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

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Sailing from Skopelos to Alonissos | Sporades | Greece  Photo 6 - Foto van JustGreece.com Dwergpaard Skyros | Greece Photo 4 - Foto van JustGreece.com Agios Ioannis Kastri | Mamma Mia chappel Skopelos | Sporades Greece  61 - Foto van JustGreece.com Alonissos town (Chora) | Sporades | Greece  Photo 81 - Foto van JustGreece.com Steni Vala | Alonissos Sporades | Greece  Photo 45 - Foto van JustGreece.com Traditional house and museum in Alonissos town | Sporades | Greece  10 - Foto van JustGreece.com Aspous | Skyros Greece | Greece  Photo 6 - Foto van JustGreece.com View to bay Pefkos | Agios Panteleimon | Skyros Photo 7 - Foto van JustGreece.com The harbour of Loutraki near Glossa | Skopelos Sporades | Greece  7 - Foto van JustGreece.com The harbour of Skiathos town Photo 12 - Foto van JustGreece.com


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The map of Sporades islandsSkopelos Sporades - Greece Skiathos Sporades - Greece Pelion Magnesia Euboea Skyros Sporades - Greece Kyra Panagia Sporades greece
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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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