Unique characteristics

The special ecological value of Northern Pindos National Park, which is recognized globaly, arises from the fact that within its limits two National Forests are enclosed:

  • the National Forest of Pindos (Valia Calda)
  • the Vikos- Aoos National Forest

Apart from the two National Forests the protected area includes:

  • Eleven areas listed in the European Network of Protected Areas “NATURA 2000”:

Vasilitsa MountainSPZGR 13100018012.78
Valia Calda and Aoos artificial lakeZSPGR 131000214660.48
Natural Park of Pindos (Valia Calda) (Broader Area)SPZGR 13100036838.25
Orliakas and Tsourgiakas MountainsZSPGR 131000410230.24
National Forests of Vikos-AoosSPZGR 213000112794.25
Peaks of Smolikas MountainSPZ–ZSPGR 213000219975.72
Central Part of ZagoriSPZGR 213000433114.95
Metsovo Area (Anilio-Katara)SPZGR 21300067328.82
Mitsikeli MountainSPZGR 21300088435.99
Tymfi (Gkamila) MountainZSPGR 213000927416.44
Central Part of Zagori and East Part of Mitsikeli MountainZSPGR 213001153407.84


SPZ: Special Preservation Zone

ZSP: Zone of Special Protection, an area characterized as “Biogenetic Reserve”

  • One Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Mount Orliakas)
    • One area characterized as a “Biogenetic Reservoir”: the wider area of Valia Calda
    • The Geopark of Vikos-Aoos, listed in the European Network of Geoparks (UNESCO)
  • Eleven wild life shelters:


National Forest Vovousa & Flampourario198699509/2215/86, ΦΕΚ 594/Β/86
Game reserve Vrysochori – Iliochori1983156371/83,ΦΕΚ 385/Β/83172996/2461/85, ΦΕΚ 452/Β/85
Game reserve Valia Kirna198695666/1757/86, ΦΕΚ 522/Β/86
Game reserve Paliomonastiro - Mpatefourlo198695666/1757/86, ΦΕΚ 522/Β/86
Game reserve Kyra Kali - Trypimeni198695666/1757/86, ΦΕΚ 522/Β/86
Game reserve Kedros -Papigkos1977205016/5557/77, ΦΕΚ 308/Β/7779204/2779/93, ΦΕΚ 420/Β/93
Game reserve Pades198991803/3210/89, ΦΕΚ 925/Β/89
Game reserve Mavrovouni – Moutsiara  (Metsovo– Chysovitsa – Greveniti)197638083/2188/76, ΦΕΚ 757/Β/7664080/697/91, ΦΕΚ 577/Β/91
Game reserve Agios Athanasios – Sipitoura1984179594/4708/84, ΦΕΚ 18/Β/85
Game reserve Aoos Canyon198695431/1713/86, ΦΕΚ 527/Β/86
Game reserve Tsouka Karali - Veloni1981153849/2229/81, ΦΕΚ 321/Β/81