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Corfu Travel Guide > Resorts Guide : Ipsos Corfu

Ipsos Corfu

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Ipsos, Ipsos, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
Ipsos was known 10-15 years ago as a party resort, full of club 18-30's holidays. It is changing though. It is still a very lively resort - the discos and bars remain. The far side of the beach near the harbour is quieter. In Ipsos you will find romantic couples, parents with teenagers - who prefer the busier bars and clubs on the other end of the beach! The beach stretches along the roadside and gently curves round at the harbour end. Ipsos is set against the dramatic backdrop of the hills of the North East of Corfu on the left and to your right across the sea to Corfu town. The main road runs through the shopping and disco strip, lining the inland side whilst the clear water and clean beach occupy the opposite side.

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Back to Top of Page Who is the Resort for


Who is the Resort for, Ipsos, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
Ipsos tends to attract young people due to its reputaion. Groups of friends and teenagers enjoy it here. Also the resort is starting to cater for families with teenage children. Many couples enjoy Ipsos as it is a resort with plenty of life, but the edges are the quieter parts, such as the harbour end and the village behind the main road.

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The Beach, Ipsos, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
Type
Mixed shingle with patches of sand. Many use the beach to nurse hangovers from the night before!

The Beach, Ipsos, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
Sunbeds
Plenty for hire along with umbrellas.
Facilities
Ipsos is a blue flag beach and has showers and changing facilities on the beach.
Child Suitability
Ipsos beach is child friendly. The water shelves off gradually and is clean and clear. The road is just above the beach though.
Cleanliness and Urchins
Ipsos beach is clean and tidy. There are no sea urchins.

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Places of Interest, Ipsos, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
Old villages around Ipsos
Take a look around Ipsos village behind the main road, or venture out further with a car visiting the quaint traditional Greek villages set in the hill side behind Ipsos, such as Agios Markos or Ano Korakiana. There is also the fishing harbours and also a quaint church.

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Places of Interest, Ipsos, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
Old habour

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At the harbour side is a small Greek church.

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Places Nearby, Ipsos, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
Barbati beach
There is a regular boat taxi to the nearby Barbati beach. By motor boat it is 30-40 min to Agni bay

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Follow the main coastal road from Corfu town, you will pass through Dassia and Ipsos is the next big town, you cannot miss it!!

If travelling from the Kassiopi side of the island, again follow the main coastal road as if going to Corfu town, the bends here are quite bad so care should be taken on this part of the island. You will pas through Nissaki and Barbati before the road starts to widen and sweep down, Ipsos will start to become visible as you travel down into the town. Parking is on either side of the main road possible.
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Tavernas in Ipsos, Ipsos, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
There is a wide choice of Tavernas and snack bars. Some offering all day English breakfasts! There is also an Italian and Chinese restaurant.


Boniatas
This friendly restaurant is situated opposite the Hairy Lemon. Traditationally cooked food from Greek to Italian.


The Hairy Lemon
An Irish and Greek family owned pub/restaurant friendly atmosphere for families, couples or dining alone and you always get service with a smile. The food is cooked to your liking and the prices are reasonable.



Moby Dick
Odyssey Restaurant
Tel: 26610 97663


Dino's
This restaurant is Greek owned by Dino himself. He welcomes you with open arms. The service is 100%, the food is the same as the service reasonably priced, friendly atmosphere, as Dino has you laughing from your order until you leave to go back to your hotel/apartments.


Strathis Taverna
Tel: 26610 93559



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Bars and Nightclubs
Bars are something that Ipsos is not short of. Everything ranging from quieter cocktail bars and traditional Greek bars to the more lively music bars with wide screen TV playing the latest films and sports all day! One feature that some holidaymakers may enjoy is the numerous 'English' bars in Ipsos.

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Water Sports in Ipsos, Ipsos, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
Ipsos is a big water sports resort and there are two large purpose built jetty's that cater for this. One is at the far left side of the beach and the other is at the middle, Water skiing, Ringo, banana rides and parasailing is available at both of these jetty's.


Boat Rental
Boat rental is available at the harbour end of the beach there are two or three places. Larger boat trips run from the main jetty by AG Nikolaos.


Diving
Ipsos claims to be the only dive outfit in Greece with a 54-inch decompression chamber. The dining club caters for beginners and advanced divers, as well as offering a number of BSAC and CMAS courses. Also the snorkellers and those who prefer to remain dry are welcome on the daily trips.



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Shopping in Ipsos, Ipsos, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
There are many shops here although these are mainly tourist shops selling gifts and t-shirts etc. There is also internet cafes for those with withdrawal symptoms!! Above one parade of shops there is physiotherapy and a massage centre.


Supermarkets
There are many supermarkets in Ipsos itself and larger ones can be found just outside the town towards Corfu town. Food shopping tends to be slightly cheaper here than in the North East towns and villages further along.

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Exchange/Money
Ipsos has a cash machine located in the centre of the line of shops and also there are many places to change travellers cheques and foreign currency throughout the resort.
Public Swimming Pools
There are many pool bars located just off the main road down the side streets, these are free to use as long as you purchase a drink or two!!!
Telephone and Post Box
At various points throughout Ipsos there are public telephones that require a card, these can be purchased at the shops and supermarkets near by. Also there are Post boxes near these.
Children's Facilities
There is a small play area in the village behind the main road, also there are children's pools in some of the public pool bars. Just behind the main road there is a go-cart track. Many of the bars have pool tables and games machines.
Disabled Facilities
Ipsos is very flat although to get to the beach there are a few steps, the kerbs off the beach front pavement are very deep. There are no disabled toilets, unfortunately this is normal in Corfu.
Clinic
There is a 24hr Doctors clinic in Ipsos just behind the main road.
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Topic Topic: Accommodation
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
sue avrio

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Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 11:07am
Ipsos tends to attract younger visitors due to its nightlife and more affordable accommodation and restaurants.There is a new nightclub on the seafront which looking at the entry queue seems to attract locals as well as visitors. Overall Ipsos is much improved and the beach is as popular as ever with plenty of water sports available. 
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Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
kev4955

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Posted: 03 Jan 2018 at 10:20am
Hi, not been on for a while, can I ask how is Ipsos these days, I know it had a down period but has it picked up at all, thanks
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Topic Topic: Buggy\Quad Bike In Corfu
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
sue avrio

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Posted: 20 Jun 2017 at 3:01pm
I always thought they were basically the same although a buggy is more for off-road. May be wrong though. Neither is great for the hills and bends. You may find it easier to hire a car once in Ipsos but you are limiting yourself if you can only drive auto. In all the years I have been going to Corfu I have only once had an automatic. 
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Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
sue avrio

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Posted: 19 Jun 2017 at 2:04pm
Ipsos to Paleo or Corfu Town is quite a trek on a quad. Why not hire one for a day and see how you enjoy it. Don't commit to longer initially unless of course you are used to Quads. Enjoy,be careful and be safe.
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Topic Topic: Buggy\Quad Bike In Corfu
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
joefish

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Posted: 19 Jun 2017 at 1:01pm
On the other hand, for what you want to do, the Green Buses are ideal. You're not far from Corfu town and they run back fairly late. If you get stranded, a taxi back will hardly break the bank. And nearby Dassia is actually on the end of the local town-area blue bus routes, which run even later.

