Mykonoan Windmills

It is not surprising that it is known as The Island of the Winds.   Yesterday the wind got up and we can’t take the ferry to Delos.   This morning I thought I would explore the windmills which are such a feature of the island, prominent in the town and on the hillside above.   They apparently date back to the 16th century when the island was occupied by the Venetians as part of their maritime empire and are an admirable example of form and function, the subject of Nick Grimshaw’s dissertation at the Architectural Association:-

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