Sporades - Piperi
Location: Ανατολικά από τη Κυρά Παναγιά και τα Γιούρα.
Area: 7 sq. km
Highest peak: 352 m
The island of Piperi, which in greek translates to Pepper, and the sea area around it are the core of the National Marine Park.
At the same time, it is the most inaccessible island since it has no protected bay to approach by boat. Steep rocks and cliffs descend vertically into the sea from all sides. This rocky island has an area of 7 sq. km and its peaks from 274m up to 352m. In its soil, there are many pine trees gathered all together and a handful of lonely-standing oaks.
At a 3-mile zone around Piperi fishing is banned.
The purpose of this ban has mainly two purposes: to replenish the area with fish and to protect the mediterranean Monk seal from human presence. Piperi is an island of vital importance for the survival of the Monk seal in the Mediterranean sea and will continue to be so if these protective measures are strictly respected. Exactly for the aforementioned reason, it is only allowed to approach the island within a radius of bigger than three miles.