A Handbook for Travellers in Greece

A Handbook for Travellers in Greece

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...of the polygons are equal to cubes of 2$ and 3 feet, and tlio beauty and accuracy of the workmanship are admirable." Proceeding W., we arrive at a small gate in a retired angle of the walls leading to a largo cavern in the rocks, full of water very clear and deep, but which, as the sides of the cavern are perpendicular, is inaccessible. It is called one of the ancient cisterns of the city, but seems entirely the work of nature. The view of the surrounding country from the summit of the tower abovementioned, as also from the wooded banks of the cistern, is very extensive and striking. It is obvious that the sea formerly flowed over a great portion of the existing plain and marshes, which have been coated by the alluvial deposits of the Achelous. The river winds greatly in the latter part of its course. About two-thirds of the distance between Trikardho and Kallcitza--a steep and woody mountain--is a rocky insulated hill, like that of Trikardho, and also covered with trees and bushes. On another insulated hill, N.E. of the marsh, stands the monastery of Lezini, which gives its name to the reedy lake. Beyond the cistern above-mentioned, following the walls of CEniacuo for a short distance, we arrive at what is called traditionally Vie port; which, though at present only a marshy pool, was evidently once filled by an inlet, or creek, reaching from the open sea at the island of Petala, but which now extends only to within about 2 m. of the ruins. Anchors, and other parts of ancient galleys, have been found at this spot The banks are rocky and steep, overgrown with trees, and festooned with creeping plants. The most rcmurkable part of the ruins of (Enindie is the gate whicli led from the port to the city, terminating in an obliquo passage through...show more

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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 603g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647009
  • 9781236647009