An extensive area of forest between the River Nestos and the border with Bulgaria. The site includes the primary Fagus and Pinus forest of Paranestion. Human activities include forestry, stock-raising, and hunting.
The site is important for species associated with upland forests.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Central Rodopi mountains and Nestos valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/04/2021.