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Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code GR1150010)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since August 1996
  • Country: Greece
  • Administrative region: Anatoliki Makedonia, Thraki (GR11)
  • Surface area: 230 km2 (23028.11 ha)
  • Marine area: 18%
  • Located in Mediterranean and Marine Mediterranean biogeographical regions
  • It protects 16 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 22 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (16)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Fishes 4
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 3
Reptiles 5

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 2918.51
1130 Estuaries 17.8589
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 0
1150 Coastal lagoons 849.685
1170 Reefs 0
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 34.0677
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 23.0126
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 1632.68
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 424.974
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 85.4206
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 107.283
2190 Humid dune slacks 13.578
2220 Dunes with Euphorbia terracina 80.1886
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 11.2101
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0.05
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 422.582
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 1127.64
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 513.846
91F0 Riparian mixed forests of Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Ulmus minor, Fraxinus excelsior or Fraxinus angustifolia, along the great rivers (Ulmenion minoris) 157.451
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 623.623
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 672.515
62A0 Eastern sub-mediteranean dry grasslands (Scorzoneratalia villosae) 332.525

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
August 1996
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
September 2006
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) March 2011
Date of Standard data form update July 2020

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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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