The Acropolis Museum itself is, of course, magnificent. Years in development, Bernard Tschumi’s concrete and glass colossus rose between Koukaki apartment buildings to emerge on a level with the Acropolis, the top-floor gallery of Parthenon statues lined up with where they once stood. Whether or not you have time to do the full museum tour, don’t miss the restaurant/café. Get a restaurant ticket at the foyer (no charge), zoom up in the lift, walk through the somewhat corporate canteen-style interior, and emerge onto the verandah face-to-face with the Parthenon. Gleaming cool alabaster by day, it’s ethereal after dark (on Fridays the café is open till midnight). Even without that million-dollar view, there would still be reason to visit the Acropolis museum restaurant. It serves creative dishes that highlight regional produce and add a spin to overworked classics, accompanied by an inspiring wine list, at prices that are modest given the location. Compared to the frankly dispiriting mass-produced and microwaved fare prevalent around Plaka, the museum restaurant comes near top of any best-restaurant list in the area. Think Cycladic cherry tomato salad with capers and pickled artichokes, smoked trout from Epirus with taramosalata (fish roe dip) and rocket, or Cretan butter risotto with cured lamb, accompanied by a glass of aromatic Moschofilero wine. There’s a children’s menu too, and a variety of soft drinks and coffees if you just wish to sit and sip while feasting your eyes on the vista.