Windmills and their history
In Santorini there were 78 windmills (Dekigalas Joseph 1850, 85). For four centuries Santorini, grind wheat or barley to make a living, with the windmills, which was at that time a heavy industry. Windmills belonged to the nobles and some parish churches, which rented them to experienced millers. The millers had several capacities. They were using manual force, they knew from sailors’ knots to tie ropes and sails. They also had a lot of knowledge of meteorology to predict changes in the weather. Many millers were also bakers.
Anemoscope villa occupies a privileged location at the entrance of Pyrgos village. At the outdoor areas, guests may experience the hot tub hydro massage, sunbathe and admire the stunning views. The other side of the terrace features a dining area with a built barbeque ideal to enjoy moments of gatherings and seize your day at home sharing moments of joy, relaxation and privacy.
The villa has beautiful panoramic views to the sea, the caldera and the villages.
Leaving in an authentic windmill is a unique experience. The three split levels property has two entrances. Entering from the main entrance, one features a bureau with an armchair, a mini bar and a collection of Greek wines. The upper floor has a bedroom with a double bed, a TV and a 360◦ view. The second entrance features the lower floor which offers a small living room that could be used as a double bedroom, a bathroom, an additional bedroom with a double bed and an ensuite toilet, a spacious living room with an open plan fully equipped kitchen and a dining area.
Anemoscope villa operates all year and can accommodate up to 6 guests.
Wedding receptions and parties are accepted only upon request and the management agreement.