Thasos island and Xironisi islet

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: B1ii, C2 (2000)
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Area: 15,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
A coastal mountain with steep rocky slopes, large subalpine meadows, pine Pinus forest, and broadleaved forest. There is also a wetland with reedbeds (Phragmites).

Key biodiversity
The site is important for raptors and migratory species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Thasos island and Xironisi islet. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.