Greece has arguably the longest wine history in the world. It is believed that wine was introduced to Greece around 4000 BC and evidence suggests that it was known to the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations. Today, Greek wine production is as modern as any other country in the world. The Aegean Islands have been producing quality wine since ancient Greece. Muscat of Alexandria in Limnos and Muscat in Samos have traditionally been used for making rich, profound and very complex wines. Crete is extremely important for wine production, while Rhodes boasts one of the best climates for vine production in Greece. The Island of Paros is the only region in Greece where red and white grapes are permitted to be vinified together. Monemvassia, a white grape, is a specialty of the island.