Distinct changes in the scenery are characterstic of the area’s nature. Dense forests and barren ridges at higer altitudes, farmland, lakes and wetland habitats at lower altitudes.
The area’s scenery is comprised of conifers, broadleaf, shrubs and low-vegetation areas combined with farmland and important reed clusters around the lakes. Important forest ecosystems, comprised of beech and oak, clusters of alder, as well as mixed forests of oak, elm and fence, are found in the mountainous areas. Fed by the small river of Skithros, lake Zazari also spills its waters to Cheimaditida lake, which got its name due to the fact that it was the area where the farmers of the surrounding mountainous areas brought their flocks of animals down to in order to survive the winter.
Situated at an altitude above 500m., Cheimaditida and Zazari lakes provide a habitat to 81 important nesting birds. They are also used as a home or feeding area for 5 species of mammals, 3 species of reptiles, 3 species of invertebrates, 1 species of fish, that live in 5 important types of ecosystems, and are in whole a part of the “Natura 2000” Network as a Special Conservation Zone (code GR1340005), a Special Zone for the Protection of Birdlife (code GR1340008) and constitute an important wildlife refuge.