The Windmills Hill in Salamis, Greece.
The two windmills on the hill of Ag. Nicholas or Mindmills Hill are built on the 18th century and the only survivors of the 10 mills built during the first post-revolutionary years in Salamis.
The mills were constructed by guilds of special mills craftsmen, they have a tower shape with prominent masonry and limestone. The door heads east. There are also two windows in the upper part, one east and the other west. Their roof is made of dome-shaped grass.
The purpose of their operation was to meet the island’s food needs. They operated alongside the horse-mills and hand-mills until the last twenty years of the 19th century. At that time their operation ceased as the first two steam-powered flour mills were founded and operated at Salamina Beach.
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