I. PRACTICAL HINTS.
kolon, Sun. 1.30 p.m. C/2 hr.); Zante, Sun. 4.30 p.m. (9>A nrs.); Kyllene,
Mon. 4 a.m. C/2 hr.); Mesolonghi, Mon. 6.30 a.m. (1 hr.); Patras, Mon. 9 a.m.
— In the reverse direction: from Patras on Tues. at 2 a.m.; Kyllene, Tues.
6 a.m. C/z hr.); Zante, Tues. 8 a.m. (1 hr.); Katdkolon, Tues. 11.30 a.m.
O/2 hr ); Kyparissia, Tues. 2.30 p.m. C/2 hr.); Hagia Kyriake, Tues. 4.30 p.m
C/2 hr.); Marathos, Tues. 6p.m. CAhr.); Pylos, Tues. 7.30 p.m. (7V2hrs.);
Kordne, Wed. 6.30 a.m. CAhr.); Kalamata, Wed. 8.30 a.m. (IV2 hr.); Gy¬
theion, Wed. 6.30 p.m. (I72 hr.); Piraeus, Thurs. 8 a.m.
b. Argolic Line. Steamers twice weekly, leaving the Piraeus at 7 a.m.
on Mon. and Thurs., to ^Egina, Methana, Poros, Hydra, Spetsae, Cheli, and
Nauplia, touching on Mon. at Leonidi also.
c. Euboea and Volo Lines.
1. Steamers weekly, leaving the Piraeus at 7 p.m. on Tues. for Lau¬
rion (Tues. 10.30 p.m.; 'A hr.); Aliviri, Wed. 4 a.m. (l>/2 hr.); Chalkis,
Wed. 7 a.m. (1 hr.); Limne, Wed. 10.30 a.m. CA hr); Stylida, Wed.
2.30 p.m. (1 hr.); Volo, Wed. 8 p.m. — In the reverse direction: from Volo
on Thurs. at noon; Stylida, Thurs. 5 p.m. (7 hrs.): Chalkis, Frid. 6 a.m.
C/2 hr.); Aliviri, Frid. 9 am. C/4 hr.); Laurion, Frid. 1 p.m. C/2 hr.);
Piraeus, Frid. 5 p.m.
2. Steamers weekly, leaving the Piraeus at 7 p.m. on Sat.; Laurion,
10.30p.m. C/2hr.); Aliviri, Sun. 4 a.m. CAhr.); Chalkis, Sun. 7a.m.
(L hr.); Limne, Sun. 10.30 a.m. C/2 hr.); Stylida, Sun. 2.30 p.m. (1 hr.);
Volo, Sun. 8 p.m. — In the reverse direction: from Volo on Mon. at 11 a.m.;
Almyrd, Mon. at noon (1/2 hr.); Oreds, Mon. 3 p.m. C/4 hr.); Stylida, Mon.
7 p.m. (3 hrs.); Limne, Tues. 2 a.m. CA hr.); Chalkis. Tues. 5 a.m. (1 hr.);
Aliviri, Tues. 8.30 a.m. C/2 hr.); Laurion, Tues. 1 p.m. C/2 hr.); Piraeus,
Tues. 5 p.m.
3. Steamers weekly, leaving the Piraeus at 8 p.m. on Thurs.; Laurion,
Thurs. 11.30 p.m. CAhr.); Chalkis, Frid. 6 a.m. (lhr.); Volo, Frid. 5 p.m.
— In the reverse direction: from Volo on Frid. at 10 p.m.; Chalkis, Sat.
6 a.m. C/2 hr.); Piraeus, Sat. 3.30 p.m.
d. Cyclades Line. Steamers weekly, leaving the Piraeus at 7 a.m. on
Sat., to Kythnos, Syros, and Tenos, and returning at 7 a.m. on Tues.
e. Line of the Saronic Gulf. Steamers daily (except Sun.) at 2 p.m.
from the Piraeus to jEgina and Poros, returning at 7 a.m. from Poros to
^Egina and Piraeus.
4. Serpieri Steamboat Company; office at the Piraeus, in the
Steamers from the Piraeus on Sun., Tues., and Frid. at 7 a.m. to
JEgina, Poros, Hydra, Spetsae, and Nauplia. From Nauplia on Mon.,Wed.,
and Sat. at 5 a.m. back by the same route to the Piraeus.
c. Season. Plan of Tour. Public Security.
The choice of the proper season is of the greatest importance in
determining the success of a visit to Greece. A tour in the interior
should be attempted neither in the rainy months of winter (from the
beginning or middle of November to the beginning or middle of
March; comp. p. xxix) nor in the hot months of summer (middle
of June to beginning of September), when the evils mentioned at
p. xiii are at their height. The best season for such a journey
is either spring (end of March to end of May or beginning of June)
or autumn (Sept., Oct., and sometimes the first half of Nov.).
Athens, where most tourists naturally make their first acquaintance
with Greek life and habits, may be conveniently visited in De¬
cember and January, as rainy days can be pleasantly spent in its
collections of antiquities. The stay in Athens is In every way the
finest part of a visit to Greece. To have visited the Acropolis and