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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 61 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Klima-Elios and Hovolo | Skopelos Sporades | Greece  Photo 16 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skopelos town | Sporades | Greece  Photo 21 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk hiking trails near monastery Kechria | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 13 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skopelos town | Sporades | Greece  Photo 41 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skopelos town | Sporades | Greece  Photo 89 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The harbour of Loutraki near Glossa | Skopelos Sporades | Greece  19 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skyros town | Skyros Greece | Greece  Photo 58 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skyros town | Skyros Greece | Greece  Photo 42 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Klima-Elios and Hovolo | Skopelos Sporades | Greece  Photo 17 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Koukounaries | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 12 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Acherounes | Skyros Greece | Greece  Photo 3 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk PanoramaPhoto Skiathos town | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 11 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk PanoramaPhoto Skiathos town | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 16 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Avgato, zoete specialiteit Skopelos | Sporades | Greece  - 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
Limnonari | Skopelos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 5 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Troulos beach | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 16 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Klima-Elios en Hovolo | Skopelos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 7 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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