Fourni Architecture

Fourni is the largest of the three island complex, including Thimaina and Agios Minas. It is an ideal destination for those who are not interested in the cosmopolitan resorts and the organized beaches. Fourni architecture is very interesting from the very beginning. The first houses on Fourni island were small and similar to each other, made of wood, seaweed, and mud from Thimaina. The first house was built in 1885 on the village square with two floors, windows, and stairs outside the door leading to the second floor.

Today, many of the houses in Fourni Greece are built with wooden roofs and stone stairs. They have a quite simple structure with wooden balconies and nice decoration. During the last years, the island has adopted the typical Aegean architecture including tower replicas. Chora of Fourni remains almost untouched by time with its narrow streets and traditional windmills that create the island's magical atmosphere. The peaceful island is ideal for a trekking experience where you will come across many small chapels with round domes at the most unlikely spots.

Visitors can enjoy their stay in many of the traditional hotels that have respected the traditional architecture.