A gorge with alluvial forest and surrounding hills covered by phrygana. The site includes a small wetland. Human activities include stock-raising, arable agriculture, quarrying and hunting.
This is an important area for raptors and species found in phrygana. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila heliaca (non-breeding).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Kalamas gorge. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2020.