Take the first bus into town in the morning and then the next one to Paleokastritsa. Remember to grab a copy of the timetable at the depot to check your journey back. It's about a 45 minute run between Paleo and the town, and maybe half an hour between Ipsos and the bus station.

And that's if you can't find a tour operator that simply runs a day coach to Paleo.

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Topic Topic: Buggy\Quad Bike In Corfu
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Deedee

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Posted: 19 Jun 2017 at 12:24pm
Hi Mokitro

When I have looked at the price of quad bike hire in the past it has been almost on a par with small car hire.
Corfu is very hilly with lots of narrow winding roads with hair pin bends, even the main east coast road has its moments. Wherever you are staying and wherever you are going you will almost certainly find yourself going up hill during your journey. Ipsos itself is quite flat but you have to go uphill at either end to get out of Ipsos.
You might want to check your holiday insurance to see whether you are covered for quad bike hire. You may have to pay an extra premium to be covered and you may struggle to get cover.
As Sue says it is personal choice and only you can know what level of discomfort you are willing to accommodate. Cars have air conditioning!

Whatever form of transport you ultimately go for, I hope you and your girlfiend enjoy Corfu and wish you both a great holiday.

Deedee

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Topic Topic: Buggy\Quad Bike In Corfu
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mokitro

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Posted: 19 Jun 2017 at 12:12pm
Thanks a lot for answering

I'll be located at Ipsos... want to know if its ok to travel from there with a quad bike to Paleokastritsa , port, old city.... 

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Topic Topic: Arriving In 5 Weeks
Forum: Nissaki
vangerover

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Posted: 09 May 2016 at 2:07am
Just seeing if anyone else is in town and what to see here. We've been to a lot of places in Corfu but this is new territory although we've been through on the the bus from Ipsos to Kassiopi.
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Topic Topic: Taxi Kalami To Agni, Daytime
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Graham T-A

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Posted: 26 Apr 2016 at 1:00am
Taxi from Kalami to Agni is really expensive as the taxi has to come from Kassiopi or Ipsos. and Corfu taxis are expensive anyway. Any idea what date you want to go as I will ask the boat owners if they can help.
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Topic Topic: Quizzes
Forum: The Kafeneon
davyboy

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Posted: 16 Jan 2016 at 12:26pm
Here are the answers i have of the Quiz.
1.   Nice            Ermones
2.   Argo            Benitses
3.   Foros           Old Perithia
4.   Stylia           Karousades
5.   Tragos         Kassiopi
6.   Easy Busy     Agios Georgios N
7.   Face            Kavos
8.   Old Tree       Ipsos
9.   Fuego          Acharavi
10. Ammos        Arillas
11. Vitamins       Nissaki
12. Akamatra     Corfu Town
13. O2               Gouvia
14. Barcode?       Lefkimmi
15. Aigli             Argos (The spoiler)
16. Tram?           Corfu town
17. Pyramid         St. Spiridon
18. Nerieds          Paleokastritsa
19. Arjee Bhajee   Kritika
20. Levanda         Kassiopi.

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Topic Topic: Ipsos In September
Forum: Ipsos
baza1972

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Posted: 10 Aug 2015 at 10:12pm
Hello everyone, looking forward to mine and my wifes 4th holiday to Corfu. We've been to Kalami twice and Sidari but was wondering of any recommendations of anything in Ipsos? eg bars and restaurants, boat trips, hiring of boats or cars etc?
Thanks
Baz

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Topic Topic: Credit Card & ATM Issues?
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
paulc99

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Posted: 19 Jul 2015 at 7:26pm
Hi, we're staying in Nissaki for two weeks in August and was wondering if restaurants are taking credit cards or is it cash only?
Also I believe there is one ATM in Nissaki, so was wondering if it would be working or we would have to travel to Ipsos or Corfu Town?

Thanks
Paul
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Topic Topic: Nautilus All Inclusive Ipsos
Forum: Ipsos
smfmarty

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Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 7:36pm
Hi there,

We were there last year. It's a nice hotel, nothing fancy - basic, clean, and all we needed. Each room has a fridge, TV and toilet/shower. Air-con is available and payable in the hotel (I think it was 10 euros per day but don't quote me on that). There is no tea/coffee facilities in the rooms but we'll take our own mini kettle next time Wink.  The pool area is lovely and the bar, dining room and reception adjoin it so during the day all is in one area.

There are 4 main accommodation 'blocks' each with a number of apartments. Three are at the pool area and one is down the hill in what was originally a separate hotel. All the accommodation involve steps from the reception area - the 2 closest have between 5 and 10 steps, the third a few more and the one down the hill is a 5 minute walk down a track. It's fine going down but can be quite steep coming back up!! Wink

Further down the hill from the 4th apartment block they have created a multi-layered decking area with parasols and sunloungers which allow you to bathe in the sea from the hotel. The water here is too deep for non-swimmers but is lovely for snorkelling etc. There is a dive platform and steps to get back out.

All meals are served in the main dining area and again it's nothing fancy but adequate. Main meals usually consisted of 3-4 choices with large choice of salads etc as well. The menu repeats each week so could get repetetive if you're there for more than a fortnight. All-inclusive drinks are local only but the bar does serve recognised brands to purchase as well if you prefer.

The hotel itself is a half-hour walk up the main road from Barbati (probably quicker if not so hot and flat!) but the hotel runs a minibus 3 times a day into Barbati to pick up/drop off at the beach. The public bus service stops immediately outside the hotel on the main road and is great for popping into Ipsos or further to Corfu Town or Kassiopi etc.

Staff were all very helpful and friendly and couldn't do enough for us.

