Built by the Venetians in the 16th century and till the early 20th century, they were used to grind wheat but now, some of them have been turned into jewellery shops and pubs. Today, there are 16 windmills on Mykonos which remain the trademark of this island. It's to Mykonos what Eiffel is, to Paris...
I love the fact that they can be seen from every point of the Chora, and they happen to be the first things you see when your ship sail into the harbour... Fortunately, our hotel was just next to the main windmills - six of them, situated on a hill overlooking the Aegean and Little Venice.... They were huge! Here are some pictures of them!(taken on my Olympus E510)
A topless windmill!