Gavdos and Gavdopoula islands, Crete

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
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.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats include uncontrolled tourism development and plans to construct an industrial unit on Gavdopoula islet. The area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gavdos and Gavdopoula islands, Crete. Downloaded from on 25/03/2023.