Holidays in Windmills of Mykonos

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Windmills of Mykonos showing heritage architecture and a windmill

These famous white structures, perched high above the town, are testament to the island’s important role in historic global trading routes.

Standing on the cliff tops above Mykonos Town, these seven windmills are one of the most recognisable landmarks on the island. Dating back to the 16th century, they have now been carefully restored, returning their pristine-white exteriors to their former glory. Many visitors make the trip up the hill, both to learn about the windmills’ history and to admire the wonderful panoramic views across the island and the Aegean Sea.

Sixteen windmills used to stand on the island, built to mill grain brought in on the trading routes between Venice and Asia. Conditions were deemed to be perfect, given the strong winds from the North West and the ease of access to the port below. These windmills provided most of the islanders’ income for over 400 years until the mid-20th century.

The Boni windmill houses a small museum where you can discover in detail the history of the mills. Learn all about their construction and see period photos of when they were still in use. The exhibits also provide a wider picture of the role of Mykonos Island in the global trade routes and how this has shaped the contemporary culture and society. The museum is open every day and there is no charge for admission.

It only takes a few minutes to reach the windmills from the town harbour. Make your way through the southern streets, then it is just a short climb up the hill. You will be rewarded with stunning views from this elevated position, and the bright white windmills against the rich blue sky are the perfect focus for a photo opportunity. Join the crowds that gather here in the evening to see the glorious spectacle of the sun setting into the Aegean Sea.

Parking is available close the windmills and buses stop in the streets nearby. You can visit the windmills any day of the week and there is no charge to access the site.

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Poseidon Hotel & Suites
Poseidon Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is AU$189 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
Located in the heart of Mykonos, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Windmills of Mykonos. Agios Ioannis Beach is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)
"Spacious, clean, great views, lots of places to read/chat/drink/chill to choose from Needed more places to dry towels, robes, swim gear"

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2021

Poseidon Hotel & Suites
Myconian Korali
Myconian Korali
5 out of 5
Main Street, Mykonos Town, Mykonos
The price is AU$361 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Windmills of Mykonos. Mykonos Old Port and Ornos Beach are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (252 reviews)
"Staying at the Myconian Korali was an excellent experience and made our visit to Mykonos very memorable. We were greeted with welcome cocktails at the front desk and given a tour of the pool/restaurant then our hotel room. The front desk also provided complimentary shuttle to the airport and was ..."

Reviewed on 28 Aug. 2021

Myconian Korali
Little Venice Suites
Little Venice Suites
4 out of 5
Little Venice, Mykonos Town, Mykonos, South Aegean
The price is AU$223 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in the heart of Mykonos, this apartment building is steps away from Aegean Islands and Windmills of Mykonos. Mykonos Old Port and Ornos Beach are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (138 reviews)
"Amazing spot. Amazing staff; Irene and George are the best."

Reviewed on 3 Sep. 2021

Little Venice Suites
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Mykonos Adonis Hotel
Mykonos Adonis Hotel
4 out of 5
Chora, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is AU$168 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
Mykonos Adonis Hotel
Poseidon Hotel & Suites
Poseidon Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is AU$189 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
Poseidon Hotel & Suites
Myconian Korali
Myconian Korali
5 out of 5
Main Street, Mykonos Town, Mykonos
The price is AU$361 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Myconian Korali
Little Venice Suites
Little Venice Suites
4 out of 5
Little Venice, Mykonos Town, Mykonos, South Aegean
The price is AU$223 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Little Venice Suites
Hotel Tagoo
Hotel Tagoo
3 out of 5
Tagoo Area, Mykonos Town, Mykonos
The price is AU$177 per night from 25 Sep. to 25 Sep.
Hotel Tagoo
Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
5 out of 5
Aghios Ioannis Beach, Aghios Ioannis, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is AU$351 per night from 20 Sep. to 20 Sep.
Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
Semeli Hotel
Semeli Hotel
5 out of 5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is AU$298 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
Semeli Hotel
Myconian Kyma - Design Hotels
Myconian Kyma - Design Hotels
5 out of 5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
The price is AU$355 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Myconian Kyma - Design Hotels
Mykonos Theoxenia  Boutique Hotel
Mykonos Theoxenia Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
Kato Mili, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is AU$587 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Mykonos Theoxenia Boutique Hotel
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