A typical Greek Fishing Village with a beautiful sandy beach which you can walk along for miles. Plenty of comfortable sun beds and umbrellas for shade that you can hire or pop yourselves down under one of the many trees along the beach.
Watersports are very popular here windsurfing and sailing in particular. If you enjoy fishing it’s perfect and if you love walking the resort is very flat. There is even a path way that is lit up at night where you can enjoy a moonlit stroll or watch one of the amazing sunsets that are famous in Kos.
It is the perfect place to Chillax. Quiet in the sense that due to recent local laws there is no loud music playing late into the night. Relaxing and peaceful with plenty of beautiful traditionally Greek restaurants, traditional taverna’s and cafe bars to choose from. Offering a large selection of Greek food and Continental catering for everyone’s tastes.
There are several small supermarkets/mini markets, tourist and souvenir shops located around the village. As well as reputable car hire, money exchanges and excursions offices.
The village of Mastichari has a small port/harbour where you can sit and watch the world go by. See the Fishermen bring in their fresh catch of octopus, red mullets, squid… and…
Small ferries operate from here and hydrofoils. The most popular destination is the island of Kalymnos which is famous for it’s sponges. It is just over the water and opposite Mastihari. The journey by boat takes less than half an hour.
There is a public park for children and in general Mastichari is an ideal family destination. Shallow seas and golden sands (although at times it does get a little sea weedy) but it’s great for the skin!
The local bus service goes from the main roundabout area and there are little kiosks that offer tourist information and boat/bus times. There is even a ATM machine in the village too.
Mastichari is surrounded by countryside and sweet smelling wild flowers. A garden of paradise. It is rich in bougainvilleas, wild herbs and there are an abundance of trees offering olives figs, almonds, walnuts, quinces, and bushes of prickly pears.
On the outskirts of Mastichari it is also famous for farming and you will see many beehives in the fields too. Honey from Kos is delicious . There are some beautiful Orthodox churches dotted around which are well worth a visit. Be astounded by the splendid decorated walls, the lavish icons and candelabras. Make sure your are suitably dressed though and ensure shoulders are covered .
There are quite often festivals going on around the region too with Greek dancing and wine or honey tasting. Usually in July/August. Check also the events page.
For more information on Mastichari check out Mastichari Uncovered
Photographs taken by Vic Salisbury