Laona - Akamas general characteristics
Laona - Akamas wine routes

Laona - Akamas General Characteristics

The paths we take in Akamas quickly demonstrate what a unique place it is, with much more than superfi cial views. For anyone interested in geology, vegetation and wild life, it is a place where time spent rewards the visitor. The peaceful environment and the charm of many rural buildings ensure that the route is a pleasure for the walker and lover of nature. And, almost wherever we go, we encounter vines, vines and more vines. Along our route we shall find five wineries we can visit.


Climate: From sea level, the land rises to hilly undulations of 450 to 600 m altitude. Annual rainfall is about 620 millimeters. The climate is generally mild.


Terrain: Most vine yards on this route grow on limestone formations while some, on gypsum-clay beds.


Vineyards: The region of Kathikas is best known for white varieties, mainly the indigenous Xynisteri. Most of the villages on the route are classifi ed with the “Controlled Denomination of Origin” (WCNO) “Laona - Akamas”. Nineteen grape varieties are cultivated:


White varieties: Plant X Malvasia G., Plant X, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Semillon, Chardonnay, Muscat, Xynisteri.


Red varieties: Mavro, Ofthalmo, Carignan, Mataro, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Alicante B., Grenache, Shiraz, Merlot, Lefkada, Maratheftiko