The scientific exploration of Greece was still in its infancy in the 19th century when Habbo Gerhard Lolling set off on his journey. There were still many regions and their ruins to discover and describe. Lolling had an important assignment: he was to write the first "Baedeker" travel guide to Greece. Karl Baedeker (1801-1859) founded this seris of travel guides, which are still printed today, in 1832 and thus created a global brand. Precise descriptions, a concise style, informative maps and plans characterize the series. [...] (Από τον αγγλικό πρόλογο του βιβλίου).