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The Windmill of Perama

The windmill of Perama at Gera Bay dates to the early 20th century. It is located just outside the village of Papados on the island of Lesvos, right in front of the Sourlaga tannery.  The bay narrows at that point and the winds are quite strong whether they are northern or southern.

In the past it served the needs of the tannery in the acorn grinding but it ceased operating many years ago. It was constructed from irregular local stones and solid bricks and has a cylindrical shape like the rest of the mills in the Aegean, with a slight slope inward in height. The entrance is located on the southwest side, in the yard between the road and the sea. Internally, the mill has three floors, ground floor, middle and upper floor where the mechanism of the mill is located. Nowadays, it constitutes an important monument for the area and one of the main attractions. The mill has been designated as a historic monument since 1997.