Masticulture is a locally owned and operated small scale travel bureau in the mastic village of Mesta on Chios island in the Aegean Sea. It works under an official Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) licence as a general tourism office (travel agency). It is the first and only tourism company specialising in ecotourism on the island. It provides a broad variety of activities related to Chios island environment (natural and social) as well as the people, businesses and associations representing the local traditions and culture of Chios.
Find out what lies beneath the crystal clear waters of the Aegean by taking a dive!
At Apothika Beach, there's an eco-friendly dive center - Cantine Tortuga, Mesta Diving School - where experienced and beginner divers can explore the beauty and misteries of underwater Chios.The center offers scuba diving lessons, so anyone can take the plunge!
With a mix of sand and rock on the seabed, you'll see octapuses, morays, nudibranchs and all manner of sea creatures and fish.
After a day diving or snorkelling with owner Hector Giourgis, head up the steps from the beach to a tiny cantina where the view is superb and the small selection are a perfect way to round off your day as the sun sets over the horizon.