Fournoi Korseon


Fournoi Korseon

Infobox Greek Isles
name = Fournoi Korseon
native_name = Φούρνοι Κορσέων
skyline = Fourni-nisi.jpg
sky_caption = The main village


coordinates = coord|37|34|N|26|30|E
chain = North Aegean
isles = 10
area = 45.247
highest_mount =
elevation = 26
periph = North Aegean
prefect = Samos Prefecture
capital = Fourni (town)
population = 1469
pop_as_of = 2001
postal = 833 xx
telephone = 22750
license = MO
website = [http://www.fournikorseon.gr/ www.fournikorseon.gr]

Fourni Korseon ( _el. Φούρνοι Κορσέων) more commonly Fourni, are a complex of small Greek islands that lie between Icaria, Samos and Patmos in Samos Prefecture. The two largest islands of the complex, the main isle and the isle of Thymaina are inhabited, as is Ágios Minás Island to the east. On the main isle Fourni (town) is the largest settlement and then Chryssomilia in the north the second largest (and third largest overall, after Thymaina). Fourni (town) proper is the ferries landing site. The majority of the inhabitants are fishermen, although during the summer season they are also occupied in tourist activities, mostly room rentals and catering. On the main island are a number of pristine 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 tactical communication with the islands of Icaria and Samos (by boat only) is available. Since 2008 a ferry coming from Samos reaches Athens stopping also in Icaria and Paros.

ettlements and islands

The main island of Foúrnoi has a population of 1,326 (2001 census), or over 90 percent of the municipality's population. The only other inhabited islands are Ágios Minás, and Thymaina.

External links

* [http://www.fournikorseon.gr/ Official website] el icon
* [http://www.gtp.gr/LocPage.asp?id=8338 Fourni island at gtp.gr]


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