After a few days we OD'd on the crowds in the old city and we took the bus to a different part of town that had been recommended to us at the tourist office as a nice spot; I believe it was the Lapad neighborhood. It turned out to be a pedestrian walkway that passed various restos and bars and went down to the waterfront; then the path continued along the water for quite a while past houses and then hotels.
Me, down by the water. It was a bit chilly, although not too cold for the German tourists.
I could see where all of the cruise ships hide.