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The old windmill near the Knights' Castle, Kastellorizo, Greece at My Favourite Planet
The old windmill near the Knights' Castle.
This 18th century windmill was in operation until the early 20th century. Today, it stands among the ruins of buildings destroyed in July 1944 when a fire at a fuel dump spread to an arsenal and destroyed half of the island's homes. One of the ruins was once the primary school for the Turkish children on the island.

The windmill's stone structure is in good condion, although the wooden ceiling are roof are slowly rotting away. Inside there is a large old stone, which was either a millstone or a pivot for the mill's wooden machinery.

Windmills were built around the Mediterranean from the 16th century, and at the time were part of a technological revolution, providing farmers with a more efficient and effective way of grinding down grain for flour. Some mill-owners, particularly those who owned more than one mill, became prosperous businessmen. Since there appears to have been only one windmills on Kastellorizo, and there was insufficient land for grain production here, it must have been used for milling imported grain for local use.

See other old windmills on Samos and Patmos.
 
Aerial view of the Kavos headland and Knights' Castle, Kastellorizo island, Greece at My Favourite Planet
Saints Nicholas
and Dimitrios
Knights' Castle hamam   windmill
View of the Kavos headland and Knights' Castle from the cliff stairs.
 
Map of Kastellorizo harbour, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Map of Kastellorizo harbour

(part of our detailed map of Kastellorizo)

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1 main harbour of Megisti

2 police station, post office, municipal hotel

3 Agios Georgios church, Nikolaos Stamatiou school, travel agent

4 ferry landing, harbour police, tourist information, bank, duty free

5 coast guard, mosque, path to Lycian tomb

6 Megisti museum, path to Lycian tomb

7 Knight’s Castle, Saints Nicholas & Dimitrios, hamam, windmill

8 Horafia, Platea Panagia, churches, Santrapeia school, Despina sculpture,Taverna Mediterraneo

9 Mandraki harbour and cemetery

10 stairs to clifftop view
photo:
© Konstanze Gundudis
Beyond Kastellorizo's
main harbour:
 


the Lycian tomb
 


Archaeological
Museum
 


Knight's castle
 


Mandraki
 


Horafia
 


up the cliff
 


Good night,
Kastellorizo
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