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Fournoi Korseon

Not to be confused with Phourni.
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Coordinates: 37°34′N 26°30′E / 37.567°N 26.500°E / 37.567; 26.500Coordinates: 37°34′N 26°30′E / 37.567°N 26.500°E / 37.567; 26.500{{#coordinates:37|34|N|26|30|E|type:city_region:GR|| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> Greece</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Administrative region</th><td> North Aegean</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Regional unit</th><td> Ikaria</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Area</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Municipality</th><td> 45.247 km2 (17.470 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Population (2011)[1]</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Municipality</th><td> 1,459</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Municipality density</th><td> 32/km2 (84/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Community</th></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Time zone</th><td> EET (UTC+2)</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Summer (DST)</th><td> EEST (UTC+3)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 833 xx</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area code(s)</th><td> 22750</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Vehicle registration</th><td> MO</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Website</th><td> www.fournikorseon.gr</td></tr></table>

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Looking from Fourni Island to Thymaina and Icaria

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 Script error: No such module "convert". and the isle of Thymaina Script error: No such module "convert"., are inhabited, as is Agios Minas Island Script error: No such module "convert". 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.

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.

Fournoi Korseon
Φούρνοι Κορσέων
The main village
The main village
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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

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