The approximately 14,000 square kilometre landscape or region with the capital Larissa is located on the east coast of Greece. It is called the granary of Greece, the grain fields are located in the large-scale, flat plains. The mild climate is influenced by the nearly 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 Sea) in the east. The vineyards cover 11,000 hectares, of which 7,500 hectares are table gra pes 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 POP, these are Anchialos, Messenikola and Rapsani.
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