The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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Luis-in-Arizona
Gilbert, AZ598 contributions
Aug 2019
We visited the Windmills at Mykonos in June 2019. If you go to Mykonos you must visit the famous windmills on the horizon next to the city and take a classic photo of the place. The windmills are linked to Mykonos, as it is the island of winds. As in many Greek island towns, Mykonos' windmills harness this natural power to grind grain to supply its ships with food. Five of them stand along a ridge called Kato Myloi at the top of town, overlooking Little Venice. It is worth going up to where the windmills are, take some close-up photos, and from there take photos towards Little Venice next to the sea. I would recommend going at sunset as you will get beautiful sky backgrounds for your photos. It is very interesting to see how the designs of the windmills could represent this country. The blades of the Mykonos windmills are like ship's sails,
Written July 24, 2020
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Nicolas C
Limassol City, Cyprus891 contributions
Aug 2020
Windmills for Mykonos are what Eiffel tower is for Paris. They are the all time classic symbol of Mykonos, known as the island of winds!

Built on the hill overseeing the old port of Mykonos and Little Venice, they can be seen from all ships arriving in Mykonos.

The surrounding area is open to the public who can walk on the dirt path up the small hill and take pictures or just enjoy the view from the Windmills area.

Best time to visit the Windmills is at night, when the lights create a retro ambience, whereby you can see the moon, the stars, the windmills and of course the city of Mykonos from the top of the hill.
Written August 15, 2020
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada8,732 contributions
Sep 2021
These windmills are the perfect photo opportunity in Mykonos. They are visible from almost everywhere in town.
They were built by the Venetians, mostly in the 16th century, and used to mill wheat. Mykonos was a very poor island and the milling of wheat was an important source of income for them. Some of the windmills are now private residences, one is a museum and some seem abandoned.
Be aware that one must climb a number of steps to reach the windmills, although a good view is available from below.
Written December 20, 2021
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GBJ-Cookies
South Shields, UK1,307 contributions
Oct 2021
Located just a short walk from town the old flour mills are the symbol of Mykonos.
Ironically enough it was very windy on the day we visited. Only one of the mills was open and you could walk up the winding staircase, minding your head as you climbed.
Once inside you could see the old workings and there was a bench to rest your legs.
The view from the mills affords a great view of the town and port, well worth a visit and it's free, aside from leaving a donation.
Written October 27, 2021
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Turquoise
8 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
It is very near to the city so you can go there take some pictures look at the beautiful landscape from the top of the hill then Walk down the beautiful charming coloured tiny streets tipical from Greek islands and stop anywhere to drink something. here is an alternative of going to the beach although the most beautiful part of this Island ...are the beaches , Downtown is charming .
Written August 4, 2020
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Arvind S
Hamburg, Germany517 contributions
Jun 2021
Just by Little Venice stand these 5 or 6 windmills. These are not traditional windmills that you would see in the Netherlands, but a bit special ones. These have about 10 blades, while those in the Netherlands have just 4.

The better part is, you can see the vast expanse of Agean Sea from here, and Little Venice just down below the hill. Spend some time here in the early morning when the view is clearer. In the evening the sun sets directly opposite and that restricts the view. But that is my preference.
Written October 28, 2021
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TravellingGail2017
Ontario, Canada79 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Worth seeing for the history factor. It's close to a taxi stand so it's easy to get to. Close to the myriad of narrow streets for fun shopping. It's hard to get pictures without a lot of people in them since it's a popular photo opportunity for everyone.
Written May 23, 2022
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Travelingjohn123
Peterlee, UK2,275 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The most well known site on Mykonos and the place to come for your Facebook and Instagram photos. Very beautiful and photogenic and therefore it attracts crowds but should still be possible to get an angle for the photos without crowds of tourists blocking the view. They the little beach in front as the windmills look different from there and it is less crowded.
Written October 17, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia12,783 contributions
Sep 2021
The most famous landmark of Mykonos is set just above the old town and the overrated and expensive "Little Venice".
There are 6 of them in a row making a perfect photo op - the one you see in Mykonos ads. In one of them you can enter making a small donation.
Written November 14, 2021
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BillPNo1
Friendswood, TX690 contributions
Jul 2019
We visited the Windmills at Mykonos last summer and they were as fascinating as when we had seen them several years ago. This trip, they appeared to have been spruced up with fresh whitewash and generally looked a bit sharper.
This is probably the most notable and picturesque attraction in Mykonos.
Written April 22, 2020
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