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Native name:
Insel Thymena (Fourni).jpg
The island as seen from Fourni Korseon
Thymaina is located in Greece
Coordinates37°35′N 26°26′E / 37.58°N 26.44°E / 37.58; 26.44Coordinates: 37°35′N 26°26′E / 37.58°N 26.44°E / 37.58; 26.44
ArchipelagoNorth Aegean
Area10 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Highest elevation26 m (85 ft)
RegionNorth Aegean
Regional unitIkaria
Capital cityThymaina
Population143 (2011)
Pop. density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Additional information
Postal code833 xx
Area code(s)22750
Vehicle registrationMO

Thymaina (Greek: Θύμαινα) is a small Greek island in the Ikaria regional unit, in the eastern Aegean Sea. Thymaina is located just west of Fournoi Korseon and is administratively a part of its municipality. Its name is said to be derived from the thyme that grows throughout the island.[1] Thymaina has two settlements, Thymaina settlement and Keramidou. The population of the island is 143 inhabitants according to 2011 census, 136 in Thymaina settlement and 7 in Keramidou[2] and the area is 10 square kilometres (4 sq mi). Thymaina is a protected area along with all Fournoi cluster and belongs to the network Natura 2000.[1]

Historical population[edit]

Census Island
1991 156 (Thymaina 147, Keramidou 9)
2001 152 (Thymaina 140, Keramidou 12)
2011 143 (Thymaina 136, Keramidou 7)


  1. ^ a b "Θύμαινα". Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.