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Villa Petritis - Superb Cliff Top Villa with Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Boikatika, Paxos, Greece - Spectacular Location on West Coast

Perched two hundred metres above the magnificent horseshoe bay of Ahai on the west coast of Paxos, the view from Villa Petritis’ terraces is simply stunning. The villa is very comfortable and homely and is arguably the best location on this beautiful island.

Villa Petritis nestles in the tiny hamlet of Boikatika which is a 5 minute walk from the village of Magazia & its bakery, grocery stores and tavernas.

Richard Watrous
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Greek
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2018

About Richard Watrous

My parents bought Petritis in 1973 and set about its extensive renovation. They chose its location because the East Coast and its three ports become quite frenetic in peak season but Petritis, on the West Coast, remains secluded and tranquil all year round.

I first visited Paxos with my family in 1968 and have visited every year thereafter ... The island will always be my 'second home' as the locals are kind & welcoming and the scenery is idyllic.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Paxos around the Corfu Regional Unit

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Two small ensuite bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One gallery double bedroom & one single bedroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Villa Petritis is NOT suitable for small children or people with mobility problems. There is an iPod dock and SW radio in the villa. Outside: Petritis offers sun on its wide sea-facing terraces or cooler shade from two large olive trees in its flagstone courtyard. A stairwell leads to the single bedroom as well as the swimming pool and barbecue areas. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, bath and beach towels are provided. These will be changed twice weekly by Villa Petritis' local caretakers who will also clean the villa three times a week, make the beds, wash up and maintain the pool. Other: Villa Petritis enjoys privacy and has just one close neighbour - all of the home and outdoor areas cannot be overlooked. The large olive grove adjacent to the property also belongs to Petritis.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Villa Petritis - Superb Cliff Top Villa with Pool
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

So relaxing in a beautifully located villa

  • 4 of 5

We have visited Paxos twice before so know the Island and what it has to offer.. So enough to say the Island has great Greek atmosphere, very freindly and helpful people, super little beaches and great food and tavernas.

Using Owners Direct was adventurous for us having to get the connections(plane,taxis,ferries) to run on schedule,they did apart from the outward hydrofoil running an hour late. On arrival off the Hydrofoil we were met by Mahi, the house keeper, hire car and then onto the Villa. Mahi was always available and visited at least three times a week. She had supplied us with loads of provisions to get us started, in fact some lasted the whole fortnight..

When you arrive and walk through the front door, straight through the living area onto the terrace the view is just breathtaking, looking out over the cliffed bay way below. We never tired of this siight, morning, noon and night. From this top terrace you also looked down onto the pool terrace with a delicious looking swimming pool, what more could you want. Well to the side and to the front were another two terrace garden areas as well as a rais terrace where you could have breakfast lunch, whatever, or just move the terrace furniture around to suit.

The pool terrace has an enormous umbrella which shades well, but is heavy to move around. At this level is the barbecue and another small bedroom with extra cushions if need for the loungers and obviously toilet to save climbing up to the house.

The house is basically a big stone shell with a kitchen extension. There is a main living area with comfortable chairs, sofas sunken below main floor level. Dining table, sideboards and drawers, a cd player and ipod player, coffee table. Above this is the galleried bed area. This "bedroom" looks down on the living room and has wardrobes and drawers. The bed is large and comfortable with mosquito net( which we did not need as we had the windows closed). In the bedroom area is the ensuite. This is a wooden room, almost like a large cupboard but facilitated us quite well except that the sink is far to small and underneath a cabinet so you cannot get your head over to wash,clean teeth, shave - so annoying.

Fitted furniture/kitchen is a bit 1970's DIY, no drawers fitted, tiles outdated needing some sealing etc. All this you can put up with. but will need modernizing.. No telivision or aircon, not a problem as there were quiet large fans.

Excellent, recommended. A top property. Cat is free, just feed it.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alan for your comprehensive review ... I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay & hope that you'll choose to return in the near future. Very best wishes, Rick
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Villa Petritis. Superbly positioned Villa in a lovely part of the Island.

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we had a great time. Great weather, an excellent boat trip round the Island on

the "Lucky George'. Enjoyed encountering Art exhibitions in the sleepy Port of Loggos.

One of the best restaurants: Emeritis, is very close by.

