Clinging over an altitude of 600 meters at the foothills of Mount Olympus, Rapsani has plenty of reasons to enrapture the visitor. This picturesque balcony of Olympus and its riveting panoramic views have been extensively praised by the acclaimed Greek writer, M. Karagatsis. The region owes much of its reputation to its vineyards and eclectic wine produce, which is known for its fine quality and taste. A dense blend of three indigenous varieties – Xinomavro, Stavroto and Krasato – makes up for Rapsani’s PDO (protected denomination of origin) red wines. Local wine makers have further expanded their produce by planting other Greek and foreign grape varieties such as Roditis, Asyrtiko, Syrah, Μerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. You may experience Rapsani’s wine wealth by visiting the regional wineries. For wine lovers, a visit to the Rapsani Wine & Vine Museum is a must, offering a glimpse at a wine-making history dating back to more than three centuries.