Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code GR4210008)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since August 1996
  • Country: Greece
  • Administrative region: Notio Aigaio (GR42)
  • Surface area: 101 km2 (10124.10 ha)
  • Marine area: 18%
  • Located in Mediterranean and Marine Mediterranean biogeographical regions
  • It protects 8 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 24 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (8)
Species group Number
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 1
Reptiles 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 55.7605
1120 Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae) 500.831
1150 Coastal lagoons 4.68428
1170 Reefs 24.3319
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 7.10512
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 41.3451
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 10.4243
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 7.82511
2190 Humid dune slacks 0
2260 Cisto-Lavenduletalia dune sclerophyllous scrubs 4.22564
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0.00284161
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.0545752
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0.0362619
3290 Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion 0
5420 Sarcopoterium spinosum phryganas 3252.83
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 1.13658
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 0.0311106
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 4.41109
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9290 Cupressus forests (Acero-Cupression) 930.962
92C0 Platanus orientalis and Liquidambar orientalis woods (Platanion orientalis) 1.35467
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 10.6236
9320 Olea and Ceratonia forests 1136.17
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 636.101

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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