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Skopelos
Skopelos
(Greek: Σκόπελος) is a Greek island in the western Aegean Sea. Skopelos
Skopelos
is one of several islands which comprise the Northern Sporades
Sporades
island group, which lies east of the Pelion peninsula on the mainland and north of the island of Euboea. It is part of the Thessaly
Thessaly
region. Skopelos
Skopelos
is also the name of the main port and the municipal center of the island. The other communities of the island are Glossa and Neo Klima (Elios). The geography of Skopelos includes two mountains over 500 m (1,640 ft); Delphi (681 m/2,234 ft) in the center of the island, and Palouki (546 m/1,791 ft) in the southeast. With an area of 96 square kilometres (37 sq mi) Skopelos
Skopelos
is slightly larger than Mykonos
Mykonos
(85 km2/33 sq mi) and Santorini (73 km2/28 sq mi). The nearest inhabited islands are Skiathos
Skiathos
to the west and Alonissos
Alonissos
to the east.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography

2.1 Communities

3 Economy

3.1 Local food production

4 Environment

4.1 Ecology 4.2 Water resources 4.3 Alternative energy

5 Wildlife

5.1 Birds 5.2 Mammals 5.3 Reptiles 5.4 Amphibians 5.5 Domesticated animals

6 Architectural heritage

6.1 Churches

7 Transport 8 Province 9 Beaches 10 Notable Skopelitans 11 Cinema 12 Books 13 References 14 External links

History[edit] According to the legend, Skopelos
Skopelos
was founded by Staphylos or Staphylus
Staphylus
(Greek for grape), one of the sons of the god Dionysos
Dionysos
and the princess Ariadne
Ariadne
of Crete. Historically, in the Late Bronze Age the island, then known as Peparethos or Peparethus (Ancient Greek: Πεπάρηθος),[2] was colonised by Cretans, who introduced viticulture to the island. Perhaps because of the legend of its founding by the son of the god of wine, the island was known throughout the ancient Greek cities of the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
for its wine. The play Philoctetes (first performed at the Festival of Dionysus
Festival of Dionysus
in 409 BC) by Sophocles
Sophocles
includes a wine merchant lost on his way to "Peparethos, rich in grapes and wine". Pliny the Elder, in his book Natural History[3] writes:

The physician Apollodorus, in the work in which he wrote recommending King Ptolemy what wines in particular to drin—for in his time the wines of Italy were not generally known—has spoken in high terms of that of Naspercene in Pontus, next to which he places the Oretic, and then the Aeneatian, the Leucadian, the Ambraciotic, and the Peparethian, to which last he gives the preference over all the rest, though he states that it enjoyed an inferior reputation, from the fact of its not being considered fit for drinking until it had been kept six years.

In 1936 excavations in the area of Staphylos/Velanio uncovered a royal tomb of the era of Mycenaean Greece. The island was briefly under the control of the city-state Chalcis, Euboea
Euboea
since at least the 8th century BC. In turn the island would come under the political influence or direct domination of:

Athens the Kingdom of Macedon
Macedon
(338–146 BC) The Roman Republic
Roman Republic
(146–27 BC) The Roman Empire
Roman Empire
(27 BC – 395 AD) The Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire
(395–1204) The Latin Empire of Constantinople
Latin Empire of Constantinople
(c. 1204–1277) The Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire
(1277–?) The Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
(?–1403) The Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire
(1403–1456) The Republic of Venice; known as Scopelo (1456–1538) The Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
(1538 until the Greek War of Independence)

Skopelos
Skopelos
became part of the First Hellenic Republic
First Hellenic Republic
under the London Protocol confirming its sovereignty (3 February 1830).[4] During World War II, Skopelos
Skopelos
fell under Axis occupation. At first it was occupied by the Kingdom of Italy (June 1941 – September 1943) and then by Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
(September 1943 – October 1944). Skopelos
Skopelos
and the rest of Greece
Greece
returned to democratic-style government in 1944. Geography[edit]

Satellite image of Skopelos.

