Is This A Sugar Factory Millstone?

Published 30th of December, 2016

In a recent blog we showed you the sugar factory at Kouklia. We mentioned at the time that we would do another blog showing where the mills might have originated from. I would imagine that the millstone in this blog was probably destined for somewhere nearer than Kouklia, as it would be a fair haul from Episkopi. However, you can at least see how the millstones were made.

Millstone From Below

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Somebody must have spent a lot of time hacking that out of the rock.

Millstone From the Side

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Just imagine how you would feel if you had done all this work only to be told that the job had been cancelled.

From The Front

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So was this destined for the Kouklia sugar factory? It would be a long haul and they wouldn't be able to take it down the motorway.

Where To Find It

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To locate the millstone, the easiest way is to approach from Episkopi. When we looked last year, there was a motocross track just before it, if you were coming from the town. You can get to it from the other direction too, but you really need a 4x4 for that.

Where To Park

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This was the view from below the millstone.

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