Mykonos Windmills: Details & Tips
The windmills of Mykonos are among the most famous attractions on the island, and the most photographed spots on the island. Once an important part of the island’s economy, the windmills of Mykonos have a long history.
- Let’s find out more about these beautiful buildings gazing at the Aegean Sea.
- There are windmills all around the island but the most famous are the cluster of windmills in the town (Chora) of Mykonos referred as Kato Miloi (meaning windmills located on a lower spot)
- They were built from the 16th century to the early 20th and they were used for grinding agricultural products, such as wheat
- There are 16 windmills on the island of Mykonos, none is operating as of today
- One of them is operating as a museum. It is next to the Folklore museum of Mykonos close to the church of Paraportiani
- The architecture of the windmills is similar as in most Cycladic islands. They have round shape, white colour and small windows
- They all face the north and they are built at spots where the winds blow most of the time
- The windmills on the town (Chora) of Mykonos are the first thing to see when arriving to the port of Mykonos
- Windmills are very popular during sunset time as their spots offer magnificent view to the sunset and the sea
For more information on how to visit the windmills of Mykonos address to the staff of De.light Boutique Hotel. We will be happy to share more tips about this beautiful attraction of the island