A rugged mountainous area of Crete. The northern area of the site is dominated by maquis, the south by conifer forests. The main human activities are hunting, livestock-farming and tourism.
This is an important site for breeding and passage raptors, and for species characteristic of scrub and montane habitats.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lefka Ori mountains, Crete. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2020.