The Mediterranean diet known as perhaps the healthiest way to eat, is based primarily on the eating habits of southern European countries including Spain, Southern France, Italy and of course Greece.
The olive tree has been grown in the Mediterranean basin since prehistoric times, but it was the Greeks who invented Olive Oil in 3000 BC and they have been producing and exporting it ever since.
Grape wine has been constantly produced in Greece since 4500 BC. So strong the tradition of wine has been in Greece, that the Ancient Greeks were worshiping Dionysus the god of feast and wine!
According to the Ancient Greek mythology, cheese was discovered by Aristaeus, the son of Cyrene and Apollo. Cheese was quoted for the first time in Human History in Greek scripts of the 8th century BC.