Symi island and surrounding islets

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, C1 (2000)
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Area: 14,078 ha

Protection status:

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
Simi is rocky and covered with phrygana and conifer forest. The adjacent islets are unvegetated or covered with scrub. Human activities include fishing, tourism, stock-raising, and arable agriculture.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for seabirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Symi island and surrounding islets. Downloaded from on 29/11/2020.