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Sporades - Greek Islands (Greece)

Sporades. The Sporades are Greek islands in the Northwest of the Aegean Sea. These include the islands of Skopelos, Alonissos, Skiathos and Skyros and the smaller islands Kyra Panagia and Peristera. These islands are located east of Pelion and north of Euboea (Evia). The word 'Sporades' means 'far apart' or 'here and there'. Think of the English word 'sporadically' which is derived from the Greek language and means ‘scattered’.

According to the ancient Greeks, all the islands around the sacred island Delos were the Cyclades. All the others were the 'Sporades'. There were the Thessalian Sporades, which are the current Sporades (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, Skyros), the Thracian Sporades (Thassos, Lemnos/Limnos, Samothrace), the Western Sporades (Hydra, Spetses, Saronic Gulf Islands etc), the Eastern Sporades (the islands close to the coast of Turkey such as Samos, Chios and Lesbos) and the Southern Sporades (the current Dodecanese).

Sporades that we know today are the Thessalian Sporades (Magnesian Sporades), Magnesia was and is the area in Thessaly where Pelion belongs. The Sporades consist of nineteen islands and islets. Eight of these are inhabited. Skyros is the largest island with an area of approximately 206 square kilometers. Skopelos is 95 sq. kilometres, Alonissos 64k sq. kilometres, Skiathos 47 sq. kilometres and Skyros 209 sq. kilometers.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Text edited by Maxine van Hoften

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Skyros town | Skyros Greece | Greece  Photo 69 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Molos and Magazia near Skyros town | Skyros Greece Photo 4 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skopelos town | Sporades | Greece  Photo 77 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Wilde bloem near Agios Dimitrios | Binnenland Skyros Photo 1 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Church Agios Dimitrios | Binnenland Skyros Photo 15 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Koukounaries | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 2 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Oude school Bourtzi Skiathos-stad - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Stafylos | Skopelos Sporades | Greece  Photo 12 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Monastery Evangelistria Skiathos | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 19 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The harbour of Loutraki near Glossa | Skopelos Sporades | Greece  17 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk PanoramaPhoto Skiathos town | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 2 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Little harbour near Molos and Magazia | Skyros Greece Photo 5 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Church Anastasa and Friktoria, the communicatie toren | Skiathos Sporades | Photo 7 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Lighthouse  Cape Gourouni | Skopelos Sporades | Greece  Photo 1 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Limnonari near Agnontas | Skopelos Sporades | Greece  Photo 8 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk


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Average temperature Sporades
January
12.1°C
February
12.4°C
March
13.4°C
April
16.2°C
May
19.4°C
June
23.5°C
July
25.2°C
August
25.3°C
September
23.0°C
October
19.7°C
November
16.4°C
December
13.6°C

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Haven Loutraki Skopelos | Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 3 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Achladies | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 15 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Aspous | Skyros Griekenland | De Griekse Gids foto 22 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Kastani | Skopelos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 6 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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