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Timolaeum or Timolaion (Ancient Greek: Τιμολαῖον) was a town on the Black Sea coast of ancient Paphlagonia, at a distance of 40 or 60 stadia north of Climax and 100 to 150 stadia from Cape Carambis (modern Kerempe Burnu).[1]

It is located near Çayyaka [tr] in Asiatic Turkey.[2][3]


  1. ^ Marcian of Heraclea, Periplus, p. 71; Anon. Peripl. P. E., p. 6.
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 86, and directory notes accompanying.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Timolaeum". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 41°59′52″N 33°19′01″E / 41.997734°N 33.31682°E / 41.997734; 33.31682