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 to the east of it and the northern region Boeotia (Viotia or Vöotia), is more or less 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, who, due to their proximity to the Orient, achieved great prosperity and a high level of cultural prosperity (Archilochos and Homer ), Architecture and visual art (Ionic style). In the 9th century BC they were named by the Dorians 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.
A third of the Greek wine is produced in the large area today, but in contrast to 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 rise. There are 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,