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The Aegean Islands
Aegean Islands
(Greek: Νησιά Αιγαίου, transliterated: Nisiá Aigaíou; Turkish: Ege Adaları) are the group of islands in the Aegean Sea, with mainland Greece
Greece
to the west and north and Turkey to the east; the island of Crete
Crete
delimits the sea to the south, those of Rhodes, Karpathos
Karpathos
and Kasos
Kasos
to the southeast. The ancient Greek name of the Aegean Sea, Archipelago
Archipelago
(ἀρχιπέλαγος, archipelagos) was later applied to the islands it contains and is now used more generally, to refer to any island group. The vast majority of the Aegean Islands
Aegean Islands
belong to Greece, being split among nine administrative regions. The only sizable possessions of Turkey
Turkey
in the Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea
are Imbros
Imbros
(Gökçeada) and Tenedos (Bozcaada), in the northeastern part of the Sea. Various smaller islets off Turkey's western coast are also under Turkish sovereignty. Most of the islands enjoy warm summer temperatures and cold winter temperatures, influenced by the Mediterranean climate.

Contents

1 Groups of Islands 2 Episcopal sees 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Groups of Islands[edit] The Aegean Islands
Aegean Islands
are traditionally subdivided into seven groups, from north to south:

Northeastern Aegean Islands
Aegean Islands
( Thracian Sea
Thracian Sea
) West Aegean Islands
Aegean Islands
(Euboea) Sporades
Sporades
(Northern) Cyclades Saronic Islands
Saronic Islands
(Argo-Saronic Islands) Dodecanese
Dodecanese
(Southern Sporades) Crete

The term Italian Islands of the Aegean
Italian Islands of the Aegean
(Italian: Isole Italiane dell’Egeo) is sometimes used to refer to the Aegean islands conquered by Italy
Italy
during the Italo-Turkish War
Italo-Turkish War
in 1912 and annexed (through the Treaty of Lausanne) from 1923 until 1947: the Dodecanese, including Rhodes
Rhodes
and Kastellorizo. In the Treaty of Peace in 1947, these Italian-controlled islands were ceded to Greece. There are seven groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the Thracian Sea group, including Thásos, Samothrace, and Lemnos. Episcopal sees[edit] Ancient episcopal sees of the Roman province of Insulae (the Aegean Islands) listed in the Annuario Pontificio
Annuario Pontificio
as titular sees :[1]

Astypalaea Carpathus Cos Ios Lemnus Lerus Nisyrus Parus Samos Scyrus

Ancient episcopal sees of the Roman province of Lesbos
Lesbos
(the Aegean Islands) listed in the Annuario Pontificio
Annuario Pontificio
as titular sees:[1]

Eressus Methymna Mitylene Strongyle Tenedus

See also[edit]

List of Aegean Islands List of islands of Greece List of islands of Turkey

References[edit]

^ a b Annuario Pontificio
Annuario Pontificio
2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), "Sedi titolari", pp. 819-1013

Aegean Sea, The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05.

External links[edit] Media related to Islands of the Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea
at Wikimedia Commons

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Geographic regions of Greece

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Countries

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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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