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Zakynthos

The Ionian Islands include about 400 km² large Greek island (grch. Zakynthou). On the east side there are wide sandy beaches, the west side has a rocky coast that drops up to 300 meters very steeply, in between there is a mountain range. The climate is characterized by sufficient rainfall. Almost exclusively autochthonous grape varieties are cultivated here, these are Agiomavritiko, Areti, Asprouda, Avgoustiatis, Goustolidi, Kakotrygis, Katsakoulias, Korinthiaki, Pavlos(Malvasia Bianca Lunga) and Skiadopoulo. The specially produced traditional white wine Verdea is made from different varieties. There are the PGE areas (country wine) Metaxata, Patras, Trifylia and Verntea Zakynthou (Verdea Zakynthos), but no appellations classified as POP (quality wines). In addition, a large quantity of table grapes and raisins are also produced. Well-known producers include Komoutos, Solomos, Verdea and Voultsos. North of Zakynthos lies the island of Kefallonia.

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