Mikres Kyklades island complex

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A complex of small islands and islets east of Naxos. The majority are covered with maquis and phrygana. Human activities include fishing, stock-raising, tourism and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding seabirds and raptors associated with coastal cliffs. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from tourism developments and introduced rats and cats. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mikres Kyklades island complex. Downloaded from on 23/03/2023.