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Marble altar with Greek inscription dedicated to "ESTIAS ISThMIAS" or "Hestia Isthmia", implying existence of an isthmus between Despotiko and Tsimintiri. Altar, part, marble, inscription, 5th-4th c BC, AM Paros, 144002.jpg
Marble altar with Greek inscription dedicated to "ΕΣΤΙΑΣ ΙΣΘΜΙΑΣ" or "Hestia Isthmia", implying existence of an isthmus between Despotiko and Tsimintiri.

Tsimintiri, also known as Koimitiri, is a small, uninhabited islet in the Cyclades islands of the southern Aegean. [1] Tsimintiri is located between the islands of Antiparos and Despotiko. [2] The strait that separates all three islands is no more than 1 metre (3 ft) deep, so it is believed that the islands were connected as a single landmass in Classical times. [3] [4]

Archaeologists have discovered grave sites on the island, which may be the reason for its alternate name, Koimitiri, meaning "resting place." [5]

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