Fourni, the pirate islands
Fourni Korseon, also known as Fourni is an island complex between Ikaria and Samos. The word Korseoi comes from the word corsairs or pirates. Local people are very friendly and you can see many tropical landscapes. If you want to swim along with dolphins and Mediterranean monks, book cheap ferry tickets to Fourni at Let’s Ferry.
The Beautiful Church in Fourni Island
Start your visit from the port and walk through the famous road with the mulberry trees. At the end of it you will reach the main square of Chora, the most vibrant area with many cafes.
Walk to the ancient Acropolis, a large prehistoric settlement on the Saint George hill.
The Church of Holy Trinity is located at Chrisomilia, as well as an archaeological site.
Take a selfie with the 3 traditional windmills at Kambi.
Enjoy the view and a stunning sunset at the old military outpost, in the southernmost fort of the island.
A beautiful beach in Fourni island
Ask locals for the island’s legends!
Rocky beach with crystal clear blue waters
There are 120 km of coastline to explore and swim at, all of them under the protection of NATURA 2000. Live like a pirate in totally secluded beaches.
• Psili Ammos is close to the port and has soft sand.
• Kambi is a glamorous beach both pebbled and sandy.
• Kasidi is set in an exotic landscape with golden sand and emerald waters.
• Vlihada is a totally kids-friendly beach as it is protected from the wind and the water is shallow.
• Bali has crystal waters but Petrokopio is sandy and the sea color is unique. Both beaches can be reached through a trail or by boat.
Practice your diving skills at Kamari beach. There is a whole ancient city hiding underwater, as well as 22 shipwrecks.
Rent a boat to visit the nearby islets of Thymaina, Thymainaki, Agios Minas, Diapori and Petrokaravo.
Indulge yourself at the local tavernas with the island’s mouthwatering dishes. Fresh fish, seafood and roasted oregano lamb are the specialties. Locals can show you how to bake “katimeria”, a traditional appetizer with fried dough and local salty cheese.
Traditional greek food in Fourni island
How to reach Fourni: There is a ferry connection to Piraeus 3 times a week. Rent a cabin to enjoy a relaxing trip as it can take up to 15 hours to reach the island. Fourni is connected to the northern Greece if you choose to travel from the port of Kavala. It is directly connected to many islands of the North Aegean Sea like Ikaria, Samos, Chios, Lesvos, Kalymnos, Patmos, Lipsi, Leros, Limnos, etc.
Information about the port of Fourni
Fourni are connected to Piraeus, Samos and Ikaria. Frequent itineraries connect them to Patmos, Kos, Kalymnos and Leros.