The Windmills (Kato Milli)
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
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  • Zanderzaidan
    East Sussex, United Kingdom506 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Windmills
    This the iconic attraction in Mykonos and as expected it can get pretty packed. However most people come take a picture and leave so if you hang around enough you can find some moments of peace and quiet. The views from here to the town are great and it’s particularly nice at sunset. Bring a couple of beers have a sit and enjoy the view!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Megan
    Malinta, Ohio124 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Views
    The windmills are an iconic attraction in Mykonos, offering some great water views and views of "Little Venice." They can get pretty crowded and you cannot enter any of the windmills, but it still is a nice place to visit. It is a bit of a walk from the cruise port but it is a fun walk with the opportunity to wander and explore.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 17, 2023
  • rfamily9
    Acworth, Georgia1,619 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic views of this Greece iconic area!
    It should be noted that the Windmills, Little Vience and Matoyianni Street are all short walks for even those with health issues like us. If you can take a bus or taxi down to the windmills its all down hill to little Vience. I loved the windmills and took a picture that will hang in our home! I understand it stays windy here so be prepared as we were. Our location for the picture is a good place to get five of the windmills in the same shot. This is something you won’t regret!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
  • Traveller & Foodie
    Montreal, Canada4,321 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and great sunsets
    The famous windmills in Mykonos. The pathway that leads to all the bars and that renowned sunset. It's breathtaking and enjoyable to walk around this area. You don't need to pay the high price at those bars of thirty to forty-five dollars per person to get a front-row seat to see that beautiful sunset. We sat at one of the bars, the first row, to get that stunning view, but it wasn't necessary to pay that amount as there were many places to sit around that area to enjoy that memorable sunset.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 16, 2023
  • Kapil Sood
    Bengaluru, India414 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience, especially in the morning
    While in Mykonos, the best time to get here is in the morning. It looks very pristine, without the crowds and you can get some good clicks. The general area is very well kept and a pleasure to roam around and enjoy the cafes around.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,912 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most Photographed Sight in Mykonos
    The 6 windmills that stand in a row, overlooking the sea by Little Venice, are probably the most famous sight on Mykonos. There are other windmills scattered across Mykonos but these six, standing together in a line, are iconic. What you see here are traditional windmills, the oldest of them dating back to the 16th century. They are heavy, stone structures, circular in shape and with white-washed bodies. They all have three stories, teeny-weeny windows and a cone-like thatched roof. Each one has 12 wooden struts or blades that once had fabric sails. The struts are still there but not the fabric sails. You can walk right up to them and explore the area around them but you can’t go inside. The view from the windmills is spectacular. From here we could look down upon the curve of whitewashed houses, bars and restaurants that make up Little Venice and we could sit and gaze out across the Aegean Sea. There’s plenty of space to on the grassy slope or the low stone wall to sit and soak up the view but as the sun starts drop in the sky, people start to flock in to watch the sunset. We were there early enough to find a spot on the wall and we sat, dangling our legs over the side, watching as the sky slowly changed colour and the sun set over the water. It was as lovely as it sounds.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 12, 2023
  • James R
    32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic Windmills of Mykonos
    The windmills are easy to find and get to. Following GPS is the easiest as the alley ways of Mykonos wind around. Basically the windmills are an iconic landmark. We arrived by cruise ship. The ship shuttle dropped us off at the old port and we walked 10-15 minutes We spent only a few hours in the morning in Mykonos and found this part of the island very quaint. If one was staying over I can see why it would be a lovely area to spend the evening
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 30, 2023
  • JJJourneys
    Singapore, Singapore2,508 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply iconic!!
    The iconic windmills of Mykonos are a must-see when visiting the island. They are located at the fringe of Little Venice and easily visible from afar. Perfect place to come and catch the sunset, though do note that the late afternoon/evening setting sun casts a backlight on the windmills. Sadly, I did not stay long in Mykonos to find out what time of day casts the best light on the windmills for great shots.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 30, 2023
  • Ash
    Europe154 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Windmills Chalte Chalte
    Absolutely delightful if you can manage to catch the sunset without the crowds as we did. For all my Bollywood friends this was where the movie Chalte Chalte had a romantic song shot here and you can relive that amongst these windmills and the church on the way. Great photo opportunity go early or go,late and capture the windmills with Little Venice down below.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 1, 2023
  • Scottish-Hidden-Gems🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💎
    Ayrshire, United Kingdom9,042 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque
    The windmills are beautiful and very picturesque, we got off the cruise ship early and walked straight here to avoid the crowds. It only took about 10 mins if you passed through all the little narrow streets. It was so easy to find. It's definitely worth a visit!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 10, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Traveller & Foodie
Montreal, Canada4,321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The famous windmills in Mykonos. The pathway that leads to all the bars and that renowned sunset. It's breathtaking and enjoyable to walk around this area. You don't need to pay the high price at those bars of thirty to forty-five dollars per person to get a front-row seat to see that beautiful sunset. We sat at one of the bars, the first row, to get that stunning view, but it wasn't necessary to pay that amount as there were many places to sit around that area to enjoy that memorable sunset.

Written September 16, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The windmills are beautiful and very picturesque, we got off the cruise ship early and walked straight here to avoid the crowds.
It only took about 10 mins if you passed through all the little narrow streets. It was so easy to find.
It's definitely worth a visit!
Written November 11, 2023
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GBJ-Cookies
South Shields, UK1,759 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,595 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK16,537 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Standing on a low hill above the waves crashing on the shore at Little Venice in Mykonos town, the windmills (Kato Milli) must be one of the most photographed buildings in this picturesque town. Once used for milling flour, when Mykonos was an imprtant trade centre, the windmills (which closed down when the flour trade ceased) have now had a second lease of life as a tourist attract in the new major business of Mykonos; tourism. Well worth seeking out, if only to get yet another photograph.
Written July 19, 2022
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Reed
Orlando, FL2,431 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Seeing the windmills in Mykonos is a must, but really only for the beautiful views and photos that you will get. Plus it gives you a chance to wind around the tiny streets of Mykonos exploring a little as you make your way there. There is a small and overpriced gift shops (there are a 1000 other identical ones throughout the town) and one of the Windmills can be explored for a small fee. We found some shade at the far end and enjoyed the gentle breeze and the people watching.
Written August 30, 2022
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Arvind S
Hamburg, Germany512 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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JJJourneys
Singapore, Singapore2,508 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The iconic windmills of Mykonos are a must-see when visiting the island. They are located at the fringe of Little Venice and easily visible from afar. Perfect place to come and catch the sunset, though do note that the late afternoon/evening setting sun casts a backlight on the windmills. Sadly, I did not stay long in Mykonos to find out what time of day casts the best light on the windmills for great shots.
Written October 31, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,898 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
An iconic spot, a place where everyone takes photos, a place where postcards are made. These pretty windmills are up on a hill, perfect place to catch the wind, and you can see them on the horizon. It takes a bit of effort to hike up to them, some restaurants along the way.
Written February 29, 2024
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