Trizonia island

Trizonia (Greek: Τριζόνια) is a small island in Corinthian Gulf and the only inhabited island among the islands of the Corinthian gulf. Along with the nearby islets Prasoudi, Planemi and Agios Ioannis comprise a small group of islands. It is located in the north coasts of Corinthian gulf opposite the villages Glyfada and Chania of Phocis prefecture. Its area is 2.5 square kilometers and its population is 64 inhabitants according to 2011 census. The island belongs to Dorida municipality in Phocis regional unit.

Native name:
Trizonia Island
Trizonia is located in Greece
Coordinates38°22′01″N 22°04′23″E / 38.367°N 22.073°E / 38.367; 22.073Coordinates: 38°22′01″N 22°04′23″E / 38.367°N 22.073°E / 38.367; 22.073
RegionCentral Greece
Regional unitPhocis
Population64 (2011)


The origin of the name of the island is unknown. According to a view, the name derives from the small insect cricket (in Greek trizoni). In accordance with another view the name derives from corruption of name trionisia that means three islands (because the small group of islands comprises three islands).[1][2][3] On the island there is a small settlement, built in the north part. The nearly circular bay in front of the settlement is used as small port for yachts. The island is visited by a ship from the opposite coast of Chania. On the island there aren't motor vehicles.[2] Trizonia has three beaches.[4] The biggest of them is named Pounta and is located in the south of the island.


Edward Blaquiere, a former lieutenant in the Royal Navy and a well known philhellene of his time, visited Trizonia in 1825 and he mentions a ruined village. He also mentions the excellent harbour of the island which is sheltered from all winds.[5] The Greek military leader and politician Andreas Londos came to Trizonia in 1827 with 500 soldiers. In the ensuing battle with the 2000 Ottomans who were there at that time, the Greeks under the guidance of Londos won, causing great damage to the Ottoman army.[6]

Historical populationEdit

Census Population
1991 137
2001 156
2011 64



  1. ^ "Πληροφορίες". Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Τριζόνια: Το μυστικό του Κορινθιακού" (in Greek). Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Τα άγνωστα Τριζόνια του Κορινθιακού". Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Παραλίες". Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  5. ^ Edward Blaquière "Narrative of a Second Visit to Greece: Inculuding Facts Connected with the Las Days of Lord Byron", Τόμος 1, Geo. B. Whittaker, 1825
  6. ^ Επιτομή της Ιστορίας της αναγεννηθείσης Ελλάδος αρχομένη από του έτους 1715, και λήγουσα το 1837. Διηρημένη εις τόμους τρεις / Συγγραφείσα παρά Αμβροσίου Φραντζή Πρωτοσυγκέλλου της πρώην Χριστιανουπόλεως επαρχίας (Αρκαδίας), και εκδοθείσα παρ΄ αυτού προς χρήσιν των Ελλήνων προσφωνηθείσα δε τω μεγαλειοτάτω βασιλεί της Ελλάδος Όθωνι τω Α'., ΑΘΗΝΑΙ, 1841 (pdf In Greek, free access in Google books)

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