“Aeolos” Windmill

“Aeolos” Windmill

Address: ΟLYMPOS
Mobile Phone: 6978204445

The windmill at the photo is one of the two remaining active windmills at the community of Olympos, Karpathos, renewed 5 years ago.
At Olympos, the largest region with the biggest population at the island, the people had not any other occupation choice than livestock and agriculture, elaborating the products using the nature, the sun and the wind.
This is why 60 windmills were made.
Today, the windmill is able to operate all the time during the whole year, but there is no production anymore, due to the reduce of the population and the abandoning of the island by young people.
There is no valid evidence about the age of the windmill, but is estimated to be 350-400 years old, and always belonging at the same family.
Mill of Antonis at the past and of Giorgakis today…