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The Natura 2000 network

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The wetland and the surrounding area have been declared a Site of Community Interest according to the 92/43 Directive for the protection of habitats and are included in the Natura 2000 European network of protected areas.

This network includes the most important natural habitats of Europe in order to safeguard the long-term survival of the most rare and endangered species and habitats, through measures and policies that promote alternative forms of local development, such as ecotourism, agrotourism, organic agriculture and stock farming.


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The harmonic coexistence of man and nature has been seriously disrupted. Uncontrolled land-filling and garbage disposal has been a very serious issue. The coastal area is being converted to a race truck for cars and motorbikes during the dry season, while illegal hunting, fishing and trapping of small passerines are very common activities.

Finally, housing development is very intense, especially in the borderline of the protected area.

The easiest way to get to know the area is by starting from the Museum of Vravrona and walking either towards the coast and the Erasinos estuary or to the archaeological site and the main part of the wetland. We can also approach the area from the dust road on the north or from the path right next to the entrance of the archaeological site.

Photo list of the Birds of Vravrona

Virtual Tour of Vravrona

Protection and Promotion of the Vravrona Wetland

Supporting the program: Athens International Airport, Hellenic Ornithological Society, Municipality of Markopoulo.
Hellenic Ornithological Society
Athens International Airport
Municipality of Markopoulo
Natura 2000
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