The vaulted stone structure located in the square of
Kalives is a watermill erected by the
Venetians the late years of their rule in Crete (16th-17th
The watermill was operating with the power of Mesopotamos, which was an artificial river, the waters of which was turning the rotors, thus giving movement to the mill, while the water was leaving by the arched output spouts.
The watermill was used as a flour mill until 1976, as well as a mill for making olive oil until 1986.