This article is a translation of the treatise written by Friedrich Wilhelm Hamdorf for the catalogue of the exhibition “Ein griechischer Traum, Leo von Klenze der Archäologe”. The exhibition took place in the Munich Glyptotech in 1985-1986. Here we publish the first part of the treatise, where Hamdorf chronologically records travellers to Greece from the 14th to the 19th century, and the editions of the travellers’ publications.