The Greeks arrive in Empúries
In the 6th century BC, a group of traders from Phocaea disembarked in the natural port of Sant Martí d'Empúries, which at that time was an island. The Greeks, a people with a well-developed culture and trade, were seeking to open new markets and find raw materials. They introduced vineyards, olive trees, coral fishing and salted fish to the Iberian Peninsula and made contact with the Iberians, the people who until then had occupied these lands.
To explore the period, we recommend a visit to the site of Empúries.