The most famous farm product to come out of the region of Vies, popularly known as Vatika, are the «Vatikiotika» onions.
This local variety has a strong, sharp flavour, ideal for cooking, which releases a sweeter flavour.
Round, slightly elongated, these onions are from 35-80 mm in diameter. Their tough, shiny, coppery coloured outer skin consists of several layers that protect the inner layers, the flesh of which is reddish, firm and solid.
Thanks to the dry climate of Vies and the cultivation techniques employed, the onions are low in moisture and easily stored for long periods without losing any of their nutritional value, or spoiling due to humidity.
The onions are harvested in early May, from a total cultivated area of about 120 hectares