In ancient Greece, the symposium (Greek: symposion or symposio, from sympinein, “to drink together”) was a widespread custom. A gathering of friends, or a party as we would say today. In some of them, the participants contributed either financially, or with food, called “contributions”. The Homer calls them “feasts,” while the original relative phrases “after contributions,” or “dinner from baskets” are known.

Symposium (a word that means “gathering people who drink”) was one of the most beloved ways of entertainment for Greeks. It consisted of two stages: the first part was devoted to food, which was generally austere, while the second part was to drink. In fact, the ancients drank wine with the meal, while the various beverages were accompanied by appetizers: chestnuts, beans, roasted wheat grains or even honey sweets, aimed at absorbing alcohol to lengthen the time of the assembly.

Facilities

  • Balcony
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Seating Area
  • Shower
  • Wireless Internet