This edition is exclusively designed for foreign visitors to our country. We have reduced the subject matter of the corresponding Greek book to include only those subjects which are of interest to the average foreign reader, who wishes to get a complete picture of the location s/he visits without being burdened with details which only concern specialists.
We believe that visitors to Greece, some more, some less, are aware of the range and importance of the role, which this country has played in the development of world civilization. They also know the dimension (both metaphorically and literally) of the country's history. Consequently, they must appreciate the attempt we have made to condense the elements of the history of Evia, which was and still is one of the most significant areas of Greece. [...]
(from the prologue of the book)