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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 54 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Troulos beach | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 18 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Beschermd gebied Koukounaries - Skiathos - Photo 5 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Glossa | Skopelos Sporades | Greece  Photo 8 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Ezeltje Skyros | Greece | Greece  - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skopelos town | Sporades | Greece  Photo 27 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Kastro | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 8 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skiathos town panorama Photo | Sporades | Greece  Photo 2 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skopelos town | Sporades | Greece  Photo 10 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Agios Ioannis Kastri | Mamma Mia chappel Skopelos | Sporades Greece  12 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The harbour of Skiathos town Photo 4 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Pittoresk Skiathos - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk hiking trails near monastery Kechria | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 15 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skyros town | Skyros Greece | Greece  Photo 60 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Near Agios Panteleimon Church | Skyros Greece Photo 10 - 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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Agios Petros bij Steni Vala | Alonissos Sporaden Griekenland foto 3 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Megali Ammos (Ftelia) | Skiathos Sporaden Griekenland foto 10 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Votsi | Alonissos Sporaden Griekenland foto 12 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Agioi Anargiri Klooster | Alonissos Sporaden Griekenland foto 8 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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