Sporades

geographical name
Spor·​a·​des | \ ˈspȯr-ə-ˌdēz How to pronounce Sporades (audio) , ˈspär-\

Definition of Sporades

two island groups of Greece in the Aegean Sea: the Northern Sporades (chief island Skyros, north of Euboea and east of Thessaly) and the Southern Sporades (chiefly Samos, Ikaria, and the Dodecanese, off southwestern Turkey)

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