Northeastern peninsula of Crete

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2 (2000)
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Area: 7,500 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
The site includes part of the north-eastern coastline of Crete and the island of Elasa. The area is dominated by phrygana and maquis scrub with some olive-groves and vineyards.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for species associated with coastal cliffs and scrub and for passage migrants.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Northeastern peninsula of Crete. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.