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Hi there,

This time, just a very simple shot, but I like it so much..So that's why I share it.
This is one of the 4 windmills that can be found nearby Lefkada Town (3km west). To be more precise this is near (cape) Gyrapetra, just walk to the horizon on this image and there it is. Other names for the place are : Fleva (Varko) Bay (the water area) and according to my map the beach is also called Agios Ioannis beach and if I remember well sometimes it's listed as Gyra Beach.
The wind is very good there, watersports (windsurfing and kitesurfing in particular) are practiced there. When I was there, around sunset, there were still a few maniacs kitesurfing.

Of those 4 windmills, only one is in proper state, atleast it looks so. But I don't know if that one is still working though, maybe it does. And there is a taverna in front of the good looking one. It's called 'O Milos Orlof'.

The others, were this one is part of, are just ruins. This one still has it's 'wings' attached, while the last two are just the buildings. You can see one of them in the distance by the way, (that's number 4) the most north one. The good looking one and another ruined one were behind me when I took this photo.

[also found some short info on the web : ]
The first Windmill in Lefkada was built in 1741 and it's first name was : Coffee-Windmill or Old-Windmill (Paliomilos). In 1770 with the revolution of Greek people the windmill took the name of Muscovite Horlofe, chief of the Russian Powers, as symbol of independence of the Greek slaves against the Turkish domination.

It was used as windmill till WOII, thereafter it was used by the Italian conquerors as a pillbox.

PP : Only resize and slight USM.

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