In one sentence  - cheap and cheerful, basic but clean, worth the budget price. We certainly are planning to go back next summer.

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Topic Topic: Supermarkets In Nissaki
Forum: Nissaki
Peter d22

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Posted: 01 Jul 2015 at 11:38am
I think Katerinas floor space is larger, but I've found Aphrodites better stocked, that's going by my experience when I visit mid May/early June and October. There is another smaller corner shop further on from Aphrodite just before you get to the Sunshine Hotel entrance, and one across the road from the Shell petrol station. It's not just Agni that Aphrodite delivers for, some other travel companies use her as well. Katerina sells UK papers, Aphrodite doesn't. All corner shops will be more expensive than the larger supermarkets. Your nearest supermarket from where you'll be staying is AB supermarket in Ipsos. As you drop down into Ipsos coming from Nissaki, its about few hundred yards on your right, couple of flags one of them Greek hang over the entrance. This supermarket has 2 floors, there is a lift to take your shopping trolley upstairs.  Further down the coast at Dassia you will find a couple more supermarkets..
Hope this info helps.

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Topic Topic: Nautilus All Inclusive Ipsos
Forum: Ipsos
Catha45

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Posted: 28 Apr 2015 at 2:01pm
I think you will find this accommodation is in the Barbati area, can't say that I know it but am in Ipsos next week so will ask if anyone knows any info. 
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Topic Topic: Nautilus All Inclusive Ipsos
Forum: Ipsos
mandz.72

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Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 8:43pm
Hi all just wondered if anybody on here has stayed at the Nautilus Hotel in Ipsos on an all inclusive basis, what are your thoughts on the place as me and my sister are going in June this year and I've read conflicting information? Smile Thanks Mandy
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Topic Topic: Location Of Accommodation
Forum: Ipsos
Catha45

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Posted: 19 Mar 2015 at 4:51pm
Thanks for all your replies, I have bit the bullet and gone for the Yannis as they are open the dates I can make - will have to get in training to tackle that hill though LOL 
Just hope Hideaway bar is open then I can cut through there and take some light refreshment on the way back up Evil Smile
Janmanessi you are not wrong!  One map I looked at had the Dassia Chandris in the middle of Ipsos seafront - wouldn't like to walk that one with a stone in my shoe!
Cheers again - Cath

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Topic Topic: Location Of Accommodation
Forum: Ipsos
davyboy

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Posted: 17 Mar 2015 at 1:20pm
Go to bookings web site find 'Ipsos Holidays' then click on, show map, then click on the pointer for the apartment and zoom in you can chose satellite view, to see where it is.
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Topic Topic: Location Of Accommodation
Forum: Ipsos
Catha45

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Posted: 17 Mar 2015 at 12:23pm
Thanks for your replies, you are not wrong about inaccuracies as I do know some of the  Ipsos area and the map is way off with some properties!  Booking. com states this property as being Agios Markos which I though was up the hill and to the left?!?
 
I know where Als is and the Pyrgi supermarket but cannot place this building at all, is it as far down as Anna-Liza Aparthotel and Bonita restaurant? I know as you walk down the 'Pyrgi' road (as I think of it) you pass the Villa Caterina, Gorgona and where the old Amadeus bar/Hairy Lemon used to be. Just trying to get my bearings before I book anything as it will be the first time on my own and a bit daunting!
Cheers for your help.
Cath

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davyboy

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Posted: 17 Mar 2015 at 11:20am
As you enter Ipsos from Corfu town follow the main seafront road to the other end of resort till you get to Als restaurant taverna on the beach side of the road at this point cross the road. On the corner you will see a sign for the surgery and the Supermarket Pyrgi,  follow the road down past the Supermarket for about 400 metres and on the right you will find the apartments. Have a great time.
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Topic Topic: Location Of Accommodation
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sue avrio

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Posted: 17 Mar 2015 at 10:36am
Booking. com usually includes a map with a scale on the accommodation page. Maybe this will help. I don't know Ipsos that well but it does tend to get hilly as you travel inland from the beach. Good luck.
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Topic Topic: Location Of Accommodation
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Catha45

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Posted: 16 Mar 2015 at 6:10pm
Any info on the location of 'Ipsos Holidays' from Booking. com website as it says 500m from Ipsos beach but I am not sure whereabouts they are located and as I will be travelling alone don't want to be wandering up and down country lanes in the dark or up steep hills either as I am getting a bit long in the tooth for that Embarrassed
Any replies would be appreciated.
Many thanks
Cath

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Topic Topic: Taxi Cost
Forum: Ipsos
wirralite

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Posted: 12 Jan 2015 at 2:38pm
We always get a taxi from the airport to Dassia and last year it was 25Euros each way and Ipsos is not much further along the coastTongue
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Topic Topic: Taxi Cost
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Simmey

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Posted: 12 Jan 2015 at 1:45pm
Hi, I have just booked a holiday to Ipsos and it doesn't include a transfer, does anyone know the current cost of a taxi from the airport. I've done a search and the only prices I can find are years old.

Thanks in advance.

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Topic Topic: Dolphins
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
wirralite

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Posted: 12 Dec 2014 at 3:00pm
We hired a small boat last year and just past Ipsos a small pod followed us leaping and playing while they followed us.
What a fabulous sight just love dolphinsSmile

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Topic Topic: Places To Eat Near Agni
Forum: Nissaki
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Posted: 11 Nov 2014 at 9:23am
You might get a starter in the surrounding areas for 16 euros!Wink
 
If you hire a car then you can explore the coast and Ipsos and Barbati (South) will offer good value food, as will Kassiopi, New Perithia, Acharavi and Roda (North).
 
EnjoyBeer

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Topic Topic: Help
Forum: Ipsos
davyboy

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Posted: 19 Sep 2014 at 3:02pm

We also used to stop for breakfast in Ipsos on our travels at a pub down a snicket just off the front. Last time we went it had closed, please can someone remind me of the name? It had a massive round temperature gauge over the bar every time we went in it read 42c

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Catha45

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Posted: 19 Sep 2014 at 2:45pm
Dirty Nellys is the Irish Bar on the front, only ever had drinks in there but it may be because we always went May and late September so may only do food in high season. 
Tiffanys does a full menu of breakfasts, snacks etc., they are on the strip roughly halfway along, there are a number of other places such as Papagalos (parrot sign outside) there was Planet Ipsos but I think that has changed now and Nibbles but can't think of an Irish bar other than Temple Bar on the corner that has now changed to Wet Bar but still does food.  Hope you can suss it out.  Cath
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Forum: Ipsos
GRYFFENDOR

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Posted: 18 Sep 2014 at 4:00pm
Whenever we hired a car, driving round the Island from Kassiopi, we always stopped off at Ipsos to get the children something to eat. I think it was an Irish bar on the front, did burgers etc, but having looked on Google Earth can't seem to find it. Any help would be most appreciated.
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Topic Topic: New ATM In Nissaki
Forum: Nissaki
mark and jo

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Posted: 22 Aug 2014 at 8:43pm
Just a small word of warning.
Machine would not accept visa debit cards despite 20 attempts. Machines in IPSOS fine.
Also, exchange rate offered 1.17 where I got 1.24 on the IPSOS machines.
Credit cards seemed to work fine for other people.

