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The (Northern) Sporades
Sporades
(/ˈspɒrədiːz/; Greek: Βόρειες Σποράδες) are an archipelago along the east coast of Greece, northeast of the island of Euboea,[1] in the Aegean Sea. They consists of 24 islands, four of which are permanently inhabited: Alonnisos, Skiathos, Skopelos
Skopelos
and Skyros.[1] They may also be referred to as the Thessalian Sporades
Sporades
(Θεσσαλικές Σποράδες).

Contents

1 Etymology 2 Administration 3 References 4 Sources 5 External links

Etymology[edit] "Sporades" means "those scattered" (compare with "sporadic"), and was used from Classical Antiquity
Classical Antiquity
to refer to the Aegean island groups outside the central archipelago of the Cyclades. In modern geographical parlance, there are five different Sporades
Sporades
groups:

Thessalian Sporades
Sporades
(Θεσσαλικές Σποράδες) or Northern Sporades. Since ca. 1960, the term "Sporades" refers mainly to these islands:

Skopelos Alonnisos Skiathos Kyra Panagia Peristera Gioura Skantzoura Piperi Tsougria

Thracian Sporades
Thracian Sporades
(Θρακικές Σποράδες): Thasos, Samothrace, Imbros, Lemnos
Lemnos
and Agios Efstratios Western Sporades
Sporades
(Δυτικές Σποράδες): Salamis, Aigina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, and the other islands of the Saronic Gulf
Saronic Gulf
and the Myrtoan Sea. Eastern Sporades
Sporades
(Ανατολικές Σποράδες), i.e. the islands of the eastern and northeastern Aegean, neighbouring the coast of Asia Minor : Samos, Ikaria, Lesbos, Chios, Tenedos, Psara, Oinousses
Oinousses
and smaller island groups Southern Sporades (Νότιες Σποράδες), i.e. the Dodecanese, to which group Samos
Samos
and Ikaria
Ikaria
are sometimes appended.

Administration[edit]

As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Sporades
Sporades
(Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Σποράδων) was created out of part of the former Magnesia Prefecture, region of Thessaly. The regional unit is subdivided into 3 municipalities. These are:[2]

Skiathos
Skiathos
(1) Skopelos
Skopelos
(3) Alonnisos
Alonnisos
(2)

The island of Skyros
Skyros
with a few uninhabited islets of its area is part of the regional unit of Euboea
Euboea
and the administrative region of Central Greece. References[edit]

^ a b " Skyros
Skyros
- Britannica Concise" (description), Britannica Concise, 2006, webpage: EB- Skyros
Skyros
notes "including Skiathos, Skopelos, Skyros, and Alonnisos." ^ "Kallikratis reform law text" (PDF). 

Sources[edit]

" Skyros
Skyros
– Britannica Concise" (description), Britannica Concise, 2006, webpage: EB-Skyros.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sporades.

Skiathos
Skiathos
Villas (in English) Sporades
Sporades
The Official website of the Greek National Tourism Organisation [1] Skopelos
Skopelos
island Travel Guide since 1999 [2] Alonnisos
Alonnisos
island Travel Guide

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Administrative division of the Thessaly
Thessaly
Region

Area 14,037 km2 (5,420 sq mi) Population 732,762 (as of 2011) Municipalities 25 (since 2011) Capital Larissa

Regional unit of Karditsa

Argithea Karditsa Lake Plastiras Mouzaki Palamas Sofades

Regional unit of Larissa

Agia Elassona Farsala Kileler Larissa Tempi Tyrnavos

Regional unit of Magnesia

Almyros Rigas Feraios South Pelion Volos Zagora-Mouresi

Regional unit of the Sporades

Alonnisos Skiathos Skopelos

Regional unit of Trikala

Farkadona Kalampaka Pyli Trikala

Regional governor Konstantinos Agorastos (el) (reelected 2014) Decentralized Administration Thessaly
Thessaly
and Central Greece

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Islands of the Northern Sporades

Main

Skiathos Skopelos Skyros Alonnisos

Other

Adelfoi Islets Agios Georgios Argos Dasia Erinia
Erinia
(Rineia) Gioura Grammeza Kyra Panagia Lekhoussa Peristera Piperi Psathoura Repi Sarakino Skandili Skantzoura Skyropoula Tsoungria Valaxa

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Aegean Sea

General

Countries

 Greece  Turkey

Other

Aegean civilizations Aegean dispute Aegean Islands

Aegean Islands

Cyclades

Amorgos Anafi Andros Antimilos Antiparos Delos Despotiko Donousa Folegandros Gyaros Ios Irakleia Kardiotissa Kea Keros Kimolos Koufonisia Kythnos Milos Mykonos Naxos Paros Polyaigos Rineia Santorini Schoinoussa Serifopoula Serifos Sifnos Sikinos Syros Therasia Tinos Vous

Dodecanese

Agathonisi Arkoi Armathia Alimia Astakida Astypalaia Çatalada Chamili Farmakonisi Gaidaros Gyali Halki Imia/Kardak Kalolimnos Kalymnos Kandelioussa Kara Ada Karpathos Kasos Kinaros Kos Küçük Tavşan Adası Leipsoi
Leipsoi
(Lipsi) Leros Levitha
Levitha
(Lebynthos) Nimos Nisyros Pacheia Patmos Platy Pserimos Rhodes Salih Ada Saria Symi Syrna Telendos Tilos Zaforas

North Aegean

Agios Efstratios Agios Minas Ammouliani Ayvalık Islands Büyük Ada Chios Chryse Cunda Foça Islands Fournoi Korseon Icaria Imbros Koukonesi Lemnos Lesbos Metalik Ada Nisiopi Oinousses Pasas Psara Samiopoula Samos Samothrace Tenedos Thasos Thymaina Uzunada Zourafa

Saronic

Aegina Agios Georgios Agistri Dokos Hydra Poros Psyttaleia Salamis Spetses

Sporades

Adelfoi Islets Agios Georgios Skopelou Alonnisos Argos Skiathou Dasia Erinia Gioura Grammeza Kyra Panagia Lekhoussa Peristera Piperi Psathoura Repi Sarakino Skandili Skantzoura Skiathos Skopelos Skyropoula Skyros Tsoungria Valaxa

Cretan

Afentis Christos Agia Varvara Agioi Apostoloi Agioi Pantes Agioi Theodoroi Agios Nikolaos Anavatis Arnaouti Aspros Volakas Avgo Crete Daskaleia Dia Diapori Dionysades Elasa Ftena Trachylia Glaronisi Gramvousa Grandes Kalydon (Spinalonga) Karavi Karga Katergo Kavallos Kefali Kolokythas Koursaroi Kyriamadi Lazaretta Leon Mavros Mavros
Mavros
Volakas Megatzedes Mochlos Nikolos Palaiosouda Peristeri Peristerovrachoi Petalida Petalouda Pontikaki Pontikonisi Praso (Prasonisi) Prosfora Pseira Sideros Souda Valenti Vryonisi

Other

Antikythera Euboea Kythira Makronisos

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