Paleo Trikeri (Greek: Παλαιό Τρίκερι) or Old Trikeri, also known as Trikeri Island, is a small island in the Pagasitic Gulf off the end of the Pelion peninsula in Thessaly, Greece. It is part of the municipal unit of Trikeri within the municipality of South Pelion. In the 2001 census it was reported to have a population of 87, but the year-round population has been estimated at 15.[1] The island has an area of about 4.5 km2.[2] There are no cars or roads on the island. In antiquity, the island was called Cicynethus (Ancient Greek: Κικύνηθος, romanizedKikynethos).[3][4][5]

Paleo Trikeri
Native name:
Παλαιό Τρίκερι
Paleo Trikeri.jpg
Paleo Trikeri, north of the tip of the Pelion peninsula
Coordinates39°10′00″N 23°05′00″E / 39.16667°N 23.08333°E / 39.16667; 23.08333Coordinates: 39°10′00″N 23°05′00″E / 39.16667°N 23.08333°E / 39.16667; 23.08333
Adjacent bodies of waterPagasitic Gulf, near Pelion
Area4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)

Ancient Kikynethos formed as polis (city-state) of Magnesia, ancient Thessaly.[6]


  1. ^ Lonely Planet website
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Pomponius Mela. De situ orbis. 2.7.
  4. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 4.12.
  5. ^   Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Cicynethus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
  6. ^ Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Thessaly and Adjacent Regions". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 719. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.

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