Epirus - Thessaly
is the western part of Northern Greece.
In Epirus, enotourism is mainly concentrated at Ioannina (Zitsa, Metsovo, Northern Tzoumerka), while in Thesprotia there is only one small winery at Filiaton municipality.
A visit to the local manors can be combined with various tours of cultural and historical value. An increasing number of people is aware of the magical world of wine that was once considered to be full of secrets.
Epirus wine varieties:
PGO (Protected Geographical Origin) wines: Zitsa (Ioannina)
PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) wines: Epirotikos, Ioannina, Metsovou.
has many interesting destinations, while the enotouristic possibilities and winery tours, although not that many, they are definitely notable.
Since the Ancient Greek era, the area has always been wine-related.
Thessaly is divided in five regional units: Larissa, Karditsa, Magnesia, Trikala and Sporades. Larissa produces PDO Rapsani, PDI Kranion and PDI Tirnavos. Trikala has no signature local wine, nor PDO, although Meteora has been historically considered as one remarkable wine-producing area.
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Karditsa, occupying a part of southern Thessaly, produces the PDO Menesikolas. Finally, Magnesia produces the PDO Anchialos.
Thessaly wine varieties:
PGO wines: Rapsani (Larisa), Anchialos (Magnesia), Mesenikolas (Karditsa).
PGI wines: Thessalikos, Magnesias, Karditsas, Kranias, Tirnavou, Krannonos (Larisa), Meteoron (Trikala).