Mykonos Windmills

Location: Town

The windmills of Mykonos are the trademark of the island's landscape. There are plenty of them that have become a part and parcel of Mykonos.
Visitors can admire the windmills irrespective of the locale; one can figure them out thanks to their distinctive silhouette. They primarily lie in front of the neighborhood of Little Venice, but some are also located in and around Alefkantra.

Those innovative wheels were used for crushing agricultural yields. In all, there were 16 such windmills in operation.
There existence is explained but the high winds in the area. In fact, surname of Mykonos is the "island of the winds".

They are conspicuous by their snow-white color and spherical shape with the customary pointed roof made of the finest 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 Windmills of Chora and Ano Mera were a great boon to the people of those localities and were primarily used for grinding the agricultural products meant to be transported to places outside Mykonos.

With the advent of modernity, windmills are no longer operational, but they continue to be a symbol of Mykonos' past.
Counting hundreds of years, most of the windmills have been thoroughly renovated, while some have even been converted into museums- the most famous is the Bonis Windmill.

Top Tours and activities

  • Best Seller

    Simply Mykonos tour

    Category: Bus, City

    Stroll around the alleys of Mykonos Town on foot and explore its quaint neighborhoods! You will get to know the local life and admire the town’s main landmarks. Afterwards, you will hop on a bus that will take you to Ano Meria village and the beach of Kalafatis, where you can relax and enjoy a cup ...

    4 hours Map
    from € 48.00
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    Sunset cruise

    Category: Boat Tours, Sunset

    Departing from Ornos beach, go on a sunset cruise that will allow you to enjoy the famous Cycladic sunset of Mykonos, take photos and appreciate the romantic atmosphere! Two drink are also included in the cruise.

    2 hours Map
    from € 55.00
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  • Scenic Helicopter Tour of Mykonos Island

    Category: Helicopter

    Embark on this private helicopter trip, relax, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of crystal-clear waters and Cycladic architecture stretching beneath you. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the whole island of Mykonos from above!

    25 minutes Map
    from € 500.00
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How to get there

The Windmills of Mykonos are located in the Town, just a 5-minute walk away from Fabrika central bus station and 2 minutes from a parking lot.

Tours: Discover the Windmills with an organized tour at the best price.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver at the following numbers: 0030 694 764 1474, 0030 22890 22400, or booking your taxi online

Car rental: There’s the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the Windmills and many other places of interest at their own pace.

Public transport: Note that there are two central bus stations in Mykonos Town: Fabrika and Old Port. There are bus connections between this bus station and most areas of the island. Itineraries might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.



1 Reviews
  • susie67 01 Jun 2010
    Best spot to unwind
    I mostly enjoyed the balmy weather, the exotic Greek food and the flawless beaches of Mykonos. I completely forgot the hurry and flurry of the demanding and hectic lifestyle and enjoyed my vacation at this serene and beautiful Greek island. I felt I was re-connecting with nature in an explicit way.

    The spectacular windmills, the hallmark of Mykonos, was the best spot to relax and enjoy the view. They are located in a walking distance from Chora, on top of a hill. The dynamism of the windmills made me look at it from the viewpoint of an artist. The quintessential features of these traditional structures made me forget the traffic jam, honking cars and the hectic lifestyle of the modern city. Even if you are at a distance, you can view the majestic windmill and its revolving beauty that exudes elegance. The best spot to unwind, although ironically enough the wind blows a bit strong there!!