Skopelos
Skopelos
has the shape of a saxophone, with the "neck" pointing northwest, and the "bell" lying on the east. There are not many bays and natural harbors, and cliffs steeply fall into the sea in the greatest part of the coast. Mountains dominate the western and eastern parts of the island. There are several plains; in Staphylos, Ditropon, and Panormos. The main port of Skopelos
Skopelos
can sometimes be closed due to northerly gales. The smaller bays of Staphylos, Agnondas on the south coast and Panormos on the west offer better protection. The municipality has an area of 96.299 square kilometres (37.181 square miles).[5] Communities[edit] The main port and municipal center of the island ( Skopelos
Skopelos
or Chora) is situated in the bay on the northern coast. It is noted for its architectural heritage. On the census of 2011, it had 3,090 inhabitants. The second largest settlement is Glossa village, situated on the northwestern tip of the island, just above Loutraki harbour, with an elevation ranging from 200 to 300 m (656 to 984 ft). It is 25.4 km (15.8 mi) from Skopelos
Skopelos
town. It is a tranquil village with traditional houses, with 993 residents. Neo Klima or "Elios" is a purpose-built village constructed after the great 1965 earthquake to resettle the displaced residents of the severely damaged village of (Old) Klima. It is situated by the coast on the west side of the island. The village had 463 inhabitants in the 2001 census. Other settlements include Stafylos, Agnondas, Panormos, Ananias, Klima, Atheato, Loutraki, Kalogiros, and Myloi. Economy[edit]

Skopelos
Skopelos
(town).

View of Chora

The economy of Skopelos
Skopelos
is now fully dependent on the tourism industry, which supports construction and other development related industries. Though tourism is greatest during the summer months, Skopelos
Skopelos
is also a year-round retirement destination for Northern Europeans. Some residents expected an increase in tourism due to the filming of Mamma Mia! on the island in September 2007. Agriculture, once a staple of the local economy, is in decline. Plum and almond orchards exist but are less extensive than in the past. Wine
Wine
production from local grapes is minimal ever since the phylloxera blight of the 1940s destroyed the vineyards. Though there is local small scale wine production using local grapes, most wine produced on the island is for home use and much is pressed from grapes imported from Thessaly. Herding of domestic goats and domestic sheep continues and a local feta type cheese is produced from these stocks. Beekeeping and honey production have increased in recent years. Skopelos
Skopelos
supports a small fishing fleet which fishes local waters. The island once had a vital wooden shipbuilding industry and contributed many ships to the War of Greek Independence
War of Greek Independence
(1821–1831). Shipbuilding
Shipbuilding
began to decline after the introduction of steamships. The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition
Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition
(1911) stated "Almost every householder in both islands ( Skopelos
Skopelos
and Skiathos) is the owner, joint owner or skipper of a sailing ship." Today the art of building ships and boats in the traditional style is virtually nonexistent and is seen only in the repairing of small wooden vessels. Skopelos
Skopelos
cannot support its population with locally produced food and goods. Most of what is used and consumed must be imported by ship from the mainland. Prices for food and consumer goods reflect the added expense of transportation. By law the Greek government collects less Value Added Tax
Value Added Tax
for food and drink purchased on the islands (8% - 16%) than for similar items purchased in mainland Greece
Greece
(11% - 23%). Still, purchases of food and drink run 10 percent higher in Skopelos than on the mainland. Most building materials, including sand, must also be imported. Gasoline
Gasoline
or petrol costs are, at minimum, 15 percent higher than on the mainland. Skopelos
Skopelos
is a matrilineal society. Wealth is passed on via the female line. By custom, the parents of each Skopelitan bride provide the new couple with at least a house and some property. The house and property remain in the bride's name. This custom is particularly insular as in most other parts of Greece, especially on the mainland and Crete, wealth is patrilineal. Local food production[edit]

