Description

Antimacheia
Antimacheia

The picturesque Antimacheia is one of the traditional villages of the island, located 23 kilometers southwest of the city centre of Kos and just 4 km from the famous Mastichari. This is an ancient settlement which bears the same name for three millennia.

The Antimachiotiko House, a representation of a traditional house of the village during the Inter-war period, is the most significant attraction in the village. When you come here you won't want to miss out on viewing the old watermill, which is known as the Mill of the Papa.

Located 4 miles southeast of Antimachia stand the ruins of the Medieval Castle of the Order of St. John Knights, which dates back to the 14th century. During your tour you'll see the last surviving walls, castle houses and water tanks, while inside you'll be guided to the old 16th century churches of Agiou Nikolaou and the 18th century Agias Paraskevis.

Nature lovers can ask for information on how to get to the pine forest of Plaka; a place where you can admire the splendour of nature. The area has been configured to ensure that its visitors can enjoy relaxing picnics there.

Although the village has several great spots for dinner, most guests choose to dine at its seaport, Mastichari, where several waterfront fish tavernas operate.