Town in Fourni, Eastern Aegean: Fourni is an island complex southwest of Samos and southeast of Ikaria. This complex consists of three large islands (Fourni, Thymena, Agios Minas) and ten smaller rocky islands. The largest village of the complex is Fourni Town, built amphitheatrically around a small natural port. This is a serene fishing village and a great destination for calm and relaxed vacations away from the cosmopolitan tourist resorts and the crowded beaches.
The village has a population of 1,040 inhabitants. It lies around a picturesque port, in a magnificent landscape, with lovely well-preserved houses of traditional architecture and colorful terraces.
Fourni village stays fadeless with its paved streets and narrow alleys inviting you to wonder around and discover the unspoiled beauty of the island. As you cross the central square, you will see few old traditional coffee shops where the locals gather and talk about their day. There you can ask the locals for any info about the island. The fish taverns and the boats moored at the port comprise the charming image of the settlement.
Cars are few on the island since most of the residents have their private boats. Therefore it would be wise to take with you comfortable shoes and enjoy a trekking tour in the magnificent paths of Fourni. At nights, the few waterfront bars and cafeterias come alive filled with tourists, while others visit the old kafenia for a long chat with the locals. The main village offers some charming traditional hotels and apartments.
Hosting one of the largest fishing boat fleets in the Aegean, the taverns in Fourni have fresh fish and lobsters. The village is also known for the fine quality thyme honey and cheese. The ferries from other islands arrive in the port of Fourni. This is also where excursion boats depart from to make the tour of the island, stopping in several beaches in between.