While Athens sprawls, its historic core survives. After climbing the majestic Acropolis, prowling the Plaka, and cheering Greece’s best folk dancers, we take some easy trips outside the city. We make a pilgrimage to the famed oracle of Delphi and tour a beautiful medievalmonastery. Then it’s off to the Peloponnesian Peninsula, where we scope out Nafplion’s charming port and visit the epic ruins of King Agamemnon in the ancient capital ofMycenae. Along the way, we investigate local superstitions and sample tangy specialty treats. Tip: Finding great Greek food, traditional and contemporary.