Sketch 3: Bakery; The Hotspot of a Greek Village
Updated: Apr 14, 2020
I woke up at 6 to enjoy the sunrise. The village was slow and sleepy. In a need of my morning kick, I headed to Roxana's Bakery; the heart of the village. It is open 24/7, impossible to miss, with everyone having a reason to come by. Our accommodation owner comes daily for a scoop of ice-cream. The passing-by hikers get water and snacks, tourists buy their bus tickets. There is always life at Roxana's, and there is a strong sense of community and belonging.
This morning, I found Roxana engaged in conversation with a local dustman/fisherman/probably also a homeless. To their excitement, I sketched. Afterwards, I got a very Greek (and rather average) coffee with a warm Spanakopita (Greek spinach pie) and headed to begin my day at the beach. For me, this morning was as good as it gets.
My mum enjoying her Spanakopita breakfast on the beach...
Location: Sougia, Greece
Daytime: 6:30 am