Wine: from the Ionian to the Tyrrhenian coasts
The fact that Calabria was first baptised Enotria, namely the land of wine, by the Greek colons is no mere accident: ever since magno-Greek times, the local weather conditions and the fertility of the fields have proved to be favorable to viticulture. The Calabrian Greek used to award all winning athletes in Olympia with wines produced in this area. Excellent wines are produced both in the Ionian and the Tyrrhenian coastal areas. Particularly worth mentioning are the IGT wines Locri, Palizzi, Pellaro, Arghillà, Scilla and Costa Viola; and the DOC wines: Bivongi and Greco di Bianco. The towns of Locri, Upper Palizzi, Scilla and Bivongi are all well worth a visit, and so are Stilo, Gerace, Bova, Gallicianò, Pentedattilo, Reggio Calabria, Bagnara.