Year of compilation: 2000
A mountainous island with oak Quercus
forest in the north and extensive olive-groves and scrub in the south. The south-east is largely inaccessible.
The site is important for migratory species.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is from forest grazing. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
None500 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Alonoudia/Alonia-Samothrakis, 500 ha). 1,900 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Katsampas/Samothraki, 1,900 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Samothraki island. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2022.