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Windmill -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Tripiti, Milos, Cyclades, South Aegean

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JY C
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A corner of paradise”
Reviewed September 5, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Milos was our first stop of our vacations and staying at the windmill was the best way to start. It was a great experience in an enchanting environment. The hosts were very helpful and the morning local treats were greatly appreciated. The view is fantastic and the windmill is a walking distance from Tripiti and Plaka. We will return to Milos and will stay at the windmill again. Thanks again to our hosts.

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DV2708
Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent stay with amazing view”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We spent four nights at Drouga's Windmill in Trypiti. The location is absolutely stunning with a 360• view on the island of Milos. This family owned windmill is beautifully renovated in a traditional style. We were warmly welcomed by Mrs Drouga who is a wonderful and extremely sweet host. When we arrived the fridge was full with refreshments, home-made goodies, marmelades and fruits from the garden. The bed, pillows and sheets are top quality as well as every object in the windmill which seems carefully and lovingly selected. On top of all the above, the whole place is extremely clean with a daily service provided by Mrs Drouga herself. We couldn't thank her enough for this unforgettable stay and we definetely recommend this place for a family or two couples. Truly exceptional!

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DS246
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Maria saved our trip.”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
5
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Our children aged 8, 10, and 11 loved the windmill. The owners were fantastic. They greeted us with a warm smile and a lovely welcome. It was great to find the fridge stocked and a bowl of beautiful apricots from their tree waiting for us in the kitchen. Two of my kids and I were sick with gastro before we got to Milos and Maria made us all warm soup and checked up on us everyday. I'm sure it was her soup that did the trick. I couldn't thank her enough. She obviously loves her windmill and enjoys so much helping people. We would most definitely stay there again. In fact I wouldn't consider anywhere else. Another thing is it is in such a picturesque part of Milos and close to everything you may need.

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Liked best: It was like a home away from home. Hospitality with a bonus
Liked least: We couldn't change plans to stay longer and enjoy it more.
Traveling group: Young Children
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dmhLondon
London
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“Hilltop hideaway”
Reviewed June 8, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
4
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Each stone has been lovingly rebuilt by the owner himself to create this authentic Milos “windmill” holiday home. Everything about its construction has been done with minute attention to detail and taste. Location is perfect and views stunning. Just to have the chance to stay in Drougas Windmill was such a privilege.

The main mill building consists of a living area, small but beautifully formed, and 2 bedrooms one on each floor above. Also a small bathroom with toilet and basin.

In the annexe, just across the patio area, is a well equipped kitchen with small dining area as well as a good size bathroom with shower. The garden is a joy and I should imagine in the very hot days of summer would be comfortable as the inevitable wind (clue in the name!) would cool all occupants.

We were welcomed by the charming owners themselves who live locally. In the kitchen was all manner of supplies in a well presented “welcome pack” to get us started including some lovely local sweet delicacies.

I can very strongly recommend this property. I cannot imagine how it could ever score less than a full 5 stars!

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Liked best: Private local ownership lovingly managing and serving the property
Liked least: As if there could be anything not to like
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amichaell
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Gorgeous Windmill”
Reviewed September 8, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
3
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Milos Drouga, a beautiful family run Windmill was just ideal for a much needed relaxing holiday. From the breathtaking views, to the superb decor - I would gladly recommend this place to anyone looking for a lovely and calm island summer break. Furthermore the owners Mr & Mrs Drouga were lovely and very helpful. Both my partner and I, and our friends will definitely be returning next summer.

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Liked best: It was super clean!
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
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Athens, Greece
Reviewed July 25, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Traveling group: Teenagers
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NinjaExpl...
San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“The”
Reviewed July 19, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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The Drouga Windmill is nothing short of spectacular. My wife and I stayed in the windmill during our honeymoon and couldn't have been more blown away by the windmill and it's views. The beautifully restored windmill is literally atop the island of Milos and has absolutely gorgeous 360 views of the island and surrounding seascape.

The 2 bedrooms in the windmill + full bathroom and kitchen in the neighboring annex are meticulously maintained by the Drouga family. It has several patio areas with some of the most spectacular views I've ever seen that make for an epic place to have a drink, a meal, or just to relax and take in the scenery.

Anna manages the property and is extremely friendly and was quick to respond to every email. Her mother stopped by to hand off and pickup the keys and was also extremely warm and hospitable.

Downtown Tripiti is just a 10-15 minute walk away and has half a dozen or so restaurants and bars. It can get a little bit windy in the summer, but it didn't take away from our love of staying at the windmill a bit.

If you're visiting Milos, I couldn't imagine a more amazing place to stay than the Drouga Windmill.

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Liked best: The 360 views of Milos
Liked least: Having to leave!
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