Admission to the Site: The Sounion archaeological site is open daily from 9 a.m. to sunset.

Getting There: It’s possible to drive to Sounion or to take a local bus from Athens.

Where to Stay: Most tourists stay in Athens and make a day trip to Sounion. In Athens, try the Grand Bretagne Hotel, which has been offering superb hospitality for well over 100 years. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly (telephone: 011–30-1–333-000) or by calling their U.S. representative, Leading Hotels of the World (telephone: 1–800-223–6800).

Where to Dine: Good tavernas abound in Athens. A few suggestions include: O Platanos (located near the Plaka at #4 Diogenous), Ta Tria Tetara at #25 Oikonomou, and “26” on Makriyanni, close to the Acropolis. For authentic native cuisine, there’s Ancient Taste, at #22 Kodratou; here you can feast on the same dishes that ancient Athenians enjoyed, including slices of pork stuffed with plums and swordfish in berry sauce.