We finished our first day in Athens by visiting the Ancient Agora, just North of the Acropolis.
Getting here involved a lovely walk through some cafes and past a few pretty sights – including the ruins of the Library of Paintainos and some interesting street art.
Once we reached the entrance we spent around an hour exploring the interesting ruins and structures of the Ancient Agora. First we crossed over he remains of the old drainage system, which still helps to carry away rainwater today!
Towards the south of the site, we explored the pretty Byzantine Church of the Holy Apostles, which was not only attractive from the outside but also contained some well-preserved frescoes and iconostasis inside.