Greece By zethren zeichert

Two-Thirds of the mainland is covered in mountains.

The country is washed to the east by the Aegean Sea, to the west by the Ionian and to the south by the Mediterranean Sea.

Greece has a total of 2,000 islands

168 islands are inhibited

Food in Ancient Greece consisted of grains, wheat, barley, fruit, vegetables, breads, and cake.

The Ancient Greeks grew olives, grapes, figs and wheat and kept goats, for milk and cheese.

The Ancient Greeks believed in many different gods and goddesses.

Religion was important to the ancient Greeks because they believed that it would make their lives better while they were living.

Greece just doesn't have good pasture land for livestock, so meat was scarce.

Tuna, sea bass, grey and red mullet, grouper, were their favorites.

Wine was the main drink in ancient Greece. It was watered down; to drink it straight was considered barbaric.

Milk was rarely drunk, because again, it was considered barbaric.

Pastry Brush: Filo dough, often used in Greek pastries, needs to be brushed with butter or oil during preparation. Vegetables and meats are often brushed with oils and butters too.

Coffee Pot: This is a metal pot – traditionally made from copper – with a long handle that is used on the stovetop to make thick rich Greek coffee.

The Greek symposium was a male aristocratic activity, a tightly choreographed social gathering where men drank together, conversed, and enjoyed themselves in a convivial atmosphere.

Bedecked in garlands, participants reclined—one or two to a couch—in a room designed to hold seven to fifteen couches with cushions and low tables.

The Importance Of Olive Oil In Ancient Greece. According to mythology, Athena, goddess of wisdom, and Poseidon, god of the sea, vied for the allegiance of an as yet unnamed city in Greece.

Improve your health by learning ways of incorporating Greek extra virgin olive oil into your diet today.

Barbouni – A small fish, often eaten whole.

Dolmades – Stuffed grape leaves.

Gigandes – Giant baked beans.

Gyro – A dish of meat roasted on a vertical spit.

Horiatiki – Traditional Greek salad.

Keftedes – Meatballs cooked with herbs and onions.


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