Schinoussa island, Small Cyclades
The island administratively belongs to Cyclades islands. It has an area of 9 square kilometers and a permanent population of approximately 250 residents.
The name Schinoussa is found in documents of Chozoviotissa monastery of Amorgos, of the fifteenth century. On old nautical maps of the eighteenth century, which are in the Navy Museum of Hydra, the island is mentioned as S. Quinoze, a Venetian military commander's name.
In many printed matters is referred as Echinoussa.