The second largest island after Crete, in Greek archipelagos and the third after Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean. It is separated from the mainland of Greece with the Evian Gulf.




Bird watching –wetlands


The rich natural environment, the knowing  with flora and fauna, the meeting  with the outstanding natural beauty landscapes (mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, canyons, rain forests, caves, wetlands, etc.), the visiting of cultural Monuments, the relaxing  and the calmness of the countryside as well as  the easy access make Evia one of the most significant  and most important bird observation areas.

The wetlands of Evia are   immediate station and shelter for the migratory birds,  that are the following: ducks, geese, waterhens, herodians,  storks, a lot of raptors. Also amphibious, reptiles, fish , insects and rare wild flowers and herbs.

The wetlands have been  characterized "Special Protection Area" and it has been  joined in «NET NATURA 2000».

Evia considered as it is found a migratory  course  (North Europe - Africa), so  its importance is increased. After investigation and countering from the  “WWF Hellas Organisation” Evia is distinguish for almost  36 natural  wetlands, and almost  15 wildlife shelters.

Important areas for bird watching in Evia are:


The most important areas  for the bird- watching is:


North Evia

- The lagoons Great and Small Livari at  Istiea

- The delta of the river Xirias

- The riverine forest St. Nicholas

- The Mountains Telethrio, Dry, Kantili, Pixarias

- The Limni village and the all around area

- The Valley Prokopios

- The Nileas rivers and the wetlands Kireas

- The Geropotamos (Mining Troupa) - Wetland

- The vilagges Lihada  and Yaltra

- The islands “Lichadonisia “, "Monolia" and "Stroggili”


Central Evia

- The Aesthetic Forest of Steni

- The Kolovrechtis in Psachna

- The  mountains Dirfys, Xerovouni, Kotylaia, Olympus, Mavrobouni, Ortari,

- The mouth of  the river Lilantas - Wetland

- The mountain villages of Kimi

- The streams of” Murteri” and “Manikiatis”


South Evia

- The Mining of  Aliveri -Ygrotopos

- The Wetland of the Lake Dystos

- The mount  “Ochi” and the Kastanologos

- The  Gorge of Dimosari

- The cape of  Kafireas

- The Rouklia valley

- The islands Petalioi


The rare species of birds that you meet in Evia are:

Spizaetos  (Hieraaetus fasciatus)

Porfytotsinias (Ardea purpurea)

Vlachos (Emberiza hortulana)

Mavripetritis (Falco eleonorae)

Galiandra  (Melanocorypha calandra)

Sfikiaris  (Pernis apivorus)

Fithaetos  (Circaetus gallicus)

Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

Gidovizi  (Caprimulgus europaeus)

Petritis  (Falco peregrinus)

Saini  (Accipiter brevipes)

Alkyona  (Alcedo atthis)

Skourovlachos (Emberiza caesia)

Mikrogaliantra (Calandrella brachydactyla)

Dentrostarithra (Lullula arborea)

Krikomygochaftis (Ficedula albicollis)

Aetomachos  (Lanius collurio)

Liostritsida (Hippolais olivetorum)

Boufos (Bubo bubo)