Mastichari in Kos
Mastichari is located about 24 kilometres west of Kos Town and about 6 kilometres north of the airport near Antimachia. This is a village that in my opinion differs from all other villages on Kos. In fact, it differs so much so one might think that one is on another island, for example Kalymnos.
One reason is that the boats to Pothia on Kalymnos departs from the port of Mastichari, and there is a very good taverna with the same name along the waterfront. But it is also because Mastichari is not so exploited for tourists and the village gives the feeling of a genuine village. The boat trip over to Kalymnos takes between 30-45 minutes depending on which boat you go with.
The port promenade in Mastichari in one direction.
The port promenade in Mastichari in the other direction.
One of the side streets of Mastichari.
The giant roundabout in Mastichari where the statue of Poseidon stands.
Poseidon watches over the port of Mastichari.
The sandy beach in Mastichari.
Mastichari is quite small (470 inv), yet there are all the facilities you need, such as good hotels, shops, many good restaurants and nice cafes, and well as a long fine sandy beach as you can see in the picture above.
Along the beach are several cafes and restaurants.
The beach promenade is lined with taverns, cafes and shops.
This terrible "work of art" hangs in one of the tavernas in Mastichari.
From Mastichari it is close to Kalymnos which you see in the background.
The port of Mastichari from where the boats to Kalymnos depart.
The Olympios Zeus car ferry that runs between Mastichari and Pothia on Kalymnos.
ACCOMMODATION IN MASTICHARI
If you want to stay for a few nights in Mastichari, or if you are going with an early boat to Kalymnos, or an early flight home, you will find tips on good hotels below.
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