Fourni, a special, small, autonomous world, is an ideal destination for those looking for peace and quiet on their vacation, ready to welcome demanding visitors who know how to distinguish natural beauty and seek small earthly paradises to escape from their daily routine.
The Furnace complex, fragmented into countless coves and fjords with its blue waters, composes a completely magical world, an ideal arachnophobe of ships and boats. It is no coincidence that it has been a pirate stronghold since ancient times. The perimeter of the islands, which reaches 120 km, shows us that these small islands are not devoid of beauty in the slightest, as impressive beaches, many smaller or larger bays, picturesque coves and fjords, which are the spider’s nest of local boats or visitors , and countless corresponding capes are formed on their shoreline, compensating the visitor at first sight.
Nature and Environment
The complex of 16 islands and islets characterized by steep rocky shores and rocky beaches is part of the network
Natura 2000, due to the environmental importance of terrestrial and marine ecosystems in the area, as well as fauna and flora.
The area of the Fourni complex is also included in the European Corine program.
Specifically, the region of Ikaria – Fourni is also included in the list of habitats of the European Corine program, as a coastal area of ecological importance, with the code A00010082.
NATURAL BEAUTY ISLANDS
Also, Fourni and Thymaina, with Presidential Decree (Government Gazette 402 / 17-05-2002 Issue D) were characterized among some more small islands as areas that need special protection and restrictions and special building conditions were defined in the off-plan and out-of-settlement areas.