The Small Village Hotel


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Our hotel nicely tucked away from the crowds is located on the hills near the sea 500m away, and about 4km outskirts of Mastichari Village.

Kos International Airport is at a distance of 7 km, while the busy town of Kos is 26 km away.

From the port of Mastichari there are daily departures bound for the island of Kalymnos

Kos and Dodecanese

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Kos Island

Kos is the second largest island of the Dodecanese, having perhaps the most significant history among them due to medicine. The island has been inhabited for 6000 years and the names given to it over the ages are anything but accidental as most of them refer to healing. It has for example been called «ISLAND OF THE BLISSFULL» as people lived there blissfully and serenely.


HIPPOCRATES made his island famous worldwide since it was in KOS that medical knowledge was essentially systematized. The first hospitals were founded in KOS and the first doctors were trained by the father of medicine on his island.

HIPPOCRATES studied philosophy, rhetoric, and the natural phenomena through HERACLETU’S scrolls. He travelled widely through the then known world During his journeys he found himself in DELOS, the PELOPONESEAN WAR, and in Athens, which he saved from a cholera epidemic.

Athenians initiated him to the Eleusinian Rites, bestowed upon him a golden wreath and, declared him an honorary citizen of Athens. His background and faith science distinguish him worldwide as THE FATHER OF MEDICINE and KOS became known as the island of healing.

KOS today is one of the most cosmopolitan islands of the Eastern Aegean, being the host to a large number of tourists from all over Europe each year. The island’s historical monuments dated from ancient times to the Turkish and Italian occupations, give the visitor the chance to wander through different phases of Greek history.
The fertile land s in combination with the white sand tropical beaches etch themselves in the visitor’s memory in such a way that he is compelled to come back next year.

Easy access to many small and large nearby islands – such as Rhodes, Kalymnos, Nisyros – enable the visitor to have KOS as a base for one day excursions.

The island of knights – beautiful Rhodes.


Rhodes is one of the largest Greek islands.  The Visitor would admire the impressive castle and the old town of Rhodes. But Rhodes is an island of contrasts and beauty lies precisely in these conflicts: the cosmopolitan resorts and undiscovered beaches, the villages that ere not be spoiled by tourism and the castle city of Rhodes and Lindos, the sunny Aegean landscapes and green oases of coolness waiting to be discovered. This is Rhodes!

Patmos, the island of Apocalypses.


The northest island in the complex of Dodecanese was to be reminded as the most holy land of Orthodoxy. The island, where in 95BC Ioannis wrote Apocalypses, is a land of worship for all Greek and orthodox.
Patmos is possessed of unique beauties.  The endless blue of Aegean sea, long lacy shores and small, protected from the winds, ports, justify the decision of every traveler to visit this special Aegean island.
It is remarkable that in 1981 Patmos, was characterized by a special law from the Parliament of Greece as a Holy Island. Also from 1999 it is considered as a Monument of International Cultural Inheritance by UNESCO.



It is famous as the island of sponge divers, due to its long tradition in this job. Big part of the island’s financial robustness and fame is based upon it.
Kalymnos is a hilly island. Wild landscapes with imposing rocky bulks attract the attention and are ideal for climbing and ambulatory routes. Despite all these, sea has always been the master in the island’s life. The island of sponge divers owes its rumor to the depth of the sea. That’s why it is the favorite destination for the lovers of diving and fish gun. While its beautiful beaches with clear shores and crystal waters relax visitors.



In the beginnings of the 20th century Symi was the capital of Dodecanese and the biggest sponge center in Greece. It had developed shipping and was the merchant power of that time. This financial robustness is shown even today in the aristocratic style of the town.
In the cove of Panormitis is situated the monastery of Angel Michael. It is the most important religious monument in the island and one of the most important monasteries in Dodecanese. Distinguishes the carven chancel screen full of oblations and a golden icon of the Saint found in the place where the monastery was built. The oblations that seamen put in bottles are kept in the ambry, as it is said that the sea “takes” them “out”. The icon is considered thaumaturgy and according to locals, if someone does not fulfill his promise, the Saint goes and takes it by himself. That’s why people call him “Thief”.

