One of the windmills is on the shore and if you wish you can also have a chance to see it when it is working. The windmills located in Bodrum are the symbols of the town. They were built on the windswept hills for the first time in 1850. One of the many places that provide views overlooking Bodrum that are worth seeing. Their faces looking to the north west to capture the winds from the sea and were built by stone and wooden planks. They were used for grinding flour from the mid-18th century to 70's.