Olives and olive oil: Olive oil plays a role in the Skopelos
Skopelos
diet, being the basis of all recipes of traditional cuisine. The most prevalent olive is the "Pelion" variety, larger and rounder than the "Kalamata". For eating the olives are cured both in the unripened and the ripened stages. Feta: A semi-soft, crumbly, well-salted white cheese made from goat milk. Used in Skopelos
Skopelos
cheese pie and other vegetable pies, added to salads and served with meals. Cheese Pie: Not by definition a real pie, but a tiropita, a deep fried spiral of cheese stuffed phyllo dough. The pie is generally about 15 cm (6 in) in diameter and 3 cm (1 in) high. Honey: Honey in Skopelos
Skopelos
is mainly pine honey from conifer trees and flower-honey from the nectar of fruit trees and wild flowers. Prunes: Oven or sun dried Blue or Red Plums.

Environment[edit]

Traditional narrow streets of the island.

Skopelos
Skopelos
is one of the greenest islands in the Aegean Sea. The island has a wide range of flowers, trees and shrubs. The local vegetation is chiefly made up of forests of Aleppo Pines (Pinus halepensis), Kermes Oaks (Quercus coccifera), a small forest of Holm Oaks (Quercus ilex), Oleo-Ceratonion maquis, fruit trees and olive groves. The pine forests on Skopelos
Skopelos
have replaced oak species that predominated in the past; this is due to a preference for pine trees, since their timber is widely used for ship construction. Ecology[edit] As "The Green and Blue Island", Skopelos
Skopelos
lags behind urban Greece
Greece
in rubbish recycling and sewage treatment. Currently there is no rubbish recycling program in Skopelos. Solid and hazardous waste is deposited in a landfill or dumped unofficially on untended public or private land. Periodically families of Romani people
Romani people
come to Skopelos
Skopelos
to collect scrap metal from areas around the island where trash has been illegally dumped. The scrap metal is removed from the island by lorry and sold on the mainland. Beer and bulk wine bottles are recycled by the distributors. There is a deposit collected for each bottle at time of purchase which is redeemed upon return. Water resources[edit] The sources of the municipal water supply are various spring fed tanks located around the island. The three island communities supply water within a limited but expanding part of their jurisdictions. Homes outside the municipal water system use wells or cisterns to collect rain water. There are plans to construct an artificial lake in the area of Panormos to supply water to farmers. Private water wells supply some agricultural needs and water from these wells can be transported by lorry to outlying areas to refill cisterns or swimming pools. The municipal water is good quality. As most natural source water in limestone environments, the water has a high calcium content. Alternative energy[edit] Over the past 30 years residents have begun to use solar collectors for hot water. With about 2,400 hours of sunlight per year, Skopelos has the potential to increase its solar energy use and to develop alternative sources for energy which make use of a frequent and steady northerly wind. Major construction and mass tourism development projects for hotels and tourist housing have not yet embraced the concept of alternative resources. Most recently built projects rely on electricity generated on the mainland, even for hot water. Wildlife[edit] Birds[edit] Skopelos
Skopelos
has a variety of fauna - including about 60 species of wild birds-native and migratory. There are several birds of prey, most common being the Eleonora's falcon
Eleonora's falcon
(Falco Eleonorae), the European scops owl (Otus Scops) and the common buzzard (Buteo buteo). Also to be seen are kestrels, eagles, and vultures, and very obvious throughout the island is the hooded crow (Corvus cornix). Occasionally grey herons and kingfishers and, more commonly, the great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), the herring gull (Larus argentatus) and the yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis) are seen along the coast. Severe winter weather can temporarily introduce rarely seen mainland birds. In March 2007 the Municipal Authorities cleaned a wetland habitat near the town beach at the outlet to the sea of Skopelos' only permanently flowing stream. The area had been home to frogs and the birds that fed on them. Mammals[edit] The Northern Sporades
Sporades
are one of the prime breeding areas of the Mediterranean monk seal
Mediterranean monk seal
(Monachus monachus) an endangered species. The main threat to Monachus monachus is man and his activities. Often deliberately killed or accidentally caught in fishing equipment, its food sources are declining also. In addition, marine pollution and uncontrolled tourism are causing the destruction of The seal's natural habitat. The establishment in 1992 of the National Marine Park of Alonnissos-Northern Sporades
Sporades
was an effort to protect this species by restricting human encroachment on seal breeding areas. Wild land mammals include pine martens (Martes martes), brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) and mice, the southern white-breasted hedgehog (Erinaceus concolor), bats and, though declining in numbers, European hares. A mating pair of fallow deer (Dama dama) have been privately reintroduced to the island. A population of feral cats exists in and around areas of human habitation. Reptiles[edit] The island is home to a variety of reptiles. The Balkan terrapin (Mauremys rivulata) can be found near fresh water along with the Greek marsh frog (Pelophylax kurtmuelleri), though this habitat is slowly disappearing due to development. The Balkan wall lizard (Podarcis taurica) is seen regularly in daylight in warm weather and the Hemidactylus turcicus
Hemidactylus turcicus
at night. A larger lizard is the Balkan green lizard (Lacerta trilineata). Several varieties of snakes can be observed: the Montpellier snake (Malpolon monspessulanus), the leopard snake (Elephe situla), the large whip snake (Coluber jugularis), the grass snake (Natrix natrix), and a species of viper. Amphibians[edit] In or near fresh water there is sometimes found the Balkan frog (Pelophylax kurtmuelleri) and the European tree frog
European tree frog
(Hyla arborea). Near or away from water there are common toads (Bufo bufo). Domesticated animals[edit] The island has its own acknowledged breed of goat, named after it. The Skopelos
Skopelos
goat is one breed in the southern multicoloured group. It is a relative of the wild goat of the island of Gioura. The main occurrences of this species are in Skopelos, Alonissos
Alonissos
and Skiathos.[6] Sheep herds on the island belong to a distinctive group called the " Skopelos
Skopelos
Sheep" breed.[7] Architectural heritage[edit]

