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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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Skopelos town | Sporades | Greece  Photo 63 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Linaria | Skyros Greece | Greece  Photo 21 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Agios Nikolaos-Church in Skiathos town Photo 3 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skiathos and in the verte Skopelos | Sporades | Greece  Photo 1 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Church Agios Dimitrios | Binnenland Skyros Photo 7 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skyros town | Skyros Greece | Greece  Photo 23 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk boats small harbour Koukounaries - Skiathos Photo 3 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skopelos town | Sporades | Greece  Photo 73 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Paard in Aspous | Skyros Greece - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skiathos town | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 24 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The Sandy beach of Koukounaries - Skiathos - Photo 5 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skopelos town | Sporades | Greece  Photo 31 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Agios Ioannis Kastri | Mamma Mia chappel Skopelos | Sporades Greece  37 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk beach near Koutsouri on the island Skiathos Photo 1 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The harbour of Loutraki near Glossa | Skopelos Sporades | Greece  18 - 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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Vassilias | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 6 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Skopelos stad | Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 103 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Vassilias | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 5 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Kastro | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 53 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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