Mount Kryoneritis, Crete

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A rugged mountain covered with phrygana and rocky sites. The main human activity is livestock-farming.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for raptors and species occurring in scrub.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is from the high grazing pressure and anthropogenic fires. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National None International None

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