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Mastichari Kos

mastichariThe village Mastichari is situated on the northern coast of the island, about 22 km from Kos town to the west of the island and not far from Marmari and also the airport.
It is a former fishing village which has now become one of the popular tourist destinations of Kos, although the resorts on this northern coast are less developed and less monopolized by tour operators. Mastichari, offers a beautiful white sandy beach with turquoise waters that resemble distant exotic locations, which make it for some the most beautiful beach in Kos. The beach is well organized, with various water sports such as windsurfing and is blessed by a continuous sea breeze. From the village one can enjoy beautiful sunsets, perhaps the most beautiful of the island.

In addition to the calm and tranquillity of the village, Mastichari has a reputation for extremely good fish tavernas serving only freshly caught fish. A few metres from the beach you will find some of the best. Mastichari is also an important tourist port with ferries and hydrofoils arriving and departing several times a day to Kalymnos and Pserimos.

For something different a visit to the very popular and famous Lido Waterpark Mastichari is a must. Covering an area of 75,000 square meters it is one of the largest water parks in Greece. Inside the Aquatic Park there are a large variety of slides, water games, Jacuzzi and whirlpools, swimming pools. Facilities are also available for beach volleyball and beach tennis, trampolines and service facilities such as restaurants, snack bars, first aid, changing rooms and a mini-market . Lifeguards are trained specially prepared to ensure the safety of visitors in swimming pools and water slides. The water in each pool is filtered and renewed every day, making the plant one of the most modern in Europe.

Things to See and Do

A visit to the Lido Waterpark

A visit to the remains of the splendid 5th century Christian basilica, Agios Ioannis. This is located on the border west of the beach and has some amazing mosaic floors.

A visit to the small and isolated beach of Tourlos, located 1km east of Mastichari and reached via a rugged trail.

Nightlife in Mastichari is not as lively and noisy as that in Kos Town but you will find a good selection of bars and cafes that stay open until the small hours. Examples are the Acid Jazz Cafe and the Number One.