Hugging the coastline is this colorful row of houses with balconies that overhang the sea. This neighborhood is Mikri Venetia, more commonly called Little Venice. Some of these were built in the mid-18th century by wealthy ship captains and merchants who wanted direct access to the water. Today they are filled with small shops, restaurants and pubs. It is a popular but expensive place to have a drink but the glorious sunsets over the Alefkandra harbor are worth the extra money. It is no surprise this picturesque area is also the artists’ quarter.