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Sporades

(spôr`ədēz, spŏr`–), islands, E and SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea. They have been grouped variously at different times. The Northern Sporades are generally understood to include Skiáthos, Skópelos, Alónnisos, Skíros, and some smaller islands off the coast of Évvoia and W Turkey; the first three form the regional unit of the Sporades. Límnos and Lesbos are sometimes also included. The Southern Sporades are generally understood to include Ikaría, the Foúrnoi (or Fourni) group, Sámos, the Dodecanese, and sometimes Khíos. The main products of the Sporades are olive oil, wine, and citrus fruit.

Sporades

 

the name applied to most islands belonging to Greece in the Aegean Sea. The Sporades consist of two separate groups: the Northern Sporades and the Southern Sporades.

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The Planitis' friendly crew members, all Alonnisos locals, bring round beer and wine and tell us more about the Sporades, as they top up our glasses.
This glitzy island attracts its fair share of jet-setters and yachties, and has arguably the best beach in the Sporades islands, Koukounaries, a crescent of fine sand, curving round against a backdrop of pine woods.
Along with relaxed, rural Alonissos, these Aegean islands make up the main tourist spots of the Sporades.
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Contribution a la connaissance des algues marines des Sporades du Nord (Cyanophyceae, Chlorophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Rhodophyceae).
But "Regional Greek Cooking", a compilation of authentic Greek recipes by the husband and wife team of Dean and Catherine Karayanis clearly demonstrates that Greek cuisine has a breadth, depth, and diversity that reflects centuries of culinary influences from around the Mediterranean, including key regions of mainland Greece; the Saronic, Ionian, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Aegean, and Sporades islands; Asia Minor, and Cypress.
It sits nestled in a lush part of the somewhat craggy island of Skyros - one of the Sporades Islands in the Aegean.
These are part of four major island groups: the Sporades, Cyclades, Dodecanese, and Ionian islands (Figure 8-7).
Par commodite, j'intitulerai ces variations selon le comparant principal qui les informe : variation des mouettes, variations des valseuses, variations de la comete, variation du cortege, variation des sporades zoophytiques, et variation du beau deroulement des vierges.
The Aegean region is defined to include the Cyclades, Dodecanese, Sporades, and Crete, as well as Ionia and its insular fringe.