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Topic Topic: Holiday Report
Forum: Acharavi and Saint Spiridon
GJJW

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Posted: 21 Aug 2014 at 4:47pm

So, we returned from our 2 week break in Acharavi last week and I’ve just about recovered enough to get round to

posting this little ditty. It was quite difficult this year as our youngest daughter, Seren, has decided to go from crawling to running. No in between, so keeping an eye on her was a challenge!

Firstly, we have now been to Corfu every year since 1996 (bar one) and to a certain extent you wonder if it will be your last (will you still find the place interesting, things to do etc), and I can confirm that we left the island with heavy hearts and a feeling that we couldn’t wait for our next visit!

We hired a car from the airport as per usual, and so we were able to explore areas of the island (I couldn’t sit by a beach/pool all day).

So, a few of the places we visited are below (apologies for spelling):

Kalamaki beach (great for the kids)

Roda

Arillas

Agios Stephonas

Krini

Paleo

Gouvia

Ipsos

Ropa Valley

Corfu Town

Kassiopi

New Perithia

Doukades

Barbati

Hydropolis

Plus a few days by the pool and on Acharavi beach

 

Now my favourite bit of the holiday is always meal times!

We had some truly amazing meals and I have included a few below:

Three Brothers Astakeria – What a find this place is. All fresh and amazing fish. Very reasonable prices too. Run by twin brothers with their mother cooking. Very small menu, but I would recommend simply taking whatever special dishes they have prepared that day. We had grilled sardines, zucchini, and shark with red wine sauce. It was heaven!

To Kyma Kassiopi – Been meaning to try this place for a couple of years. It oozes class

and the food and service were top notch. Beautiful setting too.

Binilikia Acharavi – Went for the Greek night on the Friday. Great entertainment, hospitality

and the food was fantastic. Ordered too much! Was that good we did the Greek night twice!

Alegria Acharavi – A great new place in the town. Such a selection of varied dishes, really fresh

and great value.

Immerolia Taverna – We lunched here one day and ordered a few starters to share between

us all. Great views, brilliant food, and efficient service.

Faros Acharavi – Great location on the beach and a cracking meze was shared by all. Very friendly hosts too.

Woodys Acharavi – Have to admit to being a snob about this place for a few years. However, my wife convinced me to eat here a few years back and I was wrong! Again, really good location, very friendly hosts, and I would recommend the lamb kleftiko.

Roda Park – Always a friendly welcome in such a busy place and massive menu. We ordered the fish platter for two which was huge and good value for money. My only small gripe is that it’s that busy you do feel rushed at times. Really nice food though.

Gelatis New Perithia – Amazing value, with free pita bread and dip starters, free water and a complimentary ice cream to finish with. We always order lots of starters here, a salad and some chicken souvlaki. The hosts are always welcoming and have time for you. It really is a joy to go back here year on year.

And of course we dined at various grill rooms in Acharavi too. Still can’t believe the quality of food you get from these places for such a low price!

We also had quite a few croissants and coffees in the bakery over the road from the Adonis. What friendly people they are and we even ordered our daughter’s birthday cake from there which was delicious. A great place to people watch too if you are nosey.

 

As for drinks out, well we always love our time in the Orpheus and Lakis and his family are great hosts. The Adonis was great for an early/late drink. The Mythos bar was very laid back and a very friendly host. But, my find of the holiday and great place to have a chilled out tipple was Jon Banos new bar “the Boathouse” in Roda. He’s obviously spent a lot of time, effort and money on this place and he’s got it just right. Really nice place to just sit back and take in the views of Albania, Acharavi, and St Spyridon and listen to the waves.

 

Also, great to catch up with friends. Claire, Sian, Paul, Rod, Jon, Jo, Lenni, Lakis, Zac, Sid and Jan.

 

Anyway, I won’t bore you anymore, suffice to say that we will be booking up again for next year, and can’t wait!


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Topic Topic: Avlaki
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Posted: 28 Jul 2014 at 8:30am
There is also an excellent launderette (I think that it's called "Easywash" - but the colours aren't bright orange!) at the southern end of the strip in Ipsos. It's on the right, jus as you turn to the right, up the hill opposite the yacht harbour.

Just a thought.

Martyn
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Topic Topic: Trip Report June 2014 - The Belvedere
Forum: Paleokastritsa
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Posted: 26 Jun 2014 at 8:37am
Hi guys
I promise to try to make this quick! First timers, please feel free to question me further on anything you'd like more info on.
Good bits first:
Flight perfect. Long wait for cases. Transfer OK, bit longer than expected due to other drop offs.
Different rooms to last time. Spent first night pretty much at the Belvedere pool bar, quick side trip to Petrino's and back for dinner in The Belvedere restaurant. Food & service were really good.

Tuesday was a dull rainy day on & off, so we mooched around shops, went to the Aquarium which was small but worth the 6 euro, you could pet a rock python if you wanted to. You can pay an extra 6 euro to have a trip on a glass bottomed boat. Ate at Nausika (I think???.. It was Greek night). You have to try Grandmama's lamb here.

Wednesday started nice & clear, went to the beach for a few hours until it went dull then back for a siesta. Went to La Grotta for La expensive beer and Spiros for dinner, although its popular for the BBQ I had mousakka which was lovely, had prawn saganaki starter, wasn't quite what I'd expected but everyones recipe is different in Corfu.

Thursday spent the day on the beach at The Poseidon, great on the beach service and surprisingly good prices. Really liked this place. In the evening we took the organised trip to Corfu town, got me a lovely 'Prada' bag and discovered Rosie's bakery - well I presume that's what it's called, fantastic lady described all the baklava, and even told us the best way to eat it. Back to Paleo and Petrino's to watch the match and had a light supper plus home made cheesecake, lush! Big old thunderstorm that night.

