From a distance, Fourni
village looks like a hamlet
perched on one of Mount Pantokrator
hillsides, as an eagle’s nest, on a cliff’s edge, that of Castelli
. At half the distance of the road connecting Episkepsi and
St.Panteleimon villages, starts a 600 m. winding road, among centenary olive trees, leading to Fourni
at 400 m., is a linear agglomeration, consisting of 8 residential properties.
The road ends when reaching the third house. You can access to the other
houses through paths and courtyards. The agglomeration composition and form was
established during the Interwar period, and remains unchanged till today.
The nearest village,
, located among olive
trees, has magnificent manors, picturesque houses and alleys
with stone steps. There is a mini market for the bare essentials and a few barbecue taverns.
Within 4,2 km and at
a 37 km distance from Corfu
lies the Acharavi
village, built on
a plain with particularly dense vegetation. Mostly impressive is its 8 km
sand beach , one of the largest in Corfu
. Here you can
find super markets, restaurants, pharmacies, bike and car rentals and many shops to meet all your
needs during your stay in Corfu.
location at the center of Northern Corfu
makes it the ideal starting point for many beaches and attractions. The whole
north coast is easily reachable: Sidari
with its impressive formations of sedimentary rocks, St Spyridon
the protected lagoon, Kassiopi and Kouloura
with their picturesque
bays and their crystal clear waters, as well as the whole north-eastern and
north-western coast with a plethora of beaches for any taste. Fourni
is also surrounded by a lot of
interesting upland villages, such as Lafki,
with great food and wine, Spartyla
with the formidable view, Klimatia and Nymphes
with their running water and magnificent falls
, and Old Perithia
, a traditional
abandoned village, recently partially restored, with stone alleyways and
houses, and numerous churches and manors.
In this village the visitor feels
like time has stopped.
Of course, one
should not fail to visit the Holy
monastery of Pantokrator (Transfiguration of the Savior)
, located at the
island’s highest point (920 m) on the top of Mount Pantokrator
, from where one can enjoy, when the weather allows it,
the view of the whole island of Corfu
Albanian coast. The walkers often organize trips to visit the mountain through
beautiful, well-maintained trails, where they can enjoy nature’s splendor.