The west coast of Greece offshore archipelago in the Ionian Sea. The islands were settled in the 9th century BC by the Ionian tribe, which was warily pushed away from the mainland and gave its name (see also under Attica ). The islands became part of the city-state for over four centuries between 1386 and 1797 Venice mastered, this Italian influence is still noticeable today. Due to the mild climate, the islands are ideal for viticulture, there is also sufficient rain.
Here are many autochthonous Grape varieties such as Agiomavritiko. Areti. Asprouda. Avgoustiatis. Goustolidi. Katsakoulias. korinthiaki, Pavlos ( Malvasia Bianca Lunga ) Robola. Skiadopoulo and Theiako Mavro, There is viticulture on Ithaca (on which the Homeric legend figure Ulysses Was king), Kefallonia (only with POP appellation ) Corfu, Lefkada, Kythera, Paxos and Zakynthos, The vineyards cover a total of around 8,700 hectares of vineyards. There are numerous other islands on the east coast of Greece; see under Aegean,