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Description to Thessalia / Θεσσαλία

The approximately 14,000 square kilometres large landscape or region with the capital Larissa is located on the east coast of Greece. It is known as the granary of Greece, the grain fields are located in the spacious, flat plains. The mild climate is influenced by the almost 3,000-metre-high mountains of Mount Olympus (in Greek mythology the seat of the gods) on the border with Macedonia in the west and the Aegean Sea (northern Mediterranean tributary sea) in the east. The vineyards cover 11,000 hectares, of which 7,500 hectares are table grapes and 3,500 hectares are wine grapes. Many autochthonous grape varieties are still cultivated here, such as Batiki, Krassato, Mavro Messenikola, Savatiano, Stavroto, Roditis and Xinomavro. There are three appellations classified as POPs: Anchialos, Messenikola and Rapsani.

Landkarte Griechenland
Map of Greece: From Pitichinaccio - own work, CC BY 3.0, Link
edited by Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer 2/2018

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