Famous Windmills of Ios

The traditional windmills of Ios:Walking to the entrance of Chora, the ‘capital’ of Ios, you will see 12 well preserved windmills, two of which have been converted into homes with colorful gardens. They are worn by the weather but they still proudly watch over the adjacent small church of Agios Nikolaos. Back in the day, the windmills produced energy to grind grains and helped enormously to satisfy the food requirements of the island. - These charming ornamental monuments that look over the turquoise Aegean Sea are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful sites of the island.