Fourni Korseon

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.

History & Culture

For most of their history, the islands have been uninhabited or looted by pirates. The little land archeological material suggests that in ancient times the Fourni may have been inhabited during the Archaic and Classical periods, while the habitation during the Hellenistic and Roman eras is certain. In modern times their habitation begins after the middle of the 18th century.
In the ancient and medieval secretariats, epigrammatic references to the Fourni that are preserved, mainly in works of geographical interest, where the location of the islands and some of the variations of the name of Fourni are simply pointed out.
The only written evidence of life on the islands is the few inscriptions found in the small ancient acropolis of Fourni and the remains of an ancient settlement at Kamari. From the period of the late Turkish occupation (2nd half of the 18th century onwards), oral tradition and archival material are preserved, which testify that the Fourni were inhabited again, initially by Patmians and Dodecanese, to whom new inhabitants from Ikaria, Samos, Kykos were quickly added, Asia Minor, Crete and mainland Greece.
The first houses were huts. Each was elongated, built of slate, and the roofs were covered with beams and Fides* (a type of wood from the island). This method of construction is called "gifts." The houses had an additional fireplace, recesses in the walls with containers that put the products they produced, a specially made bed to be waterproof and were equipped with wooden furniture (sofrades and stools). One of the first houses built in Fourni has been preserved in the square of the island since 1885. Today, the country has narrow beautiful alleys, traditional taverns and beautiful modern houses, but all with influences from the past.

fourni korseon

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.

fourni korseon


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.

Glaros Agency

The island is connected by ferry on an almost daily basis with the islands of Ikaria and Samos where there are airports, as well as with the main port of Piraeus three (3) times a week.

Click on the Icons for more Information