A house of Skopelos
Skopelos
town renovated within the guidelines of the Presidential Decree of 1978.

The town of Skopelos
Skopelos
was honoured as a Traditional Settlement of Outstanding Beauty (19/10/1978 Presidential Decree 594,13-11/78, signed by President of Greece
Greece
Konstantinos Tsatsos). This is the Greek equivalent of a site of Outstanding Architectural Inheritance. The building code for new construction and renovation within the village reflects some restrictions due to the Traditional Settlement decree. Some restrictions stipulate that no new buildings shall be of more than two stories, there must be a sloped cermamic or stone roof in the traditional style, and doors, windows and balconies be made of wood. Churches[edit] The island has more than 360 churches and chapels. Most are closed through the years except for the feast day of to whom or whatever the church has been dedicated, and the majority have been privately built. The oldest existing ecclesiastical structure is the basilica of Agios Athanasios, built in the 11th century and located in the Kastro area. All except one of the churches on the island observe the Greek Orthodox faith. The remaining church hosts a small enclave of Jehovah's Witnesses. Christianity was formalized in Skopelos
Skopelos
by the appointment of the Bishop Riginos in the 4th century. Under the Reign of the Emperor Julian the Apostate, Riginos was martyred in 362 AD. The saint's feast day is February 25 —- a holiday on the island. Transport[edit] Car ownership in Greece
Greece
between 1990 and 2004 increased by 121% "eurostat" (PDF).  Skopelos
Skopelos
reflects this trend and the local authorities are hard pressed to deal with the increased traffic and parking issues. Along with the resident population of cars, the burden of tourist and summer resident vehicles and the availability of rental cars and motorbikes has created problems for which solutions have not yet been found. The construction of a large asphalt parking area along the waterfront in the late 1990s has done little to address the parking problems facing the town of Skopelos. During the summer the population of the island increases from about 5,000 to between 15,000 and 20,000 (est. 1993).[8] The island is served by commuter hydrofoils and ferryboats from the ports of Volos
Volos
Magnesia and Agios Konstantinos, Phthiotis
Phthiotis
on mainland Greece
Greece
which also allows connections to and from Alonissos
Alonissos
and Skiathos. In summer there is a ferry to and from Kymi in Euboea. Skopelos
Skopelos
has one main road which links the three main villages by coach several times daily. In the mid-1980s the mayor's council voted to apply to the Ministry of the Interior for the construction of an airport. The application was denied. There is a heliport in case of medical emergencies. Province[edit] The province of Skopelos
Skopelos
(Greek: Επαρχία Σκοπέλου) was one of the provinces of the Magnesia Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current regional unit Sporades, and included the islands Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonnisos.[9] It was abolished in 2006. Beaches[edit]

