Samothraki island

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A mountainous island with oak Quercus forest in the north and extensive olive-groves and scrub in the south. The south-east is largely inaccessible.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for migratory species.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is from forest grazing. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National Partial International None500 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Alonoudia/Alonia-Samothrakis, 500 ha). 1,900 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Katsampas/Samothraki, 1,900 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Samothraki island. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.