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Fournoi Korseon (Greek: Φούρνοι Κορσέων or Greek: Φούρνοι Ικαρίας - Fournoi Ikarias), more commonly simply Fournoi, is a complex or archipelago of small Greek islands that lie between Ikaria, Samos 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.

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.


Climate

The climate is arid and hot during summers. Winters are rather mild with average rainfall but constant strong archipelagic winds prevail.

Communication

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.

Settlements and islands

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.
Settlement or Place Population Island
Agios Minas 3 Agios Minas Island
Alatonisi 0 Alatonisi Island
Anthropofas 0 Anthropofas Island
Agios Ioannis Thermastis 33 Fourni Island
Bali 35 Fourni Island
Chrysomilea 93 Fourni Island
Dafnolies 17 Fourni Island
Fourni 1,033 Fourni Island
Kamari 35 Fourni Island
Kampi Fournon 24 Fourni Island
Kampi Khrysomileas 40 Fourni Island
Kerameidou 12 Fourni Island
Plagia 4 Fourni Island
Kisiria 0 Kisiria Island
Makronisi 0 Makronisi Island
Mikros Anthropofas 0 Mikros Anthropofas Island
Petrokaravo 0 Petrokaravo Island
Plaka 0 Plaka Island
Plakaki 0 Plakaki Island
Stroggylo 0 Stroggylo Island
Thymaina 140 Thymaina Island
Thymainaki 0 Thymainaki Island

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