Beach in Skopelos.

The length of the coastline of Skopelos
Skopelos
is 67 km (42 mi). Due to the island's mountainous terrain most of the coast is inaccessible. The following are beaches accessible by road or trail: Staphylos, Velanio (official nudism beach since 2011), Agnondas, Limnonari, Panormos, Adrines, Milia, Kastani, Elios, Hovolo, Armenopetra, Kalives, Glyfoneri, Glysteri, Perivoliou, Keramoto, Chondrogiorgos. Notable Skopelitans[edit]

Diocles of Peparethus - (late 4th-early 3rd century BC) was a historian from Peparethos. Fani Palli-Petralia - Former Minister of Employment
Employment
and Social Security 2007-2009. Former Minister of Tourism
Tourism
2006-2007 Nikolaides family : Nikolakis Hatzistamatis, the founder of the Nikolaides family was born in the island of Skiathos
Skiathos
around 1770. He moved to Skopelos
Skopelos
where he served as one of the island's highest officials. Nikolakis Hatzistamatis is mentioned by the Greek author Alexandros Papadiamantis
Alexandros Papadiamantis
in the novel "Hatzopoulo". His only son Jannios (1800–1885), changed the family name to Nikolaides. Jannios also served in high offices. Descendants of the above are the present donators of the Folklore Museum of Skopelos. Cat
Cat
Cora (Katerina Karagiozi) - a Greek-American professional chef best known for her featured role as an "Iron Chef" on the Food Network television show Iron Chef America.[10] Ivan Rebroff, the German singer, owned a villa on the island and became an honorary citizen.

Cinema[edit] Skopelos
Skopelos
and its neighbour Skiathos
Skiathos
were the filming locations of the 2008 film Mamma Mia!. The wedding procession was filmed at the Agios Ioannis Chapel near Glossa.

Film locations, photos and videos Agios Ioannis - The chapel where the wedding scene was filmed.

Books[edit]

Held, Marc (1994). " Skopelos
Skopelos
- the Landscapes and Vernacular Architecture of an Aegean Island" Parsons, Heather (2004). " Skopelos
Skopelos
Trails - A Nature and Walking Guide to Skopelos"

References[edit]

^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.  ^ Stuart Rossiter, Greece, 4th ed. (E. Benn, 1981), p. 383: "Ancient Peparethos had become Skopelos
Skopelos
by Ptolemaic times." ^ Pliny the Elder, Natural History, book XIV, 9, 2 ^ Skopelos: A Guide to the Island ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.  ^ Skopelos
Skopelos
Goat, by EEAAP / Animal Genetic Data Bank ^ Prolific dairy sheep breeds in Greece ^ 'Ibid. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF).  (39 MB) (in Greek) (in French) ^ " Cat
Cat
Cora in Chania". Cretegazette.com. 2007-02-07. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 

External links[edit] Useful Information

The Hellenic Ornithological Society Skopelosweb.gr Travel Guide since 1999

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Subdivisions of the municipality of Skopelos

