Mykonos Windmills

As your boat cruises into the harbor and bounces along the choppy waters of Mykonos, large white windmills come into view as your eyes graze the coastline. The windmill is a renowned landmark of Mykonos, a beautiful island off the coast of Greece. Initially built in the 16th century by the Venetians, these windmills’ primary function was to mill wheat, which was used as a source of trade and income for the inhabitants of the island.  Nowadays the windmills are no longer in use (they ceased production in the 20th century) however they are continually restored as a symbol of the island and some have even been converted into museums.

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13 responses to “Mykonos Windmills

  1. M.E

    Beautiful Mykonos 🙂

    Got a couple of posts on the magical island, hope you can check them out 😉

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  2. Wow, they are absolutely gorgeous! I am so jealous of all your adventures

  3. Greece was one of the last places we made it to on our epic European adventure a couple of years ago… unfortunately we didn’t get to visit Mykonos, but instead went to a little island called Paxos. Imagine olive groves, crumbling stone walls, cliffside pathways and donkeys… it was lovely.

    I’ve just found your blog and love it… I think the only way to live is to experiece the world and will be avidly following your travels!
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    • Your description of Paxos sounds incredible. Did you get there by boat? I will have to do some research on that island. It sounds absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Amazing. They look like spiderwebs!

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  5. oh you’re killing me with these! I’m going to Mykonos very soon!

    • Oh my! You are going to LOVE it. By the way, I had the best coconut gelato I have ever had in my life there. It is at a little shop down the street from the bus station that takes you to all the beaches. You should definitely try it!

  6. how incredible. you must be having the most amazing time 🙂 enjoy every minute

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  7. I have just discovered your blog and I’m enjoying it a lot!! Like your pics your choose!! Enjoy and have fun!
    xo, Clochet.

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