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met with the same fate from Theseus. According to the Megareans,
however, Skiron was the builder of the first safe road here. At the
small village of (38J/2 M.) Kineta we reach a small plain with pine-
woods. — 43*/2 M. Hagii Theodori probably occupies the site of
Krommyon, the haunt of the man-eating sow slain by Theseus. An
inscribed tombstone to Philostrata, built into the chapel-wall, and
some scattered heaps of stones are the only remains of the ancient
little town, to which the whole of this district belonged. — As we
proceed we enjoy a continuous view of the Saronic Gulf and the
mountains of Epidauros. On the island of Evraeonisi is the ruin of
a mediaeval fortress. — 40*^ M. Kalamaki, see p. 232.
The train now turns inland, crosses the new canal (p. 242) by
a bridge 230 ft. high, and reaches —
57 M. Corinth, see p. 228. Passengers going farther have gen¬
erally to change carriages here.
13. From Corinth to Delphi via. Itea.
From Corinth to Itea steamer in 4*/2 hrs.; the vessels of the Pan-
hellenios Co. (p. xx a) start on Mon. and Frid. (returning on Sun. night and
Tues.) and those of the Hellenic Co. (p. xix) on Sun. and Wednesday. —
Most of the steamers reach Itea in the evening, and the night should be
spent at Sdlona (p. 153). Thence on horseback to Delphi in 3>/2 hrs., from
Itea direct in 2'/2 hrs. Not less than half-a-day should be devoted to Delphi.
Corinth, see p. 228. The steamboat-quay is '/jM. from the
station. Passengers with through-tickets for Itea are taken on to
the steamer by rail; cab 1 fr.
The Gulf of Corinth resembles an extensive lake. To the right
rises the long serrated form of the Hera Akraea, now called Hagios
Nikdlaos, with its white chapel. On the left stretches the fertile
Achaian coast (comp. pp. 32, 31), backed by a range of graduated
heights over which towers the rocky and generally snow-capped
Kyllene (the modern Ziria; 7790 ft.; p. 227), while the peak of
Erymanthos (7300 ft. ; p. 227) rises in the distance. On the right,
farther on, the coast is formed by steep cliffs and abrupt promontories,
with the bare rounded summits of the broad Helicon group (5150 ft.)
above ; farther off the steep crags of Parnassos (8070 ft.) rear them¬
selves over the flat green Kirphis (4166 ft.).
Rounding the promontory of Opous, the steamer enters the bay
of Galaxidi, known to the ancients as the Gulf of Kirrha orKrissa.
To the N.W. we catch a glimpse of Salona (p. 147), half-hidden
among olive groves. To the left, beyond a blunt promontory, is Gal¬
axidi (p. 32), with its ship-building yards. The village of Magoula,
on the right, occupies the site of Kirrha, once the port of Krissa,
and afterwards a dependency of Delphi. The steamer stops at —
Itea (400 inhab.), the landing-place for Salona, which lies
7l/-i M. inland. Disembarkation by small boat, including luggage,
1 fr. There are several poor caf6s and eating-houses near the har¬
bour. Horses and mules for Delphi (4-5 fr.) and carriages for Sa-