Evia is the largest island of Greece after Crete. The topography is complex, with hills and mountains alternating with low fields and plains. The northern part of the island is the coolest while the southern part of Karystos has more in common with the Cyclades Islands as regards climate and morphology since it is hot, dry and extremely windy. Τhe warmest part is at the centre of the island, around the capital Chalcis (Halkida). Grape varieties are more or less the same as those of the Cyclades and the rest of the Greek mainland.