I. PRACTICAL HINTS.
The traveller in the interior should also have a travelling flask
and drinking cup, a knife large enough to be used in eating if ne¬
cessary, candles for evening use, and a good compass. A stout cane
or long riding-whip will sometimes be found useful in repelling
the village and shepherds' dogs.
Topographical Terms. The following are some of the commonest Greek
topographical and other terms occurring in the text.
Erimoklisi, ruined chapel. Platia (-aXaizXa), square, the Italian
Hagios (fem. hagia, pi. hagii), saint.
Kavo (officially Akroterion), cape.
Kalyvia, huts, hamlet.
Kephaldri, copious spring or source.
Metdchi, farm, especially a convent-
Moni (moni), convent.
Nesion, nisi, island.
Palaiikastro, ruined fortress.
Panagia, Madonna and Child (p. lvi).
Panigyris (panigiris), church-festival
of a religious and social character,
like the Breton 'Pardons'.
Pegddi (pigadi), well.
Few travellers from England to Greece take ship before reach¬
ing Brindisi, Marseilles, Naples, or Trieste (see below), but those
who enjoy a long sea-voyage may reach their destination by steamers
sailing direct from Liverpool to Syra (p. 3) or Patras (p. 29).
The vessels of the Cunard Co. (1 Rumford St., Liverpool, or 28
Pall Mall, London, S.W.) leave Liverpool every three weeks for
Syra, taking about a fortnight to the voyage (cabin-fare 15-20J.). —
The through-fares from London to Athens via Brindisi are 16i. 14s.
or 14i. 6s., via Marseilles 16J. 6s., lit. 9s. 9d. (comp. p. xi).
Communication between Greece and the Italian ports, Marseilles,
and Trieste, is maintained chiefly by the Messageries Maritimes de
France (Rue Vignon 1, Paris), the Compagnie Fraissinet (Place de
la Bourse 6, Marseilles), the Societa Florio-Rubattino (Rome), and
the Austrian Lloyd (Lloyd Austro-Vngarico, Trieste). The vessels
of the Messageries are generally somewhat more comfortable and
less crowded than those of the other companies, but, of course,
each company possesses vessels of varying merit. The most import¬
ant routes are given in RR. 1 and 2 of the Handbook, and may also
be found, with their continuation to Smyrna, Constantinople, etc.,
in Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide and other time-tables.
Details will be found in the'Livretd'Itineraire', 'Itinerario', or 'Aus-
kunft iiber den Passagierdienst', which may be obtained from the
above-named companies on application by letter or otherwise.
Food is included in the first-class and second-class fares of all these
companies, except on the voyage from Corfu to Corinth and a few other
Lloyd routes. (It is not, however, provided gratis during accidental de¬
lay through quarantine or other unforeseen causes.) Early in the morn¬
ing coffee is provided. Dijeuner a la fourchetle, served at 9 or 10 consists
Pitamo, river (diminutive, Potdmi).
Revma, dry, deep-sunken river-bed.
Skala, 1. landing-place or quay (Ital¬
ian marina'); 2. rough rocky path
Taxiarchi, the three Archangels Ga¬
briel, Michael, and Raphael.
Trias (Triada), Trinity.
Vouni (pi. vouni), mountain.
Kdto, below, Lower-
Epano, above, Upper-