Travel to Fournoi, an earthly paradise of relaxation and tranquility
In the middle of the Aegean, SW of Samos and SE of Ikaria are Fournoi, an island complex of islands and islets, known for its amazing natural beauty, long history and naval tradition. An endless lacy coastline, full of bays and coves and a series of crystal clear beaches, pieces of an earthly paradise of relaxation and tranquility, compose the character of a destination that manages to rejuvenate all the senses, uniquely fulfilling every expectation.
A painting canvas, dominated by the blue of the Aegean with the green of nature and the white of cubic houses, is the traditional settlement of Chora, the picturesque capital of Fournoi, which, built in an amphitheatrical way around its natural harbor, displays its austere , but such an attractive architectural appearance. Picturesque cobbled alleys and a central road, surrounded by mulberries, lead to the main square of Chora, where the imposing plane tree dominates and the beautiful traditional cafes become a meeting point for every local and visitor.
And while colorful boats dock in the quiet waters of the port, the varied history of the island unfolds ideally on the hill of Ai Giorgis, with the traces of the Acropolis standing imposingly, accompanied by what remains of the cyclopean wall, which for centuries protected Chora. A series of traditional settlements near Chora, invite every visitor to visit them, with its amphitheatrical appearance Chrysomilia impresses its visitors with the richness of its natural and archaeological tradition and Kambi welcomes everyone with its famous windmill. Like pieces of an earthly paradise, flooded with peace and absolute serenity, the beaches that stretch around Chora, are a guarantee of recreation, with Psili Ammos, Agia Triada, Bali and Vlychada enchanting the mind and the senses, as much as a boating on the small island of Thymaina, a place of unspeakable tranquility and perfect seclusion, will enhance the impression that Fournoi and their amazing natural environment are the closest thing to mind when it comes to an earthly paradise.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine offers a wide variety of dishes from pure local ingredients. Fresh fish and seafood and especially lobsters are at the forefront of the gastronomic menu of the islands, while, at the same time, you can try a wide variety of meat dishes. Fournoi is famous all over Greece for its wonderful honey, as well as for its excellent quality cheese products.
When to visit Fournoi
Travel during the summer months until the end of September, to enjoy your swim in the beautiful beaches of the islands, nice excursions to nature and to watch closely the famous fairs and festivals in July and August.
Moving from/ to Fournoi
Transportation in Fournoi.
During the summer months, Fourni is connected by ferry with the rest of Greece and Aegean islands, with regular itineraries, departing from Piraeus or the port of Kavala.
The transportation in Fournoi is done with a rented car and a motorbike. Discover the beauties of Chora by walking, while access to some beaches in Fournoi and neighboring islands is by small boat.