Region of Crete | Natura GIS

The Region of Crete developed and operates this Informative WebSite to address the need for further promotion of the Cretan NATURA2000 regions. The Cretan NATURA2000 sites cover an area of about 141318.49 hectares and currently there exist 54 sites in Crete that have been included into the European NATURA2000 Network under the Hellenic Law N. Ν.3937 (ΦΕΚ60 Α/31-3-11) “Biodiversity conservation and other provisions”.

This site constitutes the Sub-Project 1 of the Action “Enhancement and promotion of Cretan NATURA2000 sites”, Action Code (OPS-ERGORAMA) 380448, funded by the O.P. Crete and Aegean Islands 2007-2013 that is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and national funds.

This Action’s vision is to develop a one-stop website that will utilize modern technologies and incorporate innovative tools, for efficient archival and integration of existing geospatial and other informative data (i.e. legislation, environmental studies, admissible economic activities, etc) related to Cretan NATURA2000 sites.

We hope that you will find this site valuable and you will enjoy your virtual tour into the magnificent Cretan landscape…