The Aegean Region

The Aegean Region, known as olive trees, nestles on the coast of the Aegean Sea, an arm of the Mediterranean. Herodutus, the lamous historian, once described the Aegean coast as having ‘‘the most beautiful sky and the best climate in the world’’. This area is known to produce world’s finest quality olives. It has olive trees over a thousand years old. A traveler visiting the Aegean coast today may rest in the shadow of the same olive tree once Herodotus sat beneath and might hear the wise tree whisper in this ear, ‘‘I belong to all and I belong to no one; I was here before you came and will be here when you leave.‘‘ The Aegean region holds a distinctive place in the world history with Ephesus, one of the greatest cities of the Roman Empire, the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World; Aphrodisias and Troy, the remains of ancient civilizations attesting to over 5000 years of history.