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Fournoi Korseon

Fournoi Korseon
Φούρνοι Κορσέων
The main village
The main village
Fournoi Korseon is located in Greece
Fournoi Korseon
Coordinates:
Country Greece
Administrative region North Aegean
Regional unit Ikaria
Area
 • Municipality 45.247 km2 (17.470 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 1,459
 • Municipality density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 833 xx
Area code(s) 22750
Vehicle registration MO
Website www.fournikorseon.gr
Looking from Fourni Island to Thymaina and Icaria
Overview

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 regional unit, North Aegean region. The two largest islands of the complex, the main isle of Fournoi 31 km2 (12 sq mi) and the isle of Thymaina 10 km2 (3.9 sq mi), are inhabited, as is Agios Minas Island 2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi) to the east. On the main isle Fournoi (town) is the largest settlement and then Chrysomilia 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.

Contents

  • Climate 1
  • Communication 2
  • Settlements and islands 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

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 1,320 (2011 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 1 Fournoi Island
Bali 6 Fournoi Island
Chrysomilea 104 Fournoi Island
Dafnolies 2 Fournoi Island
Fournoi 1,120 Fournoi Island
Kamari 14 Fournoi Island
Kampi Fournon 15 Fournoi Island
Kampi Chrysomileas 50 Fournoi Island
Kerameidou 7 Fournoi Island
Plagia 1 Fournoi 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
Strongylo 0 Strongylo Island
Thymaina 136 Thymaina Island
Thymainaki 0 Thymainaki Island

References

  1. ^ "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 

External links

  • Official website (Greek)
  • Fournoi island at gtp.gr
  • http://www.fourni.com/
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