Olive trees have grown on the island since ancient times. Due to the extended periods of sunshine and the age-long experience of farmers, the oil produced on the island is of excellent quality. The Rhodian extra virgin oil has a bright yellow-green color, a rich flavor and a delicate aroma and it has been awarded a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). In the Women’s Agrotourism Association “Apolloniatisses, in the Apollona village, local women revive traditional recipes and promote the exceptional quality products of their region. You can find melekounia, marzipans, trahana, souma, liqueurs, wine, sweet preserves (spoon sweets) and herbs from the mountain Profitis Elias. Tel. number: +30 22460 91284. A retail outlet is also available in the city of Rhodes, on 68, Apostolou Pavlou Street, tel. number: +30 22410 64322 Pure Rhodian honey, honey-based sweets (melekounia, Turkish delights, jelly sweets, mandolata (nougats), pastelia (sesame seed candies), mandoles (roasted and caramelized almond bars) as well as cosmetics based on beehive products (body lotions, soaps, shampoos, etc.) can be found at “Melissokomiki Dodecanesou” (Beekeeping Company of the Dodecanese), on the 5th km of Tsairi–Airport national road, in Pastida village. On the company’s premises a Museum of Apiculture and Natural History of the Bee has been created.