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The Aegean sea, lying between the modern day Turkey and Greece has a coast with lovely scenery and setting and  is indeed a natural paradise with the exceptionally mild climate of the region - pleasant, verdant Springs, hot Summers, sunny Autumns and cozy winters with light rainfall.

The breathtaking coastline with its stretching pristine beaches being continually bathed by the azure water of the Aegean Sea and surrounded by olive groves and craggy cliffs mesmerizes everyone. It also contains over 2,000 islands which were settled by the ancient Greeks; and is  said to have been named after the Greek town of Aegae, or after Aegea, a queen of the Amazons who died in the sea, or Aigaion, the "sea goat". 

The early inhabitants of Greece, the Mycenaens, relied heavily on the Aegean for trade and, it seems, traveled as far as Spain and Egypt  Commercial sea trading became their main source of income and, where  various commodities such as figs, grapes, wine, raisins, honey, wheat, assorted vegetables, and herbs changed hands.

Later, the Delian League ,an  alliance of Greek city states led by Athens was formed  in 478 BCE to liberate eastern Greek city states from Persian rule and as a defence to possible revenge attacks from Persia. Major  successes of this League were not military but economic and political: Piracy was practically eliminated in the Aegean, inter-city trade increased, a common coinage was introduced, taxation became centralised, democracy as a form of government was promoted, the judiciary of Athens was accessible to member’s citizens, and such tools as measurement standards became uniform all across the Aegean. 

The cradle of such early civilizations has inspired us to form a Food Alliance carrying this tradition into modern day; and we have named our company Delian Foods ; following in this successful alliance’s footsteps and  bringing you the best quality of dried figs , raisins and fruits ,olives and sundried tomatoes from the sun drenched coasts, wrapped up in the Aegean-Mediterrenean lifestyle.