Mount Gkiona

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A3, B2, B3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 25,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (baseline)
A mountain with extensive rocky areas and alpine grasslands. Human activities include livestock-farming, hunting, mining and recreation. The Reka ravine is used for the water-supply to the town of Amfissa.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for raptors and alpine species. Breeding birds include four of the 10 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Eurasian high-montane biome.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Gkiona. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.