A coastal mountain dominated by phrygana, with a small Pinus woodland. Human activities include arable agriculture, livestock-farming and hunting.
This is an important site for breeding raptors and species associated with open, rocky upland areas.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Asterousia (Kofinas), Crete. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/08/2020.