Nisyros, The Volcano island


The island’s existence and route in time is marked by the volcano, which for centuries burnt in the bowels of the earth. The volcano itself – even today that it is not active – is the most important natural site of Nisyros.
What make Nisyros different are the alterations of scenery. The wild beauty of black rocks gives its place to green landscapes and sea pictures give their place to graphic settlements with white houses and multi coloured shutters.
Nisyros is also famous for its therapeutic sources known from the times of Ippokrates.
A visit to the Knights’ Castle, built in 1315 on the top of hill is a must.
In the Castle’s yard was built the monastery of Panagia Spiliani in 1600. For its construction there were used architectonic members of antiquities. In the monasteries interior distinguishes the icon of Panagia Spiliani, the island’s protector.



Lipsi is a small quiet island 11n. m. east of Patmos and 8n.m. north of Leros. It has a ground of 16sq. km. Its few permanent residents work with the cultivation of land and fishing.
The island has no tourist development and keeps its authentic Aegean identity. It is the ideal summer destination for those seeking for some calm and privacy.
The graphic settlement with white houses extends around the port. In the central square you will find taverns and traditional coffeehouses. Locals and travelers become one and entertain with traditional music and red wine.



A paradise with endless green fields and lacy shores. The island that Artemis  (Goddess of hunting) chose as her residence. The dreamy scenery is completed with exotic beaches, graphic settlements and important historic monuments proving the long human existence in the island.


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Mastichari is the coastal village of Antimachia.

Mastichari is located on the west coast of the Island, 22 km west of Kos Town and it is the second port. It is a traditional village famous for its numerous fishermen who offer fresh fish at popular fish houses located only 20 two 30 meters from the beach.The beach, which  is about 5 km long, is very popular and attracts thousands of tourists each year. Its clear blue water and white sand give it an exotic touch.  You can also enjoy the most beautiful sunsets on the island.  The place combines tranquility and serenity, intensity and fun. 

10+1  things to do in  Mastichari 

Honey Festival, Antimachia

  • This 1-day honey festival is rather a sweet celebration. Literally, in fact, as it’s a chance to sample the fruits of the local bees. That means you can dip into honey jelly, tuck into pancakes drizzled with honey and give the loukoumades – honey-soaked doughnuts – a go. And you’ll get a demonstration of traditional Greek dancing, too. Antimachia is just 10 minutes’ drive away

Mooch around Antimahia village

  • The village of Antimahia is set 4 kilometres back from the port at Mastichari. It’s famous for its honey and its handmade weavings, but there’s also layer upon layer of history – up to 3 centuries-worth – in the stone walls of the churches and traditional homesteads. A dirt track from the settlement wends for 4 kilometres to the ruins of a Medieval castle, which serves up great views over the island.

Hurtle down the slides at Lido Water Park

  • Mastichari is around 10 minutes’ drive from one of the largest water parks in the Aegean. Lido Water Park packs in a massive wave pool and a lazy river, plus tonnes of go-faster slides. The list includes the Black Hole, the Kamikaze, and the Spacebowl. There’s a stack of restaurants and snack bars, plus sunbeds with parasols, when you’re ready to get your breath back.

Treat yourself  to  Greek  mementos

  • Beach towels, inflatables, suncream, disposable cameras and sarongs – for a small place, Mastichari has done a pretty good job of covering your basic shopping needs. And if you’re looking for mementos to take home, there’s jewellery, pottery and some very snugly-looking Greek slippers. There’s a good choice for handmade sandals, ouzo, olive oil   and olive oil soaps

Try some Greek dancing at a friendly bar

  • Clubs don’t make it onto Mastichari’s night-time schedule, though that’s not to say this place doesn’t kick up its heels – as you’ll discover when you find yourself dancing along with the locals at one of the taverna’s Greek nights. Meanwhile, the friendly café-bars are a dab hand at cocktails. As for closing time, that’s pretty much down to when the last customer is ready to leave.

Feast Day of Agios Ioannis

  • The weeny church of Aghios Ioannis Theologos(an early Christian Basilica with beautiful mosaic floor) perches like an eagle’s nest high above the rocky south-west coast. It’s named after the saint, Aghios Ioannis, who’s honoured on 29th August with a feast in Mastichari. Both locals and visitors head to the beach and party like it’s going out of fashion.

