fourka-3-1024x640-2Fourka is a municipal department of the municipality of Kassandra in the prefecture of Chalkidiki in northern Greece. It was probably founded in the 16th century by the merging of smaller settlements. Throughout the Ottoman domination, it was one of the twelve villages on the peninsula, and it was Gaizanfa Agha’s pledge [pending citation]. Fourka as a settlement is distinguished in the traditional village (Fourka) and the seaside settlement (Skala Fourka). The two settlements are 3.0 km away. The inhabitants of Fortress participated in the revolution of 1821. Major fighters of the revolution of 1821 were Georgios Rigas and Georgios Filipopoulos who took part in many battles in southern Greece.

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