|Minimum Stay||4 - 5 nights|
Villa Porto Matzavino is named after one of Europe's most ancient wine-producing regions.
Located in Vonitsa, among the distinctive history and the astonishing surroundings is ideal for families or companies.
On the shores of the Ionian sea,our charming waterfront villa has its own beach on the Gulf of Amvrakikos.The secluded semi-private beach and the 4.000 sqm of private grounds with olive, fruit-bearing trees and vegetables, promise to make your holidays as it should be.
Nearby emerald green beaches combined with the wonderful sea and mountainous sites will offer you relaxing moments. Having a variety of choices , guests can swim in more than 20 beaches, from small isolated to big cosmopolitan ones.
Our peaceful and quiet villa -with both sea and mountain views-has been developed in three levels – floors featuring enormous outdoor space. It is bathed in greek sunshine every hour of the day, however, it has shaded and refreshing areas to enjoy.
We provide you holidays of high quality combined with excellent facilities.
Villa Porto matzavino can comfortably accomodate two families or groups of people and consists of the following spaces :
• 1 very spacious fully furnished living room-dining area .
• 1 fully equipped kitchen .
• 3 tastefully decorated bedrooms - each with a broad veranda overlooking the endless blue of the Gulf of Amvrakikos.
• 3 bathrooms -one of which is en suite to the Master bedroom.
• BBQ area. Our quests can enjoy the BBQ area if they prefer to roast their fresh fish or delicious meat provided by the local (URL HIDDEN) of our greatest local delicacies are the shrimps, ranked among the tastiest in the world.
•Private parking area.
Surrounded by the ¨away from it all¨ theme and feeling, our villa has all the amenities including TV, internet and wifi.
There is also a laundry area with a washing-machine.
Of course you can enjoy the greek sunshine anytime of the day lying in the sun loungers.
The greatest pleasure of Villa “Porto Matzavino" is the almost private beach. Positioned in a small bay, it remains unaffected by the wind, making swimming a joy in its crystal clear waters virtually every day of the year.
We provide a small canoe and a fishing boat which guests are free to use.
We can prepare a generous food welcome hamper for you so that you will not need to worry about running out to the shops or finding somewhere to eat for your first day at the villa.
We can also offer daily (on request ) a home cooked lunch at an additional but reasonable cost.
Feel free to ask. You will love greek kitchen!
Interaction with Guests
Even if you don't leave the villa and the immediate area for the duration, you will enjoy the sun, the beach, the water, the views, and the gorgeous sunsets. However, there is plenty to do within a short driving distance, from sports, to shopping, to tavernas and cafes, and night entertainment.
The strategical position of our villa offers to our guests the liberty to visit any place of west Greece they choose.
We provide guides and maps to our visitors for the most popular excursions of the area.
Despite that, remember - there is always space for some discovering adventure!!!
Take your time, enjoy shorter distance Vonitsa( 5 minutes drive) or traditional village Monastiraki.
Below nearby historical attractions and islands
Just 22 km from Villa Porto Matzavino is the island of Lefkada, which is connected to the mainland by a small bridge. Pretty and quiet, it embodies Greek island life - even today, someone can still see women wearing centuries old traditional attires. Lefkada is famous for having some of the most beautiful beaches of Europe, like the beach of Porto-Katsiki. The southern beach and fishing village of Vasiliki has world-class windsurfing.
Scorpios and Meganisi
Another favorite destination is the small island of Meganisi, which can be reached by ferry from Lefkada. Of special interest is a boat ride around Scorpios, the private island of the late Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
Ithaki and Cephalonia
Ferries depart daily from the port of Vasiliki in Lefkada to the islands of Cefalonia and Ithaki (a 1.5 hour ride). Both are beautiful, traditional and pristine islands.
Route to Preveza
The picturesque town of Preveza, built in the narrow entrance of the Amvrakikos gulf, is an interesting destination and distance only 15 km from the villa. The Neoclassical architecture of the old town, the outdoor market, and its renowned fish taverns that line the harbor, make Preveza a treat to the visitor in the summertime.
A few kilometers outside of Preveza we find the ruins and the museum of ancient Nicopolis (in greek: "city of victory") -one of the most important cities of the early Roman and Christian eras. Roman Emperor Octavian founded the city in celebration of his victory over Marcus Antonius and Cleopatra in the naval battle of Actium, outside Preveza, in 31 BC. The significance and cultural strength of the city can be seen in its prominent castle walls, two large theatres, aqueduct, as well as several Byzantine monuments. The ancient ruins of Nicopolis are a beautiful site, and are truly worth visiting!
The historic Acheron site and Nekromanteion – the oracle of the dead, important locations in Ancient Greece, are located about 1 hour drive from the house, near the village of Ammoudia,. at the delta of the river Acheron. According to Homer, Acheron River was at the edge of the “flat" world and it was the entrance to the Underworld, the world of the dead!
A beautiful town, about 80 km scenic drive from Preveza, Parga is built on a steep hillside around a small bay, with narrow traffic-free streets and alleys that give the town a strong Greek island feel. Cafes, bars and restaurants line the harbor or are hidden in the uphill alleys with beautiful views of the bay. A vibrant international destination provides its visitors with a variety of wonderful sights, activities, shops and nightlife. At the top of the hill sits an old Venetian fortress that offers panoramic views of the sea and the area.
Daily ferry excursions from Parga can take you to the islands of Paxi, Antipaxi, Corfu, as well as other destinations.
Paxi – Antipaxi
Paxi and Antipaxi are the smallest of the Ionian islands. Multiple daily excursion leave Parga in the morning for a tour of Paxi and Antipaxi that incudes swimming in turquoise waters, exploration of caves, and a visit to the picturesque village of Paxi for lunch, shopping, and a stroll around town.
The best way to experience the area is by renting a car.
Dont hesitate to contact me for any gurther information.
I am a journalist and i live in Athens.I have traveled all over the world trying to bring back home a note of many different cultures.
I respect and preserve the greek identity of my villa,where the sun and sea get married with greek sapors and flavours.I grow my own biological garden and im always available to give you all the informations you need for all the important points of interest in the area of west Greece
Vassiliki Papa purchased this villa in 1996
Holidays as it should be!
We spent two weeks at Porto Matzavino: us, kids and visiting grandma's. The villa is set in a small picturesque secluded bay off the coast road that you rarely share with more than a few locals. The villa itself is spacious and pleasantly simple and is well run by the owner Kiki. She will offer you local tips on where to go and what's going on and is charming.
Ten minutes drive away is Vonitsa which is good for provisions and an evening drink on the harbour. Twenty minutes away is Lefkafa which is more charming and offers a decent range of restaurants and bars and a splash of nightlife if you fancy.
Spent 5 nights here in the exceptional care of Vasiliki, what a wonderful getaway at the end of the summer season.
From the initial email of enquiry to our last transfer to the port courtesy of the owner we were treated like special friends. The three bedroom villa was spotless comfortable & cool in its furnishings.The position of the villa gives it stunning views over the beach & sea, & we were lucky enough to have clear starry nights.
You can find anything you need, nearby at Vonitsa and our rotation cooking system between girls didnt bother our relaxing swimming time.All you need is your car to visit all the places nearby, Lefkada, Preveza and of course ancient Nikopolis.Strongly recommended for families or groups of couples.
All in all a lovely gem on west Greece which we would love to return to. Thank you Porto Matzavino.
Stayed September 2015.
We stayed this August at “Porto Matzavino” We like absolutely everything!!!
The clean villa and the great view is marvelous and the private beach is a great pleasure.
You can see the photos and the reality is exactly the same. The garden, is a true paradise
We cross the crystal clear waters with the canoe and the fishing boat and we loved it.
The hospitality are great and you can visit lots of places restorants and beaches around in Lefkada, Preveza etc.
I recommend the place highly for couples and families!!!
We stayed in Villa Porto Mantzavino for two weeks in May 2013 and had fantastic time. The house and the surroundings completely fulfilled our expectations. We are definitely thinking to return to this place sometimes in the future. More detailed review can be found bellow.
House Villa Porto Mantzavino well suited for families with two children. It is equipped with all necessary appliances and offers a very comfortable accommodation. There is a plenty of space to park your car and even a barbeque can be found at the back of the house. The house was cleaned upon our arrival and fresh towels and bed linens were provided every four days .
Location: The best point of this villa is probably its location. Just ifront of the sea there is a nice (almost private) pebble beach with crystal clear waters where you can swimm any time of the day.
Very short distance from the Villa you will find excellent restaurants. The service is really friendly and you will find fresh fish and other local specialities every day near by ,or you can arrange with the owner a lunch when ever you need , this is extra. Strongly recommended. If you are looking for a Greek night, then we would advise you to go for a dinner to the island of Lefkada or Preveza (15 minutes by car). Take your time, enjoy slightly shorter distance Vonitsa( 5 minutes drive) or traditinal village Monastiraki . Archeological sites nearby we recomend AKTIO (Antonios& Kleopatra) or old town Nickopolis.
A fantastic property for a peaceful relaxing holiday. Fishing, reading, eating gorgeous freshly caught fish. What can i say. This is a rare gem, the epitome of true Greece! We will definitely be back in 2014.
Porto Matzavino is the most lovely Greek holiday home we have come across in our 20 years of travelling to Greece for holidays. The property is immaculately clean and well maintained and the owner visited us and pointed us in the right direction of some fantastic beachfront tavernas and lovely hidden away spots for swimming and days out. Located completely on its own with a lovely empty beach at the foot of the garden we didn't venture out too often as we had everything we needed right there at the house. The vegetable garden at the back of the house is amazing and it was such a pleasure to cut a couple of tomatoes each day and prepare the all essential Greek salad for lunch! The little boat was delightful to use to pop round to other bays and our boys had a day out fishing for shrimps too. They came back empty handed but it didn't matter as the locals visit the bay and you can buy fresh prawns and shrimps straight from them and put them directly onto the BBQ for your evening meal. A truly lovely property. We just loved the simplicity, relaxation, away from it all feeling that permeates the place. We would definitely recommend this for couples or a family for a gorgeous Greek holiday.
Early Booking Discount 5% for bookings taken prior to the 25th February 2016
Extended Booking Discount 15% for bookings of 3 weeks or more