Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR158 Christiana islets
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Criteria: A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2
Coordinates: 36o 15' N 25o 12' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-285 m
Area: 200 ha

Site Description
A group of rocky islets 20km south-west of Thira island.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores), Shrubland (Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: fisheries/aquaculture, unknown

Protection status
National None International None
200 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) NISOI CHRISTIANA(GR4220022).

This is an important site for species associated with cliffs and islands.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Falco eleonorae Eleonora's Falcon breeding 1997 100 - poor A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2

Conservation issues
The area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: unknown (unknown)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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