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EARLY BOOKING OFFER

We will offer a 10% discount to our price list plus welcome drinks for bookings made up to 31st December 2017 and stay either from 14th April to 06th of June or 25th of September to 31st October 2018.

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ABOUT US

Running Porta del mar Beach Villas since 2003, we do our best every season to serve our guests  for a perfect Zakynthos holiday. It is our principle to re-invest a great part of our profits in improvements and extensions in both the villas and the surrounding areas.

1200+

BOOKINGS SINCE 2003

3000+

GUESTS

40%

REPEAT GUESTS PER SEASON

150+

REVIEWS

OUR TEAM

Tasos K. Rigas

  • Owner, designer and creator of Porta del mar villas
  • General Manager
  • Reservations Manager

Pavlina Riga

  • Owner and designer of Porta del mar villas

Kostas Rigas

  • Reservations Manager in Porta del mar villas
  • Restaurant Manager

Elina Riga

  • Family member-Hostess in Porta del mar

Anna

  • Restaurant supervisor

Sia

  • Kitchen chief

Antonia

  • Our cleaning lady
  • For our Russian guests convenience: Our cleaning lady can speak Russian.

Sue and Robbie

The Holistic Heaven team!

Big eyes

  • 11 years old already, one of the biggest cats in Zante. Such a nobble!

Tapa

  • Our friendly and smiley little dog Tapa!

HISTORY

Narrated by Tasos and Pavlina

90's > WORKING IN THE BANK
1992

Before all begins

Shortly after our wedding, came to life our two children, Kostas and Elina. Our family settled in Zakynthos in 1992 as bank employees and the following year we bought a seaside plot, which was meant to build Porta del Mar Beach villas in 2003.

1998

A dream is born

It was a dream that had grown between us for several years and is implemented with courage, hard work, passion and great love. Our main concern was the overall construction to be true but stylish and to blend with the natural environment that we love so much.

2003

Building the idea

We built eight villas and landscaped the surrounding gardens within a year, and in May 2004 we welcomed our first guests! The eight houses with mythical names form a “neighborhood" of a traditional village that overlooks the endless blue of the Ionian Sea. On its “feet”, spreads the sandy beach 'Psarou' with its clean waters, ideal to enjoy the tranquility and swimming from our guests .

2006

Succcess

The success of our effort exceeded all expectations: Each season was better than the previous one and within a few years PdM reached its maximum occupancy! Over the years, our two children, along with their university studies, participated in our effort to run effectively PdM and today we can say that PdM is a "family" business .

2007

Expansion

The success of PdM from the first year of operation, has led us to the idea of its continuous improvement. Nearly every year we make small improvements inside the villas and in the beach front gardens and beach: In 2007 we purchased the adjacent plot, where we gradually have created a playground, gym, mini soccer field, two beach decks and the second access to the beach.

2010

Expansion

In 2010 we bought the adjacent olive grove plot, where along with the olive oil we harvest, we grow most of the vegetables we use for the needs of «Café del mar»..

2013

Improvements

In 2013 season, we built our new "Sun set" deck and redesigned from scratch the old «Sun rise Patio" while we upgraded the Cafe del mar in our effort to offer also genuine and fresh Greek food to our guests.

2014

Bathrooms

This year we started to realize a 3 year plan to refurbish all the villas.
We started with a few bathrooms and upgraded them to the highest standards.
In the outside we made the new beach front “Caldera” patio, ideal for a private place to relax, read your book , be with just your friend(s) or enjoy a special dinner while you will have the best sunset views!

2015

Cleo

We continued our investment plan and on top we made significant upgrade to “Cleo” villa, that was much appreciated by our guests last summer.
In the outside we made two new additions: The “central” deck and the “Caminia” patio, both beach front.
The “Central” deck is another place to relax or eat at fresco with panoramic sea views while the smaller “Caminia” is a new place to be as near to the sea as it gets!

2016

Today

By investing the great part of our profits back to Porta del Mar, is for us the best RESPECT we feel that we owe to have for our guests.
In this running year we will end our three-year investment plan of the extensive refurbishing of all villas.
Some of the works are now under way and need to be done before the new season starts (April 2016) and the rest will be continued after the end of this season (November 2016 to March 2017).
We look forward to welcome you soon!

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