|Σχόλιο για τις αξίες
|This site has historical interest and aesthetic value, which attract many tourists. Its flora is rather poor as concerns its floristic composition but contains some rare and endemic plants (section 3.3). Although the combination of historical, floristic and zoological information could be of interest to visitors, the tourist development of the area negatively affects its flora and fauna. So, with a good management, the tourist facilities, the fortress, the endemic plants and the animals could possibly coexist.A considerable vertebrate fauna (excluding birds) has been reported as occurring in this site, including some species in Annex II of the 92/43/EEC Directive (see section 3.2) and some Other Important Species (see section 3.3). Of the species mentioned in the directive, the two bats are threatened taxa appearing in the Greek Red Data Book as "Endangered" (Rhinolophus blasii) and "Vulnerable" (Myotis blythi). Among the taxa of the latter two groups, the most notable are the endemic lacertid lizards, Algyroides moreoticus and Podarcis peloponnesiaca, which are therefore given motivation B. Motivation C has been given to all taxa since they are protected by the Bern Convention (and by the CITES Convention as in the case of the boid snake Eryx jaculus).Most taxa are also marked with motivation D since they are protected by the Greek Presidential Decree 67/1981 (excluding the frog Rana ridibunda and the snake Eryx jaculus), as well as for the following additional reasons: a) The gekkonid lizard Cyrtodactylus kotschyi is mentioned in the handbook of the CORINE-Biotopes Project, and the subspecies C. k. bibroni is known for its tendency to form isolated populations in the Greek mainland; b) In Greece, the legless lizard Ophiomorus punctatissmus is confined to the southeastern mainland which coincides with the western end of the taxon's restrictedl distribution range;c) The colubrid snake Coluber gemonensis, is endemic to the western and southern Balkan Peninsula.The invertebrate species listed in section 3.3 with motivation D are protected by the Greek Presidential Decree 67/1981.