Mastichari is a busy yet laid-back resort during the summer season, known for its fresh-seafood restaurants and sandy beaches, filled with beach bars and sun beds. Mastichari is basically, as locals have it, the port of Antimachia because it is located about 3km to its north and a total of 22km from Kos town. According to the 2011 census, Mastichari has a mere 470 inhabitants! However, it does not lack tourist infrastructure and accommodation options. The settlement featured traditional taverns and sea view cafe bars, restaurants and a few souvenir shops while just outside the village, travellers can visit the island’s single but impressive waterpark. Very close to the sea, visitors are able to admire ruins of an Old Christian basilica with a spectacular, unique mosaic floor. Just as importantly, the port of Mastichari daily connects Kos to neighbouring Kalymnos and Pserimos in less than an hour, offering opportunities for untroubled day trips.
Mastihari is among the areas with the highest wind probability on Kos Island and therefore a very popular spot when it comes to wind and kite surfing enthusiasts!