Mount Giouchtas, Crete

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A rocky mountain with very steep slopes covered with phrygana, maquis, and olive-groves. Human activities include stock-raising, agriculture and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for species associated with Mediterranean scrub and olive-groves.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from hunting and infrastructure development. The area is protected as an important archaeological site. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Giouchtas, Crete. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.