We flew into Athens on the last of 4 interconnecting flights (whew!), and after eating we just crashed for the rest of the day. We spent the next day and a half exploring the city, initially via the included bus tour and then eventually on foot. The city was a vast sprawling busy metropolis with little pockets of ancient ruins interspersed. With our limited time we didn't see nearly everything, and had no time to go to any adjoining parts of the mainland before we were off to our first island.
Near The AcropolisOld and NewThe ErechtheumStill StandingKristen in AthensAthens Panorama