The Sporades within the Aegean Sea
|Region||Thessaly Central Greece|
|o Total||275.7 km2 (106.4 sq mi)|
|o Density||50/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
The (Northern) Sporades (; Greek: ? , Vóries Sporádhes, ['vories spo'raðes]) are an archipelago along the east coast of Greece, northeast of the island of Euboea, in the Aegean Sea. They consist of 24 islands, four of which are permanently inhabited: Alonnisos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros. They may also be referred to as the Thessalian Sporades (? ).
In modern geographical parlance, there are five different Sporades groups:
As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the Sporades Regional Unit ( ? ) was created out of part of the former Magnesia Prefecture, region of Thessaly. The regional unit is subdivided into 3 municipalities. These are: