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Villa Porto Matzavino – Your Sanctuary in Picturesque Greece

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,173 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Three bedroom villa hidden away and completely private - motorboat included

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.

Guests access

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

Lefkada (Lefkas)

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Vassiliki Papa
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Vassiliki Papa

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

Why Vassiliki Papa chose Aktio-Vonitsa

Villa Porto Matzavino is a house with all the comforts for a family or groups of friends. All bedrooms have their own balcony with sea view. You have to enjoy the peaceful surrounding area with the sea just in front of you. You are able to order delicious Greek food or to cook by yourselves, using fresh local food products (some of them directly from Villa Porto Matzavino garden). There is a boat that you can use it for fishing or just for fan. Villa Porto Matzavino has a very beautiful garden (4 Km2) full of green. If you wish to take a walk Vonitsa is only 3 km and the famous Lefkas 15 Km

What makes this villa unique

We have for free:

1. Motor boat

2. Canoe

3. Sea beds

4. Internet

5. Safe Parking

6. BBQ

7. Washing Machine


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Aktio-Vonitsa in Anaktorio

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1173 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Three bathrooms complete with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , with en suite bathroom
    Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • The villa has three bedrooms two with one double bed and two with singles beds and easily sleeps six people.
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
No pets allowed inside the building


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Villa Porto Matzavino – Your Sanctuary in Picturesque Greece
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Secluded and intimate Villa on the beach with country side on the back.

  • 5 of 5

Great holiday with my family. Had an amazing time at the villa. Everything for your relax at hand! From fishing with motorboat (included) to just bathing or chilling in the garden. Amazing views from the veranda on the upper flat where we used to taste wine and olive from Kiki the owner which has been very helpful treated us with great care and hospitality.

Amazing location in terms of privacy and relax as well as visiting nearby villages.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good

  • 5 of 5

We spend excellent time at the villa with our four kids. The cost line was terrific for our kids and the villa was very comfortable.

Kiki, the owner, was welcoming and charming!

Most recommended!!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to escape from it all

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Greek getaway holidays

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
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  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Olga Binou for your review Kiki Papa
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Our holdays at Porto Mantzavino

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Preveza - Aktio (PVK)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Selection of tavernas on the beach of Vonitsa
Nearest Beach
House is right on the beach
Car: necessary

The coordination for Villa Porto Matzavino is 38.9339052979894, 20.9378098713227. See



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Additional pricing information

Early Booking Discount 5% for bookings taken prior to the 25th February 2016
Extended Booking Discount 15% for bookings of 3 weeks or more

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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