral unit, North Aegean Periphery. The two largest islands of the complex, the main isle of Fourni and the isle of Thymaina, are inhabited, as is Agios Minas Island to the east. On the main isle Fournoi (town) is the largest settlement and then Chryssomilia in the north the second largest (and third largest overall, after Thymaina). Fournoi (town) proper is the main ferry harbour, with ferries also landing on Thymaina.

       
Coordinates: 37°34′N 26°30′E         (1) Samos  (2) Ikaria  (3) Fournoi

Many of the inhabitants are fishermen, although during the summer season the population is also occupied in tourist activities, mostly room rentals and catering. On the main island are a number of beaches such as Vlychada, Vitsilia, Petrokopio, Elidaki, and Bali.

Fourni scenery - Thymaina in the backgroundThe climate is arid and hot during summers. Winters are rather mild with average rainfall but constant strong archipelagic winds prevail.
Communication is often interrupted during the winter period (mostly from November to April) due to bad weather, mainly strong winds. The rest of the year regular communication with the islands of Ikaria and Samos (by boat only) is available. Since 2008 a ferry coming from Samos reaches Athens stopping also in Icaria and Paros.

The main island of Fournoi has a population of 1,326 (2001 census), or over 90 percent of the municipality’s population. The only other inhabited islands are Agios Minas, and Thymaina.

• fourni.com
• Fourni Korseon (only in Greek, unfortunately)
• Hotels in Fournoi Korseon
• Fournoi Korseon with “Hidden Greece”

Thymena (Fourni)Thymaina is a small Greek island in the Samos Prefecture, in the eastern Aegean Sea. Thymaina is located just west of Fournoi Korseon and is administratively a part of its municipality. Its name is said to be derived from the thyme that grows throughout the island. The population of Thymaina is 140 inhabitants (2001 census), and the area is 10 km².

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