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Oct 2, 2018
“Windmill Walk”
Aug 5, 2018
“Wonderful line of old windmills near Emporio”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Emporio 847 03, Greece
+30 698 601 8966
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

It was fascinating to walk along the road with all the windmills. Amazing views along the way and also a really interesting nature walk. The windmills are fascinating and in different states of repair with some transformed into gorgeous homes and some in ruin

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

At lunch in Akrotiri I had seen a line of derelict windmills along a crest and was determined to find them and photograph them. I had seen rows of old windmills, used to ground flour on high ridges before in Spain and Mykonos. But this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Great view of both southeast and southwest side of the island. Beautiful sun rising and even more beautiful sunset!!!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Take time to find the small road that drives up past the 8 windmills on the hill above Emporio. They are lovely to see, and the views from up there are stunning.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Diana W
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

The windmills are not overly interesting but the views you get over Perissa and Emporio, as well as the boats in the sea around Vlychada, make them worth a visit. There are vineyards and a couple of pretty churches too. If you're staying in Emporio...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 221claireh
Reviewed June 13, 2017

You travel through some vineyards on your way to these windmills - which are interesting to examine, particularly the traditional way of cropping the vines almost to ground level, in a basket form - and there is a small church close to the top, but...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Marshall B
Reviewed February 24, 2017

On the Gavrilos hill, there are 8 old windmills that have now be abandoned. The wind here blows strongly, and the windmills have been repared several times before being finally replaced by new technologies. There is nothing much to see here, but the atmosphere is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank BurgerQueen78
Reviewed August 20, 2016

We made a short stop here in our way to Pyrgos.Don't waste your time,there's nothing to see.Only the abandoned ruins of some former windmills.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank zuv
Reviewed September 22, 2015

Greece is known for its windmills and Santorini has a couple, most notably in Oia, which are still standing but the windmills on a ridge above Emporio are less than spectacular. While the windmills are listed as a tourist attraction in some tourist brochures and...More

Date of experience: July 2015
4  Thank Gary M
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