Holidays in Fournoi of Ikaria island
Fournoi of Ikaria "Fournoi Korseon" is a cluster of many small islands at the Northeastern Aegean Sea, between Ikaria and Samos. An ideal destination not only for those seeking tranquility and relaxation but also delicious seafood! The largest islands of the group are Fourni; the main island of the complex, Thymaina and Agios Minas.
In the past, the island of Fournoi used to supply ancient Miletus with marble, while during Byzantine era the island was deserted and for this reason was often pirate lair.
The main village of Fournoi is Chora, which is also the port of the island. Residents’ main occupation is fishing; that’s why island's specialty is lobster and generally seafood. Chora remains unchanged in time with its narrow streets and traditional white houses. Walking up the cobblestone, whitewashed streets you will find the central square with its tall trees and picturesque cafés.
Opposite to the town lies Thymaina island which is worth visiting by boat and swimming in the beautiful beach of Keramidou.
Very close to Chora is the small Kampi village with the small pebble bay and the crystal waters. You enter Kampi village one kilometer away from Chora, just across the mills on the road to Chrysomilia. During summer you will see many yachts and boats.
Chrysomilia is the second largest and most quiet village in Fourni, 15 km from Chora, with a newly asphalted road and the homonymous beach with the turquoise waters.
Fournoi of Ikaria, with its wild and pristine beauty, its delicious seafood and tranquility offers visitor, divine holidays...
In Fournoi of Ikaria, you will find several quiet beaches, mostly unorganized with turquoise, icy waters. Whichever beach you choose to go, you should have previously bought water, coffee or snacks as there are only few cafés and restaurants on the beach. Do not forget to bring an umbrella with you if you cannot stand the sun or have children.
Near Chora there is the Psili Ammos beach with crystal clear turquoise waters. Heading south, you will see the pebble Kampi beach which is partly organized. There, you will find a small café on the beach where you can buy all the necessary supplies. Just a few meters away there is Petrokopio pebble beach with turquoise water. From that point, marble was excavated and sent to ancient Miletus. Further down, there is Elidaki sand beach with crystal clear water, while even southern, you will find the sandy beach of Kasidi on your right and the dreamy Vlihada beach on your left, with fine sand and turquoise waters.
Another two beautiful beaches are Chrisomilia beach located in the homonymous village in the north of Fournoi, and Keramidou beach located on the island of Thimena.
No matter which beach you choose you will certainly enjoy the crystal clear waters of Fournoi Islands.
How to get there
Travelling by plane and by boat
The fastest way to travel to Fournoi island is to fly to Ikaria first and then board on the ferry of Panagias Theotokos (Virgin Mary) at the port of Agios Kirykos, to get across to Fournoi (1 hour journey).
For more information visit the web site of the company:
Travelling by boat
If you wish to travel by boat to Fournoi island of Ikaria, you can board on the ferry of the following company:
NEL Lines from:
- The port of Piraeus, with ferry service to Syros - Ikaria (Evdilos, Agios Kirykos) - Fournoi - Samos (Karlovasi, Vathi), (11 hours trip to Fournoi).
For more information on the ferry routes to Fournoi island of Ikaria visit the web site of the company:
Transfer within Fournoi Island
For your transportation on the island a private vehicle, car or motorcycle, is required.
During your stay in Fournoi of Ikaria, you can be served for health issues:
Community Clinic of Fournoi, Tel: (+30) 22750 51202
Hospital of Ikaria (Agios Kirykos), Tel: (+30) 22753 50201, 22750 23444, 23623
Useful phone numbers
Fournoi Port Authority: (+30) 22750 51207
Agios Kirykos Port Authority: (+30) 22750 22207
Ikarias Airport: (+30) 22750 22981
Police Station of Fournoi: (+30) 22750 51222
Community Clinic of Fournoi: (+30) 22750 51202
Hospital of Ikaria (Agios Kirykos): (+30) 22753 50201, 22750 23444, 23623