Gavdos and Gavdopoula islands, Crete

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: B1i, B2, C2 (2012)
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Area: 11,587 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (baseline)
Two islands south of Crete. Gavdos is covered with maquis, phrygana, and Pinus and Juniperus forest. Gavdopoula is covered with phrygana.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for passage migrants.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gavdos and Gavdopoula islands, Crete. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.