A coastal mountain with steep rocky slopes, large subalpine meadows, pine Pinus forest, and broadleaved forest. There is also a wetland with reedbeds (Phragmites).
The site is important for raptors and migratory species.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Thasos island and Xironisi islet. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2023.