Central Greece - Attiki, Thessaly, Rapsani and Evia

On the Eastern side of the Pindus and Agrafa mountains, which divide mainland Greece all the way down to Athens, is a large vinegrowing area. This area is a lot more arid than Northern Greece, and is also much hotter and drier in the South near Athens, which is where you’ll find a great deal of Savatiano (Greece’s most planted white grape).

In the North, the focus is on red wines, with the best vineyards found at higher elevations (over 250 m). On the slopes of Mount Olympus, the region Rapsani qualifies vineyards based on the elevation, the highest quality of which are at altitudes above 500 meters. These Xinomavro based reds vie with Macedonia for the highest quality red wines in Greece.

See our Guide to Greek Wine Regions and Grapes