Municipal unit of Skopelos

Glossa Klima Skopelos

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Islands of the Northern Sporades

Main

Skiathos Skopelos Skyros Alonnisos

Other

Adelfoi Islets Agios Georgios Argos Dasia Erinia
Erinia
(Rineia) Gioura Grammeza Kyra Panagia Lekhoussa Peristera Piperi Psathoura Repi Sarakino Skandili Skantzoura Skyropoula Tsoungria Valaxa

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Administrative division of the Thessaly
Thessaly
Region

Area 14,037 km2 (5,420 sq mi) Population 732,762 (as of 2011) Municipalities 25 (since 2011) Capital Larissa

Regional unit of Karditsa

Argithea Karditsa Lake Plastiras Mouzaki Palamas Sofades

Regional unit of Larissa

Agia Elassona Farsala Kileler Larissa Tempi Tyrnavos

Regional unit of Magnesia

Almyros Rigas Feraios South Pelion Volos Zagora-Mouresi

Regional unit of the Sporades

Alonnisos Skiathos Skopelos

Regional unit of Trikala

Farkadona Kalampaka Pyli Trikala

Regional governor Konstantinos Agorastos (el) (reelected 2014) Decentralized Administration Thessaly
Thessaly
and Central Greece

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Aegean Sea

General

Countries

 Greece  Turkey

Other

Aegean civilizations Aegean dispute Aegean Islands

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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Former provinces of Greece

Grouped by region and prefecture

Attica

East and West Attica

Attica

Piraeus

Aegina Hydra Kythira Piraeus Troizinia

West Attica

Megaris

Central Greece

Boeotia

Livadeia Thebes

Euboea

Chalcis Istiaia Karystia

Phocis

Dorida Parnassida

Phthiotis

Domokos Locris Phthiotis

Central Macedonia

Chalkidiki

Arnaia Chalkidiki

Imathia

Imathia Naousa

Kilkis

Kilkis Paionia

Pella

Almopia Edessa Giannitsa

Serres

Fyllida Serres Sintiki Visaltia

Thessaloniki

Lagkadas Thessaloniki

Crete

Chania

Apokoronas Kissamos Kydonia Selino Sfakia

Heraklion

Kainourgio Malevizi Monofatsi Pediada Pyrgiotissa Temenos Viannos

Lasithi

Ierapetra Lasithi Mirampello Siteia

Rethymno

Agios Vasileios Amari Mylopotamos Rethymno

East Macedonia and Thrace

Evros

Alexandroupoli Didymoteicho Orestiada Samothrace Soufli

Kavala

Kavala Nestos Pangaio Thasos

Rhodope

Komotini Sapes

Epirus

Ioannina

Dodoni Konitsa Metsovo Pogoni

Thesprotia

Filiates Margariti Souli Thyamida

Ionian Islands

Corfu

Corfu Paxoi

Kefallinia

Ithaca Kranaia Pali Sami

North Aegean

Lesbos

Lemnos Mithymna Mytilene Plomari

Samos

Ikaria Samos

Peloponnese

Arcadia

Gortynia Kynouria Mantineia Megalopoli

Argolis

Argos Ermionida Nafplia

Laconia

Epidavros Limira Gytheio Lacedaemon Oitylo

Messenia

Kalamai Messini Pylia Trifylia

South Aegean

Cyclades

Andros Kea Milos Naxos Paros Syros Thira Tinos

Dodecanese

Kalymnos Karpathos Kos Rhodes

Thessaly

Larissa

Agia Elassona Farsala Larissa Tyrnavos

Magnesia

Almyros Skopelos Volos

Trikala

Kalampaka Trikala

West Greece

Achaea

Aigialeia Kalavryta Patras

Aetolia-Acarnania

Missolonghi Nafpaktia Trichonida Valtos Vonitsa-Xiromero

Elis

Elis Olympia

West Macedonia

Kozani

Eordaia Kozani Voio

Note: not all prefectures were subdivided int

.