Friday sea amazingly much calmer after the storm, hired a scooter from Spiros, got a good deal, rode over to Dassia, Ipsos, Nisakki etc, stopped at Kassiopi for icecream then on to Roda to visit a friend working at The Boathouse bar for summer. Dinner at Limani by the harbour, good food again.

Saturday more scooter adventures, rode up to Arillas, spent some time on the beach and had lunch at The Mirage hotel, lovely looking place and great location! Stopped at Georges on the way back through Lakones for raki & wine. Dinner was Nikos' BBQ at the Belvedere pool bar, was OK but feel like I missed out on a lovely taverna meal, he did top it off with a ridiculous half a watermelon/ouzo cocktail. Other half was worse the wear after that and a couple of cocktails at Me Gusta.

Sunday. Couldn't get a sunbed at Posiedon so went over to Akron for a few hours, take away gyros from O'Merkalis for lunch. Dinner at Nausika again as it's so good!

Bad bits. No hot water in apartment for 24 hours, apartments in a different spot down a tonne of steps although they look fresher and newer than the other ones they are strangely loud! All the doors are springloaded and bang shut which can be heard throughout all of the apartments, along with the scraping of the patio/balcony furniture, every tiny knock to the balcony rail, every cough, sneeze, sniff. Our friends toilet wouldn't flush all week, the maid showed them how to give it a smack before & after the flush...

Beds were hard as rock, I didn't actually sleep properly all week, then due to the echoing noise issues I couldn't get an afternoon nap either.
I spoke to Nikos & Natasha about being able to get their rooms in future, they said they'd try their best but couldn't promise as older guests with walking problems will get priority so I'm sad to say we wont be booking the Belvedere again

Errr sorry, that wasn't short was it??? 
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Topic Topic: Dirty Nellys
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Sounds like Planet Ipsos has gone then, maybe because most people have tablets/smartphones and just use them anywhere they can access WiFi. I know I used to pop in to log in and check e-mail etc. and had a drink whilst there. At the weekend there were usually a few teenagers in there playing on the games but not always that busy although we were only normally there May or September so most places were quiet.  Hope the new bar is a success as the resort needs all the help it can get.
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Posted: 25 Jun 2014 at 4:00am
Sounds like Planet Ipsos or Papagalos then, always thought Planet Ipsos was popular with the local teenagers at the weekend!
 
 

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Topic Topic: Dassia Or Barbati?
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Posted: 24 Jun 2014 at 9:21am
Plenty of choice of fast food, restaurants, tavernas and bars in the area.  In Ipsos there is a biggish supermarket the AB which has parking at the rear and is over two floors so has a good choice of both local and international products.  Enjoy your holiday.  Cath
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Posted: 24 Jun 2014 at 8:51am
Many thanks for this, especially about Ipsos. Kids are 11,13,15,15 and all boys so they'd love something like this. We are going in July and staying for a whole week. Many thanks once again. With regard to Dassia and Barbati I would assume they'd both have supermarkets/restaurants etc...we have booked a self catering apartment. Looking forward to this holiday Smile
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Posted: 24 Jun 2014 at 8:29am
Depends when you are going and what you like, are they young teenagers or older?  Ipsos has Planet Ipsos which is a sort of amusement arcade with games machines etc., for kids of all ages.  I have always found it to suit me but have only visited in May and September so not sure I would like it in the busy high season!  As it is situated on the coast road between Dassia and Barbati it may suit you, particularly if you have a car and can get out and about, Corfu town nearby and pretty central for exploring the north of the island.  There is some nice accomodation in the area up the hill towards Kato or along the coast road going out towards Barbati.  Have a browse on some of the accommodation sites such as Travel Republic and Hotels Combined where you can check out peoples reviews.  Just a word of warning, some of the maps showing accommodation locations are a bit iffy when I was looking for availability it showed two accommodations side by side on the map that I know are about 2 miles apart!!
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Posted: 18 Jun 2014 at 10:51am
How about a drive out to Taverna Legrand Balcon above Pyrgi.
 
Go trhough Ipsos/Pygi heading for the north east coast, then at the top of the hill (just before the road gets narrow, take the left that heads up the mountain - the taverna is about 100 yards on the left.
 
To be honest, I've never eaten there (but have been tempted) but it's reasonably close to town and has views across Ipsos bay towards town.
 
Martyn

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Topic Topic: Shuttle Bus Transfer
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Posted: 11 Jun 2014 at 5:56am
We used a Corfu airport transfer in 2012 but I have not kept details. I would not recommend one unless someone else has given it a good report. We were picked up by a coach, transferred to a taxi along with another couple and then made to suffer being squeezed in this car until we got to Ipsos. We eventually, by this time having some space, reached Kassiopi around 4pm having landed at 1pm. This was the equivalent of another flight.
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Topic Topic: Holiday Money
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
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Posted: 11 Jun 2014 at 3:58am
Travellers Cheques are hardly used now and some places will not accept them (I believe they may incur a charge at the bank). Pre-paid currency cards widely accepted in shops and tavernas but I am sure you pay a charge if you withdraw your pre-loaded euros via a cashpoint, (there is no cashpoint in Kalami - the nearest is Kassiopi or Ipsos). 
Suggest taking euros and using your debit card to top-up if needed.

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Topic Topic: Where Is Everyone Ipsos Is Quiet
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Posted: 24 May 2014 at 12:21pm
So Lily's Gran, it would seem that Kalami is to have it's sunbeds as usual. Unlike Ipsos as stated. And Kerassia is not going to have them this year it would appear also, some sort of kerfuffle.
Bob.
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Topic Topic: New ATM In Nissaki
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Posted: 24 May 2014 at 5:00am
A new ATM machine is being installed at Aphrodites Supermarket.
No more having to go to Ipsos to get cash. About time too.


