Site description (2000 baseline):
Site location and context
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.
This is an important site for seabirds.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Overfishing and illegal fishing with dynamite are serious problems. Fires are a potential threat.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Symi island and surrounding islets. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/symi-island-and-surrounding-islets-iba-greece on 25/09/2023.