Friday, 28 October 2011

Kato Myli, the windmills of Mykonos

At Tourlos Bay and the most northen point of Chora, you find the famous windmills of Mykonos. They were used like in The Netherlands to grind wheat but they no longer in operation. Now it is a tourist attraction. In one windmill you now have a private house, and in another one a museum with shop. They all have a round shape topped with a tatched roof.

Aan Tourlos Bay en het meest noordelijk punt van Chora vind je de beroemde windmolens van Mykonos. Net zoals in Nederland werden ze gebruikt voor het malen van graan maar zijn niet meer operationeel. Nu is het een toeristische attractie. In de ene windmolen vind je een private woning, en in de andere een museum en winkel. Allen hebben ze een ronde vorm en het dak is van stro..

Kato Myli Mykonos
Kato Myli Mykonos
Kato Myli Mykonos
Kato Myli Mykonos
Previous Mykonos article: Celebrity Silhouette in the harbour of Mykonos

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12 comments:

  1. amazing photos! mykonos is such a lovely island.
    isn't it?

    looks like you had a great time.

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  2. Kaum zu glauben, Windmühlen auf Mykonos...sehr schön....
    LG: Karin

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  3. Very unlike Dutch windmills, don't you agree?

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  4. I have been reading your back posts. Your photos of Israel were very good. You have a post about the oldest church in the world, originating in 326. Well my father’s family is Armenian and has always told me that Armenia was the first country to become Christian. They told me that the Etchmiadzin Cathedral built in 301-303 in Armenia was the oldest. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagharshapat,_Armenia .) It looks like you had great weather there.
    Your dance videos are so much fun to watch – that tango is always my favorite. Your photos of Mykonos are stunning. I went there years ago but in November. There were no tourists. I stayed at a small hotel but only had my film camera. I was alone but had a great time walking all over the island.

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  5. Why don't the windmills have sails any more? Love your bright sunny warm photos!

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  6. Mykonas is such a picaresque port! Love all those white buildings. Looks hot there!

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  7. the best picture ever of the windmills!


    Aloha from Honolulu

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  8. Mykonos is on top of the list of places I want to go. I enjoyed your photos very much. Thanks for taking me along!

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  9. I did not know about the windmills in Mykonos so I can see why the attraction.

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  10. Interesting windmills. Did they have sails at one time? Looks like you had super weather there.

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  11. Hi, Since you have ballroom dancing in your title you should make a trip to the island of Paros for dancing on the beach. See http://www.parosparadise.com/ballroomdancing.htm
    Cheers,

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