samos-media.com Neromylos - watermill; exploring an abandoned watermill on Samos island, Greece. There are many abandoned watermills on Samos island. This one here is a good example.
Υπάρχουν πολλά εγκαταλελειμμένα νερόμυλοι στο νησί της Σάμου στην Ελλάδα. Αυτός εδώ είναι ένα παράδειγμα.
The Greeks invented the two main components of watermills, the waterwheel and toothed gearing ... The earliest evidence of a water-driven wheel is probably the Perachora wheel (3rd century BC), in Greece.
By the early 20th century, availability of cheap electrical energy made the watermill obsolete in developed countries although some smaller rural mills continued to operate commercially into the 1960s.