A coastal area of rugged hills and mountains. The site covers the southern part of the peninsula of Agion Oros.
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.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Athos and surrounding marine area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2020.