Our first port of call was Katakolon, Greece. It was once a fishing village but now mostly caters to the cruise ships that come into port. This is what it looked like when the ship came into port.
The entire main street (which runs about 4 blocks) is wall to wall shops with jewelry, clothing, souvineers, etc. I found Taverna Tzimhe, a colorful place along another road and sat on my painting stool to sketch it. The waitresses and the owner all came over to see what I was doing and to chat.
Of course when I finished I needed to go and sit in the shade and have a drink.
I sat right on that shady patio.
I also painted one of the typical white Greek houses in the town. I loved the strong shadows on the white building.
The following day we stopped at Heraklion, Greece. It was about a 20 minute walk into town. The most scenic area seemed to be along the water.
The fishing boats were colorful.
I found a spot in the center of the city with a view of the roof of St. Titus the Apostle Church.
Tomorrow I will take you to Istanbul, so come back.