Mount Parnitha

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The higher parts of the mountain are dominated by Abies forest and lower areas by Pinus forest, maquis and phrygana. Part of the site is a military area. The main human activity is recreation and tourism.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for species associated with conifer forests and upland scrub.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from disturbance and tourism. A National Park management plan is currently being prepared. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National Partial International Partial3,812 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Parnitha, 3,812 ha). Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Voutima/Avlonas, 1,188 ha). 10,070 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Dasoktima Tatoiou-Salonikis-Loimikou-Sinidioktito, 10,070 ha). 4,012 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Ethnikos Drymos Parnithas, 4,012 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Parnitha. Downloaded from on 25/09/2021.