to which many of the data in the Handbook are liable. He
will therefore highly appreciate any corrections or suggestions
with which travellers may favour him, especially if the result
of their own observation.
The Maps and Plans of the Handbook have also been
subjected to careful revision and correction. Eight of those
in the present edition have either been re-drawn or are en¬
tirely new. The map of the Kingdom of Hellas at the end of
the volume, on a scale of 1:1,000,000, is founded upon the map
of the Imperial Geographical Institute of Vienna (1:300,000;
p. cvi), with numerous modifications and additions. The
French orthography of the names (comp. p. xli) has been
adopted because the map is used also in the French and
German editions of the Handbook. The same remark applies
to several of the plans, with the additional reason that the
French names of the streets are occasionally employed as
alternatives to the Greek ones.
Distances by railway or high-road are given approxi¬
mately in English miles (5/8Engl. mile = nearly 1 Chiliometron
or kilometre). Where the time between two places is given
instead of the distance, the reference, unless expressly stated
to be otherwise, is to the ordinary mode of locomotion in
Greece, viz. on horseback. As the pace is invariably a walk,
an hour rarely means more than three English miles, and fre¬
quently means less (comp. p. xvii). — Heights are given in
the text and in the maps with English orthography in English
feet, in the maps with French orthography in metres (1 Engl. ft.
= 0.3048 metre, Greek Mitron; 1 metre = 3.281 Engl, ft., or
about 3 ft. 3y3 in.). The Populations are those ascertained
by the latest census.
A list of the modern Greek topographical and other terms
occurring most frequently in the text is given at p. xviii- For
hints as to the pronunciation of modern Greek, see pp. xxix, xli.
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to intimate that a character for fair dealing and courtesy to¬
wards travellers is the sole passport to his commendation,
and that advertisements of every kind are strictly excluded
from his Handbooks. Hotel-owners are also warned against
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