From as early as the 16th century one of the most recognized landmarks of Mykonos have been the windmills. Due to it’s geographic position, Mykonos was situated on a major sea trade-route which at one time joined Venice, the gateway of Europe, to Asia. The need to refine grain and compact it for transport combined with an ample year round supply of wind made Mykonos the perfect location. Easy access to the harbor was necessary so most of the island"s mills were positioned in or around the main port with the highest concentration covering the entire western portion of town. With the coming of industrialization the windmills importance began to decline as well as their numbers. The cluster of Kato Myloi (Lower Windmills), which rise proudly over the sea, on the small hill southwest of Hora (the city of Mykonos).

Photo: Nikon D810 Lens 24 - 120mm 50mm 1/13 sec at f/7.1 Capture 8:07 AM October 10th, 2018

Mykonos Mills October 2018

Mykonos Mills October 2018

Little Venice - Mykonos

Little Venice is one of the most romantic places in the whole of Mykonos. This neighbourhood is replete with elegant and gorgeous old houses that are situated precariously on the edge of the sea.

Quite amazing are the sunset views from Little Venice. Its whitewashed edifices against the backdrop of the azure blue Aegean Sea is simply marvelous. Little Venice evolved from the picturesque Alevkantra beach and extends right into the peripherial areas of Kastro.

The ethereal beauty of Little Venice is such that it has and still is a favorite haunt of highly acclaimed artists who have made this charming neighbourhood of Mykonos their home. No wonder, Little Venice is today among the most photographed tourist neighborhood in the whole of Europe

Photo: Nikon D810 Nikon Lens 24 - 120mm f/4.0 38 mm Shot at 1/13sec at f/22 Capture: 11:53AM October 11th, 2018