Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code GR1240001)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since August 1996
  • Country: Greece
  • Administrative region: Kentriki Makedonia (GR12), Dytiki Makedonia (GR13)
  • Surface area: 418 km2 (41833.75 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 6 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 25 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (6)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Mammals 4
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 5645.49
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 1269.59
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 1250.18
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 52.4213
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 0.999747
7230 Alkaline fens 72.7088
8140 Eastern Mediterranean screes 61.6533
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 52.7112
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 91.4718
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 8448.5
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 1820.39
9140 Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius 349.557
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 3088.02
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 3.8439
9250 Quercus trojana woods 50.2492
9260 Castanea sativa woods 287.658
9270 Hellenic beech forests with Abies borisii-regis 4906.28
9280 Quercus frainetto woods 953.329
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 6.82722
92C0 Platanus orientalis and Liquidambar orientalis woods (Platanion orientalis) 111.661
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 1922.1
91M0 Pannonian-Balkanic turkey oak –sessile oak forests 5388.92
91CA Rhodopide and Balkan Range Scots pine forests 1434.47
95A0 High oro-Mediterranean pine forests 76.0814

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 December 2016

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Other resources

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