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Mykonos Windmills: The windmills are the quintessential features of Mykonosí landscape. There are plenty of them that have become a part and parcel of Mykonos. Visitors to Mykonos can see the windmills irrespective of the locale.
From a distance one can easily figure out the windmills, courtesy of their silhouette.

They are primarily concentrated in the neighborhood of Chora and some are also located in and around Alevkantra. These innovative wheels were primarily used for crushing agricultural yields. In all there were 16 such windmills in operation.



They are conspicuous by their snow-white color, spherical shape with the customary pointed roof made of the finest variety of wood. In the good old days, they were wind operated as Mykonos is renowned for their gusty wind, which continues to blow even today.

The Wind Mills of Chora and the ones at Ano Mera were a great boon to the people of those localities and they were primarily used for grinding the agricultural produce that were meant to be transported to places outside Mykonos.

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  • Copyright: ozge ozturk (nube) (360)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-07-23
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-07-27 14:09
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