Mount Athos and surrounding marine area

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, A4ii, B1ii, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2012)
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Area: 29,158 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (baseline)
A coastal area of rugged hills and mountains. The site covers the southern part of the peninsula of Agion Oros.

Key biodiversity
This is a nationally important area for breeding and passage raptors. Shearwaters occur offshore. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni, Larus audouinii.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Athos and surrounding marine area. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.