Gioura

Summary

Gioura (Greek: Γιούρα), sometimes romanized as Youra, is a Greek island and abandoned settlement in the eastern part of the Northern Sporades. It is administratively part of the municipality of Alonnisos. The island name comes from the ancient Greek Gerontia (Γεροντία). The 1991 census counted one inhabitant making it the smallest municipal district in Greece in population. As of 2011, it had no resident population.[1] Gioura is in Zone A of the Alonnisos Marine Park.

Gioura
Native name:
Γιούρα
Gioura is located in Greece
Gioura
Gioura
Geography
Coordinates39°23′N 24°10′E / 39.39°N 24.17°E / 39.39; 24.17Coordinates: 39°23′N 24°10′E / 39.39°N 24.17°E / 39.39; 24.17
ArchipelagoSporades
Total islands3
Highest elevation177 m (581 ft)
Highest pointMt. Vouni
Administration
Greece
RegionThessaly
Regional unitSporades
MunicipalityAlonnisos
Demographics
Population0 (2011)
Additional information
Postal code370 05
Area code(s)24240
Vehicle registrationBO

The Cyclops Cave is the largest cave in the Sporades, and an archaeological site dating from the Mesolithic through the Late Neolithic periods.

Nearest islands and isletsEdit

Its nearest islands and islets are Pelagos/ Kyra Panagia to the west, Psathoura to the north and Piperi to the east.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (xls 2,7 MB) on 2013-12-25.

External linksEdit

  • Gioura on GTP Travel Pages (in English and Greek)