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Drove through Ipsos at lunchtime today, we've never seen it so quiet, only one beach lounger/umbrella franchise that we could see.
Bob.
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Topic Topic: Adonis And Asonitis 2015
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Posted: 17 May 2014 at 5:48pm
Having stayed lots of times in Kalami at different places and coming back to A&A in July this year with hubbie and 19 & 14 year old kids, I have read and agreed with lots of other members posts. I also dislike the new name! But having been, as a 20 year old, which was a long time ago, to the dreaded San Antonio in Ibiza (got to say it wasn't dreaded at the time) I don't think our beloved Kalami has anything to worry about, just because the A&A changes it's name! I don't think Kalami could ever be sold as a jumping 18-30 resort. Believe me, the teens do their homework! I went to Ipsos as a 21 year old, obviously we drive through it to get to Kalami, and I shudder, and the kids laugh at me! The young ones look at the internet and at the brochures, and they can clearly see that it's not for them. They won't go. I think the main worry isn't the clientele, they'll be the loyal ones plus new! The main worry is the board options. We as a family like to eat breakfast in but maybe do lunch and dinner out. This may vary this year as we plan to escape the kids early and wander off to Koulara etc on our own! The tavernas in Kalami serve us very well, we hope they continue to do so! Let's not worry about the name but what they have to offer 😉
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Posted: 15 May 2014 at 7:41am
Hope you get this sorted Pam, I lost Mic in March to Motor Neurone Disease, our first abroad holiday together was to Ipsos as was our last in May last year.  It meant so much and holds happy memories.  Good Luck, if anyone can help you the Forum Members can.Handshake
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Hi Tina
 
They haven't let their accommodation out for short-term lets for a couple of years now.  Really sad as the best view in Ipsos, it is the screensaver on my late Partner's mobile phone!  There are a few more options for accommodation - if you look on Trivago it brings up a good selection of available accommodations both on the front and in the village, some accommodations that used to be with Olympic and some private lets such as Kiki (we have stayed in the Cottage which was fine) and the studios at the side of the Chinese restaurant behind Tiffanys which look to be of a decent standard.  Good luck.  Cath

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Topic Topic: Resort Advice Please
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Posted: 12 May 2014 at 6:28am
When we stayed in a villa above Ipsos a few years ago (Spartillas) & a few times we ventured down to Ipsos/Dassia, they are both nice & plenty to do, but I thought they where a bit more expensive meals/nights out, then what it is up in the northern resorts? But like Fruityoghurt we are Sidari people, daft thing is we spend every day all day at Agios Georgeous. Elliemay is right in saying Arillas good too. But my advice northern resorts for sure
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Posted: 09 May 2014 at 3:06am
The upside for Dassia is the short transfer time, the bus service into Corfu Town, walking distance into Ipsos with its stunning bay and views over to Corfu Town and a good choice of bars, tavernas and restaurants.  Ipsos was an 18-30's resort years ago and a lot of places have closed down but what remains is good quality.  The beach is shingle so not the best but there is also the option of walks into small villages such as Analypsis and Ano Korakiana.  I notice you mention September, I have found that Ipsos tends to start to close down the last week in September but I understand that the other resorts mentioned do stay open into October. Enjoy wherever you choose :-)
 
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Topic Topic: Ebook On Corfu Villages
Forum: The Kafeneon
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Posted: 28 Apr 2014 at 5:34am
Thanks Davyboy and Bob. Bob, I knew the church was somewhere along there, because the photos came in between one of Ipsos Bay and one of the Durrells' White House, but I couldn't have pinpointed it any closer
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Steve, I just wanted to thank you for helping to make our trip so much more interesting! Without your books we would have missed so many lovely little places that just needed a minute or two to walk away from the main road and others that we wouldn't even have ventured to up scary-looking roads in the mountains!

I'm still sorting through the hundreds of photos that I took during the week, but here are the first few. I intended to make notes of all the places we stopped, but you know what happens to good intentions, so please excuse me if some of the place descriptions are a bit sketchy.

The first day, we started with an easy drive up the coast. This is a churchyard that we passed somewhere between Ipsos and Kalami.




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Topic Topic: Gouvia Holidays
Forum: Kontokali
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Sorry for the (very) late reply. I wasn't overly keen on Gouvia as a resort, I found it a bit run down. There were a few very nice restaurants but that was about it. The Park Hotel was great, and it was a great location to get around the Island, but I would not stay there again. We will definitely stay in other parts of Corfu next time, we liked Dassia, Ipsos and our all time fave, Kalami. Keppi
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Topic Topic: ATMs In Kalami
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Posted: 02 Mar 2014 at 5:12am
No ATM in Kalami and nearest is Kassiopi or Ipsos in opposite direction. The travel shops in the village will change currency and the rates are usually OK. As Bob says the tavernas will take plastic although prefer cash. Maybe take a pre-paid currency card if you dont like carrying cash. Kalami is a small village so facilities are limited.
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Topic Topic: There Is More To Corfu Than Kassiopi
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Posted: 20 Feb 2014 at 6:15am
[QUOTE=sedgi]
Hi have been going to Corfu since 1991 and would like to say there is more to Corfu than Kassiopi. Yes lovely place but every time log on that is all that is mentioned, there are many of nice places to stay and would be nice to hear them mentioned. Have been to Ipsos, San Stef, Paleo, Glyfada, St George, Sidari, Roda, Ropa valley, Corfu town and yes even Kavos and many more.

Sedgi
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You only have to check this page out to find more than Kassiopi.

http://www.agni.gr/holiday-forum/forums.html
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Posted: 14 Feb 2014 at 5:05pm
Hi have been going to Corfu since 1991 and would like to say there is more to Corfu than Kassiopi. Yes lovely place but every time log on that is all that is mentioned, there are many of nice places to stay and would be nice to hear them mentioned. Have been to Ipsos, San Stef, Paleo, Glyfada, St George, Sidari, Roda, Ropa valley, Corfu town and yes even Kavos and many more.

Sedgi
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Topic Topic: Sunshine Vacation Club Hotel. Info On Taxis Please
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Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 11:01pm
It is quite dated so will need to allow for inflation but I remember seeing posts providing information on taxi service Nissaki to Ipsos on the old Agni forum
http://www.agni.gr/message_boards/display_topic_threads.asp?TopicID=33833
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Do you know the time/fare average to Ipsos then please?
 
Thanks for the reply

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Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 5:20pm
Hi
 
Looking to book to go to the Sunshine Vacation Club in Nissaki, could anyone who's been there give us a insight into taxis to good night life and resturants i.e Ipsos we have been told??
 
Is it easy to get taxis?? How much are they??
 
Is there bars in walking distance as well and also any info on the hotel please.
 
We're a couple in our 20s and love both quiet and night life :)
 
Thanks

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Topic Topic: Which Resort???
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Posted: 16 Jan 2014 at 1:16pm
I loved Ipsos in 1999, a girls holiday, a very different type of holiday from what we want now!

