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.
The climate is arid and hot during summers. Winters are rather mild with average rainfall but constant strong archipelagic winds prevail.
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.
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