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Attica

Attica (GB)
Ática (ES)
Attique (F)
Attica (I)
Ática (PO)
Attika (N)

Greek landscape or region on the southeastern peninsula Greece with almost 3,800 km², in which the state capital Athens is located. Attica, along with the island of Euboea (modern Greek Ewwia) immediately east of it and the northern region Boeotia (Viotia or Vöotia) as a middle or even more common Central Greece designated. The area was settled around 2,000 BC by the Ionians from the Northern Balkans, who later became the most advanced tribe of the Greeks Homer ), Architecture and visual art (Ionic style). In the 9th century BC, the Dorians named them after them ionian islands ( Kefallonia. Corfu. Zakynthos ) and on the Asia Minor coast in today's Turkey crowded out, on the mainland they only persisted in Attica and Evia.

Map of Greece

One third of Greek wine is now produced in the large area, but unlike the other Greek wine-growing areas, there are very few grape varieties due to the warm and dry climate. The white dominates to around 90% Savatiano the vineyards, the standard variety for the truly huge quantities of resin wine produced here Retsina, Almost all of the rest is with the variety Roditis documented, which mainly serves as a blending partner. However, international varieties are on the advance. There is none as POP classified appellations, but there will be many PGE wines (Country wines = Topikos Oinos) produced in red, white and rose. Well-known producers are Cambas, Château Matsa, Evharis. Hatzimichalis Cocotos Kourtakis and strofilia.

Greece map: From Pitichinaccio - own work, CC BY 3.0 , link
edited by Norbert FJ Tischelmayer 2/2018

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