The idea of using a public pool is what we did last year to break the day up for the little fella.  We walked up to Katia apartments.  However would like a pool if getting a villa as he does spend all day in there.

I seem to be concentrating on Kassiopi and the NE coastline (Kalami / Nissaki / San Stefanos), those sea views are fabulous!

Nissaki - does the resort span the busy main road?

Kalami - could we get a taxi to San Stefanos (NE) for the evening if booked in advance?  How far are the two?

Thanks again...

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Posted: 15 Jan 2014 at 7:48pm
OOeer - we all have our favorites dont we. Have you thought of somewhere near a shared pool so that your little man will have someone to play with. This was always a good compromise when our boys were young. At 5 years old they can play in the water all day Big smile
You could still hire a villa and it would be cheaper if you did not have a private pool.
Many of the villages have a pool bar which is free entry as long as you buy a few drinks. In Kalami for instance there is the lovely Elia pool bar (google it or look at the Blue Bay Travel website). Personally am not a fan of Ipsos due to beach directly on the main road.

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Posted: 29 Nov 2013 at 10:37pm
Thanks Bob, I hadn't thought of staying elsewhere. Last year we did a two centre stay, Coyevinas/Avlaki and then onto San Stef (NE), a week in each. Loved every minute of it, feel as though I left a piece of my heart behind in Corfu (dramatic I know, but just fell in love with the charm of the island).

Your recent posts re the jetty situation in San Stef is worrying for the resort, will change the whole ambiance.

Going back to your idea, will look into it, any other ideas appreciated...

NB. Please don't suggest a night in Ipsos en route, nearly 15 years later, its no longer the resort for me - but enjoyed it immensely at the time!!!

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Posted: 12 Sep 2013 at 1:14pm
Hi Steve
Re ciggies, you can't buy them in UK Duty Free if you are travelling within the EU so you may be as well to get them in resort.  There is a ATM on the main road in Ipsos if you are passing through, also one at the SPAR supermarket also on main road through but that doesn't always work.
Cath

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Posted: 11 Sep 2013 at 4:38pm
The gypsy type of beggar have always been around, even in Corfu Town, they used to sit 16 year old girls on the cinema steps with a baby, begging, there was one outside Dielas at Ipsos the other day.
Look the rose sellers in the eye and a firm "Ochi" does the trick. If they thrust anything in your hand just drop it on the floor and walk away, if in an establishment, complain to the owner.
Bob.
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Posted: 11 Sep 2013 at 3:06pm
As Werangels says there is the AB Supermarket in Ipsos, stocks pretty much everything over two floors and has a deli counter at the back of the ground floor. There is an alleyway to the left of the supermarket with parking at the back. There are numerous bars, tavernas and a couple of late night venues in Ipsos but things do start to close down quite early in the resort, we have been a few times at the end of September and watched things closing down as the locals realise not enough tourists to go around. Enjoy your holiday.
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Posted: 11 Sep 2013 at 12:08pm
On your way from the airport, you will pass Lidl and a couple of other supermarkets on the outskirts of Corfu town.  They are on the opposite side of the road, so you will need to turn back on yourself.  There is also a supermarket in Ipsos which you will drive through.
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Posted: 10 Sep 2013 at 2:52pm
Hello Stevetheaagle
 
Taxi from the airport to Kalami is around €55 one way, Kalami to Kavos is at least double the distance so you're probably taking €100 or more each way.   As Sue says, booking accommodation for 1 night is probably the way to go, the tourist offices in Kalami may be able to help with that.
 
Even with Sidari or Ipsos, an overnight stay will probably be cheaper than taxi there and back. 
 
Deedee Big smile

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Posted: 10 Sep 2013 at 11:13am
Or Ipsos maybe. You will drive through Ipsos on the way to Kalami from the airport so they could check out the nightclubs then.
If they are set on Kavos why not book them somewhere to stay overnight. Although they would not use it much they could then possibly catch a bus into Corfu Town and then out again towards Kalami.

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Topic Topic: Village Festivals/Panegyris 2013/14
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Posted: 10 Aug 2013 at 8:00pm
There is a Sardine Festival in Ipsos tonight. xxx


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Topic Topic: Finding The Abandoned Village Perithia From Paleo
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Posted: 10 Aug 2013 at 3:20pm
Hi all.
We have been coming to Paleo for about five years now, and because it is so beautiful we have never really ventured away (apart from going to Liapades, Lakones, Makrades, Corfu Old Town).  We were there in July and planned to get out a bit further afield. I had read about the abandoned village at Perithia, so we hired a bike and set off. We went through Ipsos, and a few other places, and saw a turn off on the main road (on the right) to Perithia. We followed this road and came to a little village and saw a sign for the old town, which we followed. We simply could not find it! I have booked again for next July and am determined to find this place. When we got back to the Aphrodite, Elisabeth said we should have parked up and walked to find it, but we honestly couldn't see it. Can anbody give us some idea of where we went wrong, and how to actually find it as I am now on a mission. Thanks in advance. xSmile

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Topic Topic: Paragliding
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sue avrio

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Posted: 05 Aug 2013 at 8:57pm
They may well offer paragliding in Paleo. If not I have seen this in Ipsos when I have driven through.
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Topic Topic: Villa Elia Near Yaliskari Bay
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
sue avrio

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Posted: 03 Aug 2013 at 12:53am
The nearest ATM would be in Kassiopi or Ipsos in the opposite direction. Majority of bays accessible by car but can be very steep approaches - far easier by boat!!
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Posted: 30 Jul 2013 at 3:35pm
Dear All,

Many thanks for the replies.  Last time (two years ago) we got the taxi driver to stop at a supermarket in Ipsos, but we thought we'd try and cut out any hassle and just head straight to the villa for a nice glass of wine (or several) on the terrace.

Yammas!!

Liz

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Tina B

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Posted: 30 Jul 2013 at 1:43pm
Oh it won't be Corfu Town that they put you up in!! We have been to Ipsos, Dassia (lovely owner shouting at everyone), and best of all Kavos, just where you want to go when you have chosen quiet Paxos.

