Windmill - Tradition Blended With Elegance
The Windmill (Max. 6 Persons)
The Windmill is located on the top of the Old Town, with amazing views across the Aegean Sea. Built in 1850, and fully restored in 2015, it remains the most iconic emblem of the island.
Smoking Policy: Smoking is allowed in the external areas only
Milos, which in Greek stands for windmill, is one of the dearest historical icons of island’s history.
Located in the Old Village of Alonnisos, ‘Milos’ was built in 1850, holding ever since, a vital role in the local community, ensuring flour provision to the local community, as well as being a gathering point during local festivities.
In 2015 the internal part of the windmill, along with the surroundings, were restored thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign. The restoration added an elegance to the historical past, turning the experience of being a guest of the windmill, into a friendly portal to those wishing to explore the island’s past from a different angle..
Enjoy your breakfast with a view to the Aegean sea, or a retsina after returning from the beach and tele transport yourself to the tales that Milos will start revealing day after day…An original stone stairway connects the rooms. There are no doors or any separation between the rooms, rather than the fact they are each one on a different floor.
The windmill is surrounded by a circular terrace, where you enjoy your coffee or meal and have a very special view of the coast and the sea.
Guests have access to the whole building and its facilities.
Other things to note
Vehicles are available for renting on the island.
In August though, because of the high demand, it might be hard to get a rental vehicle so plan ahead to avoid hustle.
During the highest season in Alonninsos, the old village is quite vibrant. In the evenings, there is live Greek music and busy restaurants on the surroundings of the windmill. If silence is a priority for you, the central part of the Old Village, including the windmill, might not be the best choice for you between late July and late August.