Known also as Fourni Corseon, because particularly during the Byzantine times it was a Corsair base. Corsairs do not exist anymore, but Fourni continue to steal the hearts of the visitors. It is an island complex between Ikaria and Samos, which includes three big islands (Fourni, Thymaina and Aghios Minas) and nine smaller. Fourni extends over a surface of 44.3 km2, the coastline is 29 km long, and have approximately 2,000 inhabitants. It was incorporated to the Greek state in November 1912.