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Milos Windmill

Milos Island, Cyclades, Greece

A simple but charming converted windmill and two outbuilings (sleeps 2-8) on the gorgeous Greek island that was once home to the Venus de Milo

The island of Milos is famous for a perfectly-chiselled, 6-foot tall goddess. Before you get the wrong idea, we’re talking about a statue, sculpted 2000 years ago and found 20 years ago near Tripiti. Though she may have moved to Paris, there are still plenty of reasons to visit the island where Venus de Milo was found. Gnarled sea-cliffs, turquoise waters, smugglers’ coves, hot springs, picturesque villages and old churches all vie for your attention on an island which is bizarrely indifferent towards foreign tourism.

On the rocky ridge above Venus’ resting place stands a string of windmills, one of which has been converted into a 2-bedroom villa. It is a narrow, three-storey building with round rooms and a shaded terrace outside, offering views over the sheltered inlet of Adamas. Next to it are two small 1-bedroom outhouses, which can be rented individually or with the windmill to accommodate larger groups. It’s owned and run by a reliable, English-speaking man named Gerasimos Marketos, and not sold outside Greece through any other channels. All in all, it’s a very special place, and ideal for families or groups of friends who are keen to explore a little-known but still very beautiful Greek island.

Guest Ratings

Room:
93%
Service:
93%
Value:
93%
Overall:
93%

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Highs

  • There's a real novelty to staying in a cliff-top windmill, plus the outhouses are stunning, too
  • It's a great spot for families and groups
  • There are excellent beaches and eateries on the island
  • We love that it's off the tourist track

Lows

  • It can be windy due to the cliff-top location
  • There’s no pool and the nearest beaches are a short drive away
  • The island isn't as ‘prettified’ as some, but it feels truly Greek
  • If you're only booking one of the houses and the others are taken, you might feel a lack of privacy and seclusion

A charming, self-catering converted windmill that sleeps five...        

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Save to favouritesPrintMailMilos WindmillThe island of Milos is famous for a perfectly-chiselled, 6-foot tall goddess. Before you get the wrong idea, weíre talking about a statue, sculpted 2000 years ago and found 20 years ago near Tripiti. Though she may have moved to Paris, there are still plenty of reasons to visit the island where Venus de Milo was found. Gnarled sea-cliffs, turquoise waters, smugglersí coves, hot springs, picturesque villages and old churches all vie for your attention on an island which is bizarrely indifferent towards foreign tourism. On the rocky ridge above Venusí resting place stands a string of windmills, one of which has been converted into a [rooms:GR035:2-bedroom villa]. It is a narrow, three-storey building with round rooms and a shaded terrace outside, offering views over the sheltered inlet of Adamas. Next to it are two small [rooms:GR035:1-bedroom outhouses], which can be rented individually or with the windmill to accommodate larger groups. Itís owned and run by a reliable, English-speaking man named Gerasimos Marketos, and not sold outside Greece through any other channels. All in all, itís a very special place, and ideal for [kids:GR035:families] or groups of friends who are keen to explore a little-known but still very beautiful Greek island.

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