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  The Fourni-archipelago sits in a triangle shaped by Ikaria, Samos and Patmos. The island's cliffs, overgrown with macchia, divide into fiord-like bays, providing picture postcard views that we invite you to enjoy here.
  Visitors take time to find their bearings in the maze of rocks and water, soon realising why Fourni was a pirates' retreat.
  Apart from the main island only Thimena is, in fact, inhabited. There are three settlements on Fourni, or Korseon, one of which is Fourni proper, the major port sheltering the island's fishing fleet and the ferries' landing-place.
  Further south-west behind the mountain ridge - easily recognizable by its windmills - extend the twin bays of Kampi. The first bay sports a sandy beach, the other beach gets shared with fishing boats. Within walking distance south of Kampi (as it were) you find any number of small unspoilt bays, where city folks stretch their feet and indeed their souls to touch the spirits of the water.
  Up north you find the small village of Chrisomilia. Go by boat or follow the gravel road. The tarmac ends a couple of miles behind Fourni town, just behind the large radio tower.
  Most of Fourni's 2000 inhabitants are fishermen by birth and occupation, but the over-fished Aegean offers a declining livelihood. Nonetheless, they hang in there with a passion.
  Fourni proper is a vibrant village with rather an amazing shopping "couple of a hundred feet" on the Agora and a sleepy and secluded platia. The shops cater for the islanders' daily needs, you will be hard put to find a souvenir shop.
  But life pulsates at the harbour front. Mercifully, not every islander owns a car, but there is not one without a fishing boat. For the action you will want to check the shipyard at the back of the harbour.

This text is cited in March 2005 from the Municipality of Fourni Korseon URL below.


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