Mykonos Windmills (Kato Mili)
No trip to Mykonos would be complete without seeing these iconic island landmarks. Luckily, they feature on just about every sightseeing tour of the island, either by car, electric tuk-tuk, or on foot through the old town. A typical walking tour might include the Church of Panagia Paraportiani, Little Venice, Town Hall, and the windmills as a last stop.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Mykonos windmills are a must for photographers and first-time visitors.
Don’t forget to bring your camera, as the windmills afford views over Mykonos Town and the Aegean Sea.
Visit the windmills with a local guide to learn more about their history and architectural details.
How to Get There
The most famous Mykonos windmills are located in the southern part of Chora Mykonos, overlooking Little Venice and the waterfront. They’re within walking distance from just about anywhere in town.
When to Get There
Sunset is a popular time to view the windmills, when their whitewashed exteriors take on hues of red, pink, and purple. Come a bit earlier to capture the brilliant white against the blue sky. Expect crowds on weekends, especially during the summer high season.
Where to Get the Best Photos
The windmills of Mykonos are visible from many angles and vantage points, but if you’re looking for the best photos (or simply the best views), a couple of spots stand out. One of the best is the Harbor of Alefkandra; make sure to have your camera handy as you approach the island by boat. Another great spot is the rocky beach just across the harbor from Little Venice.