Native name:
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; 26.44
ArchipelagoNorth Aegean
Area10 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Highest elevation26 m (85 ft)
RegionNorth Aegean
Regional unitIkaria
Capital cityThymaina
Population191 (2021)
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 191 inhabitants according to the 2021 census, 179 in Thymaina settlement and 12 in Kerameidou.[2] 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

Census Island
1991 156 (Thymaina 147, Kerameidou 9)
2001 152 (Thymaina 140, Kerameidou 12)
2011 143 (Thymaina 136, Kerameidou 7)
2021 191 (Thymaina 179, Kerameidou 12)


  1. ^ a b "Θύμαινα". Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Αποτελέσματα Απογραφής Πληθυσμού – Κατοικιών 2021, Μόνιμος Πληθυσμός κατά οικισμό" [Results of the 2021 Population – Housing Census, Permanent population by settlement] (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 29 March 2024.