Europe in the southern part of the Balkan Peninsula
Area: 50,949 sq. miles
(131,958 sq. km)
Currency: Drachma $1=280
On the Acropolis, you
will find the ruins of the Parthenon and other
public buildings from Ancient Athens. The remains of the buildings, some partly rebuilt, stand
high on a hill overlooking the city.
Greeks had many types of food. Their pizza (which was not called pizza then) was just bread, vegetables, and crust. They had the crust because when they were marching in the army. There wasn't any cheese on the pizzas so they did not have to bake the crust long. They also ate barley cake, barley porridge, myrtle grapes, figs, and sun dried grapes for breakfast. For lunch, they had goat cheese, boiled eggs, salted fish, and maybe, if you could afford it, wheat bread. In the evening, they ate pigeon, chicken, and sausage. Some cheap foods were lentils, chickpeas, and beans, in which they added a few leaks and onions to add flavor. They also added mountain herbs with their dinner. Hedgehogs, thrusts, and hares were mixed to make a stew. For desert they often had pears, or pomegrants. Barley water and diluted wine were popular with the middle class.