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Criteria: A1, A4ii, B1ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6
Coordinates: 35o 20' N 26o 10' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-150 m
Area: 506 ha

Site Description
A complex of steep, rocky islands vegetated with low scrub.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (20%, Sea cliffs and rocky shores), Shrubland (80%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub)

Land use: agriculture, fisheries/aquaculture, not utilised

Protection status
National None International High

506 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) DIONYSADES NISOI(GR4320011).

This is an important site for breeding seabirds and passage migrants. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Gallinago media (passage), Larus audouinii (up to 6 resident pairs).

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel passage 0 Frequent unknown A1, C1
Falco eleonorae Eleonora's Falcon breeding 1994 - 750 good A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2
Calonectris diomedea Cory's Shearwater breeding 1996 - 900 good B1ii, B2, C2, C6

Conservation issues
Introduced rats are a threat. The area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: consequences of animal/plant introductions (medium), recreation/tourism (medium), unsustainable exploitation (unknown)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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