Patmos island and surrounding islets

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2 (2000)
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Area: 3,200 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
The site consists of rocky hills, overgrazed scrub, steep rocky beaches, several islets and two temporary wetlands. The major part of the area belongs to the Monastery of Patmos.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii (up to 5 breeding pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Patmos island and surrounding islets. Downloaded from on 03/02/2023.