Symi island and surrounding islets

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C6 (2012)
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Area: 14,078 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
Simi is rocky and covered with phrygana and conifer forest. The adjacent islets are unvegetated or covered with scrub. Human activities include fishing, tourism, stock-raising, and arable agriculture.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for seabirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Symi island and surrounding islets. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.