Mount Zakrou, Crete

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 13,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
An area of hills and gorges dominated by phrygana vegetation. The main human activities are agriculture, particularly livestock-farming, hunting and tourism.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for passage migrants and raptors and species associated with cliffs and hills.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Zakrou, Crete. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.