Learn to windsurf on Mastichari Beach

  • Windsurfing and kiteboarding are popular sports on the beach here, and there are really friendly instructors at the surf school at the far end of the sands. They wiil  get you started with a 4-hour windsurfing course, or sign up for 5 days to get free use of all the equipment. Mornings are best for novices, while the breezier afternoons are great for the more experienced.The extensive beach exceeds in length of 5 km is very organized and popular. The beautiful sands visit each year thousands of tourists.The clear blue waters and white sand along the beach, the island’s beautiful sunset creates the vacationers feel of an exotic island.

Turn back to time at The Hippocrates Garden Cultural Centre

  • The “Hippocrates Garden” Cultural Centre has its home in Mastichari. It’s dedicated to Hippocrates, the big daddy of modern medicine, and replicates a 5th-century BC Greek settlement. There’s a 2-storey house made of local stone, a theatre, and a Philosopher’s Arcade dolled up to the nines with handmade mosaics and frescoes. Its library houses works by ancient Greek philosophers, plus bits and pieces from more modern times. The whole place is circled by a fragrant garden of herbs and cedar trees.

Enjoy Mastichari’s freshly-netted fish

  • Fishermen’s boats pulling into the harbour are a daily sight in Mastichari. And you can catch up with their haul at the village’s friendly tavernas, where red mullet, squid, sea bream and little symiaki shrimps are all freshly served. Many holidaymakers like to settle into one of the seafront tavernas to get the best view of the sunset while they tuck into octopus fritters or crispy fried whitebait.

 Book a day cruise to Kalymnos

  • Mastichari makes a great base for visiting other Dodecanese islands. Hydrofoils and ferries drop anchor here to offer passage to the likes of Patmos in the north, with pit stops right down to southerly Rhodes. The closest neighbour is Kalymnos, 20 minutes away, where sheltered coves and green valleys are crisscrossed by mule trails. Most of all, though, its limestone cliffs attract serious climbers like moths to a flame. It is famous as the island of sponge divers, due to its long tradition in this job. it is the favorite destination for the lovers of diving and fish gun. While its beautiful beaches with clear shores and crystal waters relax visitors.

Mastichari Ferry Timetable

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Mastichari – Kalymnos Ferry Timetable

ANEM Ferry and Kalymnos Star Timetables to Kalymnos

A.N.E.M. Ferry Boats

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For more information about A.N.E.M. Ferries and completely up-to-date timetables click on here





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Kos Villages Bus Schedules

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Bus schedule Kos Island



Local Bus SchedulesVALID from: 30/10/2016
Departures from Kos Monday toFriday Weekend One Way Ticket Departures
from Villages
Monday toFriday Weekend
From KOS to ZIA 07:00  2,10 € From ZIA to KOS 07:30
13:00 13:30
From KOS to TIGAKI 2,10 € From TIGAKI to KOS
From KOS to MARMARI 2,10 € From MARMARI to KOS
From KOS to PILI 07:00 07:00 2,10 €  From PILI to KOS 07:30 07:30
10:00 10:20
13:00 13:00 13:30 13:25
From KOS to MASTICHARI  3,20 €   From MASTICHARI to KOS 08:00  08:40
13:00 13:00
20:30 16:00
From KOS to ANTIMACHIA 3,20 € From ANTIMACHIA to KOS 07:55 08:30
13:00 13:00 15:50
From KOS to KARDAMENA 3,50 € From KARDAMENA to KOS 07:50 08:25
13:00 13:00 15:40
From KOS to PARADISE-KEFALOS 4,80 €   From KEFALO-PARADISE to KOS 07:30 08:00
13:00 13:00



You Should Always Buy Your Tickets On the Bus.



Airport Buses

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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    One Way Ticket 3,20 €
Bus to the Airport will be at Mastichari port
approximately 25 minutes after the departure from Kos town.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
07:55 07:55 07:55 07:55 07:55 08:30 08:30
15:45 15:45 15:45 15:45 15:45
Monday to Friday 13:35 21:05
Weekend 13:35
One Way Ticket 2.00 €
Monday to Friday 07:30 15:15
Weekend 08:00
Monday to Friday 13:35 21:05
Weekend 13:35
One Way Ticket 2.00 €
Monday to Friday 07:50 15:40
Weekend 08:25