The central neighbourhoods each offer a different flavour of Athens life. The district of Plaka, which lies on the foothills of the Acropolis, is a peaceful quarter where many authentic open-air restaurants can be found. Monastiraki, which is also roughly in the same area, is more bustling and is home to a popular flea market. If chic boutiques, classy cafes and vibrant restaurants are your thing, then the upmarket district of Kolonaki is for you. For an authentic view of old Athens, head to the neighbourhood of Psiri. There you’ll find Neoclassical buildings and pretty paved streets. It is a popular nightlife spot, particularly for its clubs and the taverns. Omonia Square is well located within walking distance of the Greek Parliament and National Gardens park. It’s a typical student neighbourhood, complete with vibrant bars and affordable restaurants. Down at the waterfront, the port neighbourhood of Piraeus is a modern dynamic part of the city.