The village

We want to provide you with some general information about our beloved village Mastihari and after that we give you some directions which can be useful to you.

In general

We are located at the North side of the Island of Kos and 18 km. away from busy Kos Town. Originally Mastihari is a fishing harbour and still is, but on a smaller scale than in the early days. Tourism is now the main business but with a typical Greek local flavour. Mass tourism is out of the question and even though the harbour is quit busy, you will not really notice.

Mastihari offers you nice and quiet beaches, typical Greek restaurants with a variety of local dishes, bars, a few super markets and the obvious tourists shops.

The sandy beaches are a paradise for kids and sun lovers. The sea is gradually getting deeper, no surprises. Sun beds and umbrellas are for rent, the bars and restaurants are near and open from early morning until late evening. You certainly don't want to miss out on the beautiful sunset Mastihari has to offer!
There is a possibility to go (kite) surfing, kayak and catamaran sailing at the surf station.

At the harbour you can still see our fishermen selling their daily catch!

In Mastihari itself we don't have a ATM (cash) machine but you can get cash at the exchange offices with a credit card. For taking cash money at ATM machines you need to go to Antimacheia or the villages situated on the road to Kos (Marmari, Tingaki) or in the centre of Zipari where the main road will lead you to.

Useful directions

In the direct neighbourhood of Hotel Fenareti -  max 5 minutes walking distance - you will find a lot of facilities to suit your needs:

The beach

Click this picture for a panoramic view.

This panorama is also available as QuickTime movie ! To see this movie you need to have Apple QuickTime installed.

Beach Restaurants

On the beach there are many restaurants. You really have to go there and find you own favourites. It all depends on your taste and moods.

Harbour Restaurants

Close to the harbour you have many restaurants to choose from. We made a panorama for you to get an impression. As you will see, some have the view on the harbour and others are on the beach.

This panorama is also available as QuickTime movie ! To see this movie you need to have Apple QuickTime installed.

Boat trips

At the harbour you can book many trips to surrounding islands.

Main street Mastihari

Here you will find lots of shops and supermarkets for your daily needs. Also here you will find Rentals for (push)bikes and cars. This is also the road to the harbour.

Public bus

At the harbour bus stop you will find the scheduled times of departures and arrivals of public busses. Public transportation can bring you all over the island.

Aplo bar

If you want to go for a nice drink in a bar we recommend Aplo. This bar has a perfect atmosphere, a big variety of cocktails and charming staff. Aplo plays modern music and also the modern Greek music. After 12 at night the music plays on inside and the air conditioning keeps everybody on a nice temperature. Here is where the tourists and the local Greeks mix in a perfect way.

At the mini roundabout on the main street you keep walking on the right direction harbour, after 20 meters you turn right at the sign of Aplo. After 50 meters you will see it like on this picture!

Surfing and Catamaran sailing

Surf station 'Water-proof'. German and English speaking staff. You can rent all sorts of water sports equipment and even learn there how to use them. They also have a website (German language) with a price list.