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”:


NAMEAREA CHARACTERIZATIONAREA CODEAREA (ha)
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:

 

NAMEYEAR OF DECLARATIONCOMMON MINISTERIAL DECISION NUMBERAMENDMENT/ EXTENSION
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