Could be worth seeing if you could get a cheap room in Corfu Town though and just tell them you'll see them at the port.
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Topic Topic: Bike Hire
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Canarydave

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Posted: 17 Jul 2013 at 3:48pm
There is a bike rental shop in Dassia just on the main strip towards Ipsos
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Topic Topic: Whats The Weather Near You?
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Catha45

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Posted: 16 Jul 2013 at 10:57am
Quite a bit of cloud around at the moment but also plenty of blue sky. A bit cooler at the moment with a nice breeze blowing through my office window.  David I always take a brolly - and have been laughed at by Security staff at Manchester airport when they ask where I am going (Corfu, Benidorm, Majorca) but I have been proved right because I pack my own rain cloud, ask Neil in Tiffanys in Ipsos he can vouch for me LOL
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Posted: 15 Jul 2013 at 10:54am
We have only had this problem on the Ipsos coast road, but we cant use any other road down to Corfu Town ect, never stayed here before, but will be going back to the Spiti Prifi again next year. Villa is fantastic it's only the road that spoils it.
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Topic Topic: What's The Name Of This Village?
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Posted: 08 Jul 2013 at 11:52am
I have ordered the map from Stephan so once it arrives, I'll be able to work out where I walked to from Ipsos Smile
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Topic Topic: What's The Name Of This Village?
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Posted: 06 Jul 2013 at 1:07pm
There's a road by the Ipsos Town Hall that goes west past the Yannis Hotel and after a couple of miles or so, there's a village with a fine old church. Does anyone have any idea what the village is called?
 
When I was there a couple of years ago, I met an old chap, who said he was 94, who was up a ladder picking apples! We had a reasonable conversation in Greek that I was chuffed about!

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Topic Topic: Accommodation In Ipsos
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Posted: 29 Jun 2013 at 9:15pm
I remember Ipsos when it was impossible to drive along the strip in the evenings due to the volume of people.  Every bar rammed to the hilt, 3 campsites. The rot set in in the later 90s and now, the place is a shadow of its former self.  This is not the place to debate why, but what a pity!

The Italian invasion in August may bring a little much needed custom, but perhaps not enough to save dear old Ipsos from becoming another memorial to the great days of the package holiday.



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Catha45

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Posted: 20 Jun 2013 at 11:32am
Glad you enjoyed it, we stayed at Annaliza in May and they were really nice and the staff very helpful as Mic is a wheelchair user.  We have been going to Ipsos on and off for over 25 years, there was a large gap when my Dad was ill and we didn't want to venture anywhere where it would be difficult to get back from - no Easyjet in those days!  When we went back it was a shock to see all that had closed down, in the village, along the front and around the corner where Tartan Tammies, the Irish and Welsh bars and Moons disco used to be.  It has picked up a bit since then and they have made a nice job of the front with the pavement and palm trees - mind you I nearly cried the first year when I saw the Rampampu apartments in Pyrgi were falling down, then the next year they had been renovated and turned into an Old Peoples Home - wonder if I can put my name down LOL
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Posted: 19 Jun 2013 at 6:57pm
Thanks for your reply. Things have certinally changed since I worked in Ipsos in the mid 90's. The resturants and bars at the village of Pirgi next to Ipsos are all shut bar one Italian. Even the soccer pitch is nearly completly overgrown! The strip at Ipsos has about 50% of the bars, clubs and resturants that were once opened. On Saturday night most bars were empty with 5 or 10 at most in others. Very depressing stuff. They are hoping that July and August will bring a change. Corfu town is thriving. Cruise liners ensure a steady flow of new customers. Saying that, we had a fanststic time and Corfu is still the most beautiful islands in the world. The Annaliza apartments in Pirgi were perfect.Big smile
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Topic Topic: Just Got Back...
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Posted: 15 Jun 2013 at 6:24pm
Thank you for all the helpful information.

The coach trip to Paleo sounds ideal, there is a bit of everything on that trip & such a great price. I stayed in Ipsos years ago & we did an Island trip stopping at Paleo & the Monastery, it was fab.
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Topic Topic: Greek Villages & Driving Times
Forum: Sidari
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Posted: 15 Jun 2013 at 10:50am

I think that there are 5 tavernas in Old Perithia now! The longer established ones are in the square at the centre of the village.

A drive that will show you some wonderful sights and old villages would be to turn right at the pump (roundabout) in the centre of Acharavi and follow the back road through the old village. At the end, turn right head up hill to Agios Martinos, right again and on through Lafki, and Petalia. You then come to a T junction, where you can turn left (up to the top of Pantocrator (very desolate scenery higher up) or turn right into Stranillas.  (If you go up to the top of the mountain you will have to come back down through Stranilas anyway, unless you have 4x4, which a whole new ballgame!)  In Stranilas, find a table under the giant elm tree - no views but very atmospheric.

NB - it is possible to get from Old Perithia to Lafki to carry on up the mountain. However, I haven't done this route for a couple of years and last time a 4x4 was essential - and I wouldn't think any work has been done on the track since.

From Stranillas head downhill (superb views over Corfu Town) to a T juction - turn left and this will eventually bring you out on the north east coast road just above Ipsos; turn right, and this will bring you back into Acharavi, via Episkepsis.

As an alternative, you could take the left turn well before Episkpsis and head for Zygos. Once here, you can carry straight on through Klimatia amd Episkopi before turning right down to Roda, or tum left and head for Sokraki, and Ano Korakiana, to the main road; turn right here and head up through Skripero and on over the mountain to Sidari etc.  Please note that the section of road between Sokraki and Ano Korakiana is very narrow and twisty with many hairpin bends - it may not be for the faint hearted.

Martyn


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Posted: 05 Jun 2013 at 10:34pm
I think it is a cafe on the road between Ipsos and Nissaki. When you drive through Ipsos towards Nissaki, you go round a bend and start to climb the mountain road, there is a couple of cafes on the right hand side. We ate there a few years ago and it looks like the same view. It would fit with getting off a boat then walking up a hill.
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Topic Topic: Taxi From Paleo To Kassiopi
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Posted: 05 Jun 2013 at 1:11pm
I think you can get the Paleo bus to the Dassia/Ipsos cross road and change bus there without going into town.  I'm sure my son did it a few years ago.

Alison

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Topic Topic: Accommodation In Ipsos
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Posted: 05 Jun 2013 at 2:07am
Can anyone recommend a place to stay in Ipsos?
It's been 15 years since I was there.Cry
Somewhere with a pool would be nice close to the strip.
Is the Temple Bar still there. I think it's gone... Replaced by "Wet"???
What happened the people running it? Panos and Kiki??
Is there any Irish bar on the strip now?
It sounds like the place is struggling by the talk on various forums.
Anyway it will be great to get back to beautiful Corfu for a few days...Big smile

Thanks...


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Topic Topic: Fresh Fish, Paleo
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Posted: 04 Jun 