What was ancient Troy famous for? One thing, above all others–wind. “Windy Ilium,” the city is called over and over in the Iliad. It’s been speculated that wind was even a factor in the city’s wealth: ships that wanted to travel onward were instead stranded for weeks in Troy’s harbor. While there, they may have had to pay taxes…buy goods…and in other ways fill the city’s coffers. Today, the wind is still an economic boon to the region–because of wind farms.