The protected area of Northern Pindos is one of the most important areas at both national and European levels. It uniquely combines natural and man-made environments and geographically unifies the pre-existing National Forests of Pindos (Valia Kalda) and Vikos-Aoos. Rich in natural resources, numerous religious and cultural monuments, the region brought about the development of traditional villages into centers of touristic attraction. The Northern Pindos National Park is the largest terrestrial National Park in our country, with an area of 2.000 km2, constituting unique ecologic and environmental values at national, European and global levels. The Vikos-Aoos and Pindos (Valia Calda) National Forests, are two out of the 11 areas of the EU-wide network of NATURA 2000 protected areas. In addition, 11 wildlife refuges are included within the boundaries of the Northern Pindos Park, and Vikos-Aoos Geopark as well as a Biogenetic Reserve at the Valia Calda core. Since 2002, the mission of the Northern Pindos National Park Management Agency is the vigilant protection and management of the area and its peripheral zones with the goal of promoting ecologic, aesthetic, cultural and local values in a sustainable development model in harmony with the human presence in this area of unparalleled beauty. At the present website of the Northern Pindos National Park, one can find information and background material, for the unique characteristics of the region as well as for the work and multi-dimensional actions of the Management Agency.
We hope that its content will inform you, raise your awareness and motivate you to (re) visit the National Park.
It would be great honor and a pleasure to welcome you in one of our Information Centers and assist you with your tour of the Northern Pindos National Park. Your advice and your contribution to the fulfillment of the objectives of the Management Agency are welcome. The preservation and protection of the natural environment is a privilege and a duty of the State and the citizens.

The chairman of the Administrative Board of the Northern Pindos National Park Management Agency
Dr. Gergios Mallinis,
Professor at the Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus
University of Thrace

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