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Mastihari lies midway down the north-west coast of Kos and benefits from a transfer time from the airport of twenty minutes. Mastihari is a traditional fishing village which exudes relaxation. Its beaches are fine and sandy, its waters clear and warm and its tavernas serve predominantly local food. It is the resort to choose if you are looking for Greek authenticity. Mastihari has a busy little port with excursions to neighbouring islands including Pserimos and Kalymnos.
A Mastihari holiday offers complete relaxation in a typical Greek fishing village. It has soft sandy beaches looking out across the startlingly blue water of the Mediterranean towards neighbouring islands. Mastihari has a range of hotels and apartments accommodating most budgets and there are restaurants and tavernas catering for most tastes. Shopping here is limited but Kos Town is only a short bus ride away.
Mastihari is essentially a family resort. The sandy beach and safe bathing conditions are ideal for children. Older couples enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the resort.
The most popular time to visit Mastihari is in the summer, although the season does extend from March to November when the temperature range is from twenty to thirty degrees.
Mastihari is very popular with holidaymakers looking for relaxation in a traditional atmosphere. It lies in a fairly flat area on the north-west coast of Kos overlooking the islands of Kalymnos and Pserimos. Its sandy beach sloping gently into the warm Mediterranean Sea is one of its greatest assets. Although its shallow waters offer safe bathing for children and less confident swimmers, care must be taken as the sea breezes can cause fairly strong waves. The breezes create ideal conditions for wind surfing and sailing.
Mastihari offers a range of accommodation catering for most budgets. The tavernas and restaurants offer a variety of cuisine and cater for most tastes although there is an emphasis on traditional food. The small supermarkets provide holiday essentials and there are of course gift and souvenir shops so loved by tourists. Pleasant evenings are spent in a taverna, enjoying a meal and a drink under the stars. If you would like livelier evenings, take a bus to Kos Town and experience a great diversity of entertainment.
If you should tire of beach life you can take a trip from the harbour and explore the islands of Kalymnos or Pserimos, where life remains largely untouched by tourism.
A Mastihari holiday promises peace and relaxation where you can retreat from the pressures of twenty-first century living and recharge your batteries. It is the perfect resort for those who want to do little more than bake on a beach.
Mastihari nightlife is very low-key with entertainment mainly provided by the hotels. Mastihari is as relaxed by night as it is by day. The harbour is the gentle hub of evening activity with small tavernas where you can enjoy a meal and a drink before strolling along the waterfront.
Mastihari shopping is fairly limited with mini-markets providing holiday essentials and a small number of gift and souvenir shops. If you want greater variety, take a trip to Kos Town where there are more than enough shops to satisfy. Popular purchases are leather goods, jewellery, ceramics and embroidered linens.
The tavernas and restaurants in Mastihari serve a variety of cuisine with an emphasis on traditional food. Being on an island, fish plays an important part in the diet and small fried fish, shellfish and kalimari are firm favourites. Lamb and chicken are used most commonly in meat dishes. Local wines are easy on the palate as well as the purse.
Eating may be one of life’s essentials but in Kos it is a pleasure not to be hurried. Waiters do not hover over tables waiting to remove dishes as they do not wish you to feel pressured to leave. Don’t mistake this for poor service.