In towns on these Greek Islands, the houses are built adjacent to each other and abutting the walkways in front. These walks are paved in a variety of ways and sometimes painted, The houses are mostly painted white--relieved bvy an occcasional light pastel color. It makes a feast for the eye and the lens. It wold seem odd, though, living with your front door right at the sidewalk, and touching the next house. They seem quite small, too, but I never was inside one. They really make you want to pick up crayons or paints, quick!