Valley of Thousand Windmills, Lassithi

Valley of a Thousand mills or in Russian Долина тысячи мельниц, Windmills of Lasithi is located at 800 meters of the order of altitude in the central part of the island of Crete. This valley attracts man for its climate ever since the Neolithic. In the heyday, in the square, measuring 11 kilometers by 6 kilometers, it was not less than 10 thousand windmills are constructed to deliver water in the fertile soil of the valley. Mill design provides fabric-vane sail. 

Valley of Thousand Windmills, Lassithi

The Greeks are still grown here fruits, grains and vegetables. However, almost all the mills are no longer functioning. They were replaced by more modern pumps. However, the mill was left as a flavor-attraction. But the ancient drainage system has been used successfully so far.

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Source – www.rusevik.ru

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