Ikaria's neighbor Fourni (Fournoi) - the shipwreck capital

This is another reason why we included Fournoi in the Second Edition of our Guidebook. The neighboring archipelago to Ikaria is a wealth of nature and history, both above sea level and below! The walking route we mapped out gives the best views over Fournoi’s dazzling seas and its surrounding islands and islets.

(You may also see archaeologists diving again this summer to find and explore more shipwrecks!)

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Read this full article here: https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2018/07/the-underwater-archaeology-of-fourni-greece-s-shipwreck-capital-of-the-world.

Fournoi Islands Walk - The Ultimate High

In the new edition of our Guidebook, we present a special hiking route on Fournoi (Fourni) Islands together with a map. This route was one of our greatest discoveries of 2018. A side trip to Fournoi from Ikaria is a special treat and just a 1-hour ferry ride away. Experiencing this trail may turn out to be one of the highlights of your whole trip.

Multiple mornings I found myself consumed by an obsession to connect with Fournoi’s nature. I was overwhelmed by the expansive views across the main village and over the whole archipelago.

View of Fournoi (Fourni) village from hiking route

View of Fournoi (Fourni) village from hiking route

The velvety blue seas surrounding Fournoi and the nearby islands and islets create a dreamy, bird swooping landscape that is truly unique to the Greek island hopping experience.

While crowds in the summer flock to Santorini to do the Fira - Oia ridge line hike (which is gorgeous, but often overcrowded), those who have the chance to find this walking route on Fourni will be rewarded with a unique, serene and contemplative journey. It still keeps an off-the-beaten-trail sensation of ultimate discovery. Bird watchers will be very pleased that they made it here too.

View from the first church visited on the hiking route (Fournoi. Fourni)

View from the first church visited on the hiking route (Fournoi. Fourni)

The walk we highlight in our Guidebook is without a doubt one of the best walks of the Greek islands. We were lucky to discover it and we are happy to share it with you. On Fournoi’s remote and dazzling landscape, walks and other travel along its high roads will also offer you breathtaking views.

View across the Fournoi (Fourni) archipelago

View across the Fournoi (Fourni) archipelago

Pezi PlaTEAU

The Pezi Plateau is one of my favorite places to explore on Ikaria. From this short video you’ll see why. This September, while we re walked the footpath leading to Selini Pool, Lefteris took out his drone and we had a little fun!