Mount Kochylas, Skyros

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A rugged mountain chain which forms high cliffs along the south-east coast of Skyros. The dominant vegetation is phrygana with small patches of grassland and Quercus and Acer woodland.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for seabirds, raptors and species associated with scrub.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The most important threat is overgrazing of the phrygana. This is also preventing regeneration of the remnant patches of woodland. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Kochylas, Skyros. Downloaded from on 27/01/2022.