Antikythira island and surrounding islets

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 2,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
A small island, and its associated islets, between Kithira and Crete. Antikithira is covered mainly by low maquis and phrygana with a few arable areas and olive-groves. Prasouda is covered by low maquis and phrygana. Human activities include stock-raising, fishing, agriculture, and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding and passage raptors and seabirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Antikythira island and surrounding islets. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.