May 28

Breakfast at hotel. Meet with your guide & depart for National Archaeological Museum. It is the largest archaeological museum in Greece & one of the most important museums in the world, regarding the ancient Greek art. It houses the most important artifacts from many archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. You will see the prehistoric, Cycladic & Mycenaean collection, the Greek statues & sculptures, the pottery collection, the wall paintings from Santorini & the Roman galleries. After the visit to the Museum, transfer to Plaka area for some free time for lunch. Then depart of a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, exploring Attica beyond Athens. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kms) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon destination. The Cape’s Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world, extending all the way to Kea & the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 BC & many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffiti left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea. On the way back to Athens, dinner will be offered in a local seaside restaurant. Overnight in Athens.