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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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Acherounes | Skyros Greece | Greece  Photo 1 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skyros town | Skyros Greece | Greece  Photo 58 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Skopelos town | Sporades | Greece  Photo 98 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Kanapitsa | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 16 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Troulos beach | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 14 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Kastro | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 39 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Chappel near Kalamitsa  | Skyros Greece - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Agios Ioannis Kastri | Mamma Mia chappel Skopelos | Sporades Greece  64 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk From Kalamitsa to Vouno | The zuiden of Skyros Photo 5 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Aghia Paraskevi (Platanias beach) | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 28 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Molos and Magazia near Skyros town | Skyros Greece Photo 2 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Megali Ammos (Ftelia) | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 19 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Kastro | Skiathos Sporades | Greece  Photo 32 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The harbour of Skiathos town Photo 13 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Agios Ioannis Kastri | Mamma Mia chappel Skopelos | Sporades Greece  62 - 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

Photos Sporades - Sporades pictures


Kastani | Skopelos Sporaden Griekenland foto 6 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Linaria | Skyros Griekenland 11 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Chrisi Milia | Alonissos Sporaden Griekenland foto 1 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Skiathos stad | Skiathos Sporaden Griekenland foto 31 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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