A long ridge west of the River Acheloos. The site is dominated by maquis, oak Quercus woodland, and at higher altitudes fir Abies forests. Human activities include stock-raising and arable agriculture.
The site is important for species typical of Mediterranean woodland and scrub. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (4-8 breeding pairs).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valtou mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2021.