Kolonaki, the aristocratic district of the centre, was, is and will be the first choice for any bon viveur, but also a really lively source of culture and quality entertainment. Traditionally it was considered the area of the elite, however today that is not true since Kolonaki, without losing its aristocratic aura, is an area open to all and ideal for all tastes. Historically, it took its name from the small pillars that the Turks have placed in the area to conform the Christians. The area has cafes, bars and clubs, chic boutiques and famous fashion houses, galleries and museums, all guaranteeing that will have a great time. The area is the favorite of politicians and artists and is close to Lycabettus and Syntagma square.