The west coast of Greece offshore archipelago in the Ionian Sea. The islands were inhabited in the 9th century BC of the tribe of the Ionians, martial and eponymous (see also under Attica ). Over the course of four centuries, between 1386 and 1797, the islands became the city state Venice mastered, this Italian influence is still noticeable today. The islands are due to the mild climate excellent for viticulture, there is also enough 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, Viticulture exists on Ithaca (on the the Homeric legend figure Ulysses King was), Kefallonia (only with POP appellation ) Corfu, Lefkada, Kythera, Paxos and Zakynthos, The vineyards cover a total of about 8,700 hectares of vineyards. Further numerous islands exist on the east coast of Greece; see below Aegean,