A minor point: the Villa is ,we feel, in need of some updating. One of the toilets leaked, the concrete around the pool is crumbling in places and some air con would be a huge improvement.

Mahi, the housekeeper, looked after us very well.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, Ken. The toilet leak is already fixed and the pool surrounds will be done in October. I'm reluctant to put in aircon as the property is SO CLOSE to the sea and I adore open shutters from Spring through to late Autumn ... I do hope you'll choose to stay at Petritis again in the future.
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A fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Villa Petritis was fabulous. The little extras in the villa like the pool towels, the backgammon set, the books and other really useful day to day things made a real difference both to our luggage weights and to our enjoyment of the holiday. The gardens and views are so beautiful and exactly as shown on the website and the pool was lovely and a perfect size for 2.

The location is great for walkers like ourselves - we didn't hire a car although we did get a scooter for a couple of days. Magazia (10 mins walk) was able to provide for most of our needs via the mini market (which has fresh local bread). The new supermarket next to the fire station looks very comprehensive but only opened a couple of days before we left. The taverna in the middle of the village (O llias) was our most regular stop for dinner and the people there were lovely and the food very good. We were also regulars at the Sunset Taverna at Kastanida where the food and views were fantastic and the people lovely.

Mahi looked after us very well. She kept the villa and gardens immaculate and was easy to contact and really helpful when we had any queries.

Our biggest challenge was leaving the villa to explore the rest of the island but it was lovely to get back after a good walk and cool off in the pool. Can't wait to do it all again....

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing villa with great views.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in Villa Petritis for 10 days in July and had a lovely time. The villa is perfect for 2 people and the pool is more than enough. Great sun terraces to have breakfast and dinner and the view is breath taking. Rick was great at keeping in touch and helping with ferry info and collection from the port. I would highly recommend hiring a car as other parts of the island are beautiful and also for shopping in Gaios. It is possible to walk to a Taverna just take the torch provided.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments x
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Stunning views and lovely, romantic villa

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Villa Petritis. Once you enter through the gate into the courtyard it's as if you're in a world of your own. It's completely away from the touristy bustle of Gaios so if you want a quiet holiday with privacy this is the villa for you. The swimming pool was fabulous (and necessary in the 30+ degree heat) and Mahi was brilliant - sorting out any little glitches and going the extra mile by picking us up at the port when there weren't any taxis available. We were sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words & SORRY again that the big storm prior to your arrival caused the pool to be 'out of action' on day 1 for its required ph adjustment. I hope you'll choose to stay at Villa Petritis again in the near future.
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Wonderful Villa with a wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place! We had a great time at Villa Petritis and were constantly stunned at the view from the numerous patios. The weather was very hot for us and the variety of sitting areas afforded us shade or sun whenever we wanted. the pool is lovely too and a welcome respite from the heat. The local restaurant (Emeritis) was the best we found on the island and was within a five minute walk. Recommend hiring a small boat to tour around the calm waters and swim or snorkel in the majestic bays around Paxos and Anti Paxos. We had a great time and look forward to visiting again one day.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. I hope, as you say, you'll choose to stay at Villa Petritis again in the near future.
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Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
5 min walk
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Erimitis - 20 mins walk downhill !
Car: recommended


The nearest beach, Erimitis, is a twenty minute walk away. All the beaches on the East coast can be reached within ten minutes by car.


Paxos is the smallest of the Ionian islands and as there is no airport one must first fly to Corfu then take a boat to Paxos. Villa Petritis is on the West Coast and a car is recommended to visit the beaches, shops and restaurants of Gaios, Loggos & Lakka.


Villa Petritis is located in the hamlet of Boikatika, a five minute walk from neighbouring Magazia which has several grocery stores, taverna, coffee houses and a bakery serving fresh, crusty bread every morning.

Further Details:

Villa Petritis' caretakers, Mahi and Feri, will meet you off the ferry to escort you to the villa. Villa Petritis is available to rent all year round.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Paxos,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 5
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1A
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2A
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3A
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4A
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5A
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6A
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2020
1 Nov 2019 - 30 Apr 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Changeover Day:
Between May and September all bookings must be for a minimum stay of one week. Arrival at Villa Petritis is any time after 2pm and departure by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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