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Spor·a·des

 (spôr′ə-dēz′, spô-rä′thēs)
Two island groups of Greece in the Aegean Sea, consisting of the Northern Sporades off the central mainland and the Southern Sporades, which include the Dodecanese and other islands off the coast of Turkey.

Sporades

(ˈspɒrəˌdiːz)
pl n
(Placename) two groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the Northern Sporades, lying northeast of Euboea, and the Southern Sporades, which include the Dodecanese and lie off the SW coast of Turkey

Spor•a•des

(ˈspɔr əˌdiz)

n.pl.
two groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the one (Northern Sporades) off the E coast of Greece; the other (Southern Sporades), including the Dodecanese, off the SW coast of Asia Minor.
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Thus I only knew we were near the Island of Carpathos, one of the Sporades, by Captain Nemo reciting these lines from Virgil:
No wonder half of Hollywood decamped to this seven miles long by four miles wide member of the Sporades islands in the north-west Aegean to film Mamma Mia
Skiathos is part of the Sporades archipelago in the Aegean Sea, presented as the fictitious island of Kalokairi, the setting for the musical hit Mamma Mia
According to AP, the jet was one of a pair of aging Mirage 2000s engaged in aerial combat training south of the Sporades island complex Monday.
But many tourists prefer the quieter surroundings of the Sporades islands, and Rigas and his three brothers admit to hoping for a super summer after investing in a facelift for their waterfront taverna.
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.
SkopArt, located on the Greek island of Skopelos, just off the northern mainland in the Greater Sporades, provides studio space and arranges accommodations in a well-equipped, low-key and incredibly beautiful environment.
Contribution a la connaissance des algues marines des Sporades du Nord (Cyanophyceae, Chlorophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Rhodophyceae).
Skopelos is one of several islands which comprise the Northern Sporades island group.