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SIFNOS WINDMILL BELLA VISTA The History of Windmill

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Windmill Bella vista dates back to the mid 18th. Century. It was owned and operated by my great grandfather who produced flour for making bread.
Below the windmill there was a press room where olives were pressed to make olive oil and grapes from the vineyards were pressed for wine.
I can vividly remember my parents talking about the windmill and feeling very proud of its contribution to the social well being and nutrition of the people of Sifnos, especially during the time of the Second World War.
Modern technology finally made the windmill redundant in 1950 and sadly through neglect, it fell into disrepair over the following years.
It was in 1997 that I decided to restore and convert the windmill. I started by keeping the old stones and many of the fundamental parts of the working machinery and with much love and patience I was able complete an apartment with traditional character combined with contemporary standards of comfort.
Year on year I added more studios and apartments until I fulfilled my dream of creating Windmill Bella vista a retreat for rest and relaxation, brought about with love and respect for the environment and for the traditional history of my family. I hope guests at Windmill Bella Vista will enjoy their stay with us and become a part of the new era for this particular Sifnos Windmill.



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