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 MountainSACGR 13100018.036,81
Valia Calda and Aoos artificial lakeSPAGR 131000214.449,82
Natural Park of Pindos (Valia Calda) (Broader Area)SACGR 13100036.719,98
Orliakas and Tsourgiakas MountainsSPAGR 13100049.842,54
National Forests of Vikos-AoosSACGR 213000112.950,75
Peaks of Smolikas MountainSACGR 213000219.688,11
Central Part of ZagoriSACGR 213000432.910,15
Metsovo Area (Anilio-Katara)SACGR 21300067.251,87
Mitsikeli MountainSACGR 21300088.576,12
Tymfi (Gkamila) MountainSPAGR 213000927.734,75
Central Part of Zagori and East Part of Mitsikeli MountainSPAGR 213001153.356,89


SAC: Special Area of Conservation

SPA: Special Protection Area

  • 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