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Identifier: neareastdalmatia00hich
Title: The near East; Dalmatia, Greece and Constantinople
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: Hichens, Robert Smythe, 1864-1950 Guérin, Jules Vallée, 1866-1946, ill
Subjects: Dalmatia (Croatia) — Description and travel Greece — Description and travel Athens (Greece) — Description and travel Istanbul (Turkey) — Description and travel
Publisher: New York : The Century Co.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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ight of summer, whenmany of them go to Kephisia and Phalerum, andothers to the islands, or to the baths near Corinth fora cure, they seem well content to remain withintheir city. They are governed, it seems, by fashion,like those who dwell in less-favored lands. When Iwas in Athens the weather was usually magnificentand often very hot. Yet Phalerum, perhaps half anhour by train from Constitution Square, was de-serted. In the vast hotel there I found only two orthree children, in the baths half a dozen swimmers.The pleasure-boats lay idle by the pier. I asked thereason of this—why at evening dusty Athens wascrammed with strollers, and the pavements wereblack with people taking coffee and ices, while de-lightful Phalerum, with its cooler air and its limpidwaters, held no one but an English traveler? The season is over, was the only reply I re-ceived, delivered with a grave air of finality. I triedto argue the matter, and suggested that anxiety I02 THE TEMPLE OF ATHENE, ISLAND OF ^GINA

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