Mount Olympos

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A3, B2, B3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 42,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (baseline)
The highest mountain in Greece with extensive subalpine meadows, cliffs and Pinus woodland. At lower altitudes there are areas of broadleaved evergreen woodland.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for resident raptors, forest species and species associated with open alpine areas. Breeding birds include four of the 10 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Eurasian high-montane biome. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Olympos. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.