The message to the rest of the world is that Greek wine is nothing new. It has been around for several millennia and the first evidence of wine culture is recorded very early in the country’s history. Achaia and Ilia regions are part of the Peloponnese peninsula, the southern part of mainland Greece and home of the great Mycenaean civilization in which wine was of major importance in people’s everyday life. There is much archeological evidence that indicates a long standing winemaking tradition in both areas. Grape seeds found recently in the area of ancient Eliki (Achaia region) are dated to 750 BC. Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, is located in the Ilia region and the beginnings of winemaking here lie far back in time Several myths incorporate the vine and highlight its importance in ancient Greece.