One of its main characteristic features includes the ruins of the old, Early Christian Basilica with its beautiful mosaic floor only a short distance from sea. There are several accommodation alternatives around the area. In Mastichari visitors apart from peace and quiet can also find good food served at the very popular fish houses which are only 20-30 meters from the beach and offer fresh fish and many delicious seafood dishes. Let’s not forget to mention that Mastichari is very popular for its fresh fish as many fishermen have their fishing base here which means probably whatever is served on the table has just been caught in the morning. Mastichari beaches are characterized by white sand and turquoise waters which create the impression of being in an exotic place, just like the ones you find in the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can have a swim, enjoy the sun and have lots of fun at the various water sports available in this well organized beach. Many people claim that Mastichari has the best beach and the best sea in the whole of Kos.