Dristela – Ropoto Mill – “Turn, Mill impeller…”
Going upwards from Pyli to Ropoto … Streets with no cars, the nature around lets its colors embrace us. In this silence, one can see Ropoto watermill, watchful. Its water spinner, the natural washing machine of nature, that creates a whirlpool of enormous power, from the surging water of the springs, rests next to the laundry. Water sounds surging falling on the mill impeller that tirelessly grinds corn, offering the traditional maize flour, or corn flour for cornbread.
Opposite, the small traditional cafe offers tradition and care. The images of incomparable beauty, match the stone-built mill, reminding us that human used to go hand in hand with nature. Entering the mill, its hospitable operators, which keep it open tirelessly all year round, will welcome you. They will be delighted to show you around, to learn this great mechanical function that was born thanks to the cooperation of human and nature. The natural landscape, you see, does not clash with human. They work hand in hand, with respect, offering to one another. Here the tradition is kept alive, offering a truly local product, maize flour, or top-quality corn flour for cornbread.