Viticultural zone of Halkidiki

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The viticultural zone of Halkidiki hosting the vineyards of Mount Meliton in Sithonia and the vineyards of Mount Athos, the semi-autonomous monastic district. Initially, the zone has experienced a remarkable acclimatization of the international varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Next, in the last two decades, several native varieties have adapted and developed in the zone such as Assyrtiko, Malagousia, Roditis, Athiri, Muscat of Alexandria and Limnio. The zone has a mild climate, helped by the direct impact of the sea breeze, the soil is poor and occasionally steep and the vineyards are non-irrigated, linear or in goblet formations.