Kato Olympos, Tempi gorge and mount Ossa

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 69,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
The site includes two mountains separated by the Tembi valley. The western part of Kato Olympos is predominantly grassland and scrub, whilst eastern areas are well forested.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding and passage raptors and as a migration corridor. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (non-breeding), Aquila heliaca (non-breeding), Falco naumanni (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kato Olympos, Tempi gorge and mount Ossa. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.