Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code GR2310001)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since August 1996
  • Country: Greece
  • Administrative region: Ionia Nisia (GR22), Dytiki Ellada (GR23)
  • Surface area: 356 km2 (35641.31 ha)
  • Marine area: 12%
  • Located in Mediterranean and Marine Mediterranean biogeographical regions
  • It protects 16 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 28 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
Fishes 8
Flowering Plants 1
Mammals 1
Reptiles 6

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 0
1120 Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae) 95.8767
1130 Estuaries 4.55699
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 0
1150 Coastal lagoons 16308.8
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 4258.47
1170 Reefs 56.8158
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 65.5621
1240 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp 80.7073
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 991.091
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 1464.52
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 947.342
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 82.5721
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 0
2250 Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp 222.897
3290 Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion 0
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 122.636
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 216.369
5420 Sarcopoterium spinosum phryganas 1046.78
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 0
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
91F0 Riparian mixed forests of Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Ulmus minor, Fraxinus excelsior or Fraxinus angustifolia, along the great rivers (Ulmenion minoris) 47.3939
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 360.121
92C0 Platanus orientalis and Liquidambar orientalis woods (Platanion orientalis) 0
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 542.177
9320 Olea and Ceratonia forests 570.267
9350 Quercus macrolepis forests 787.586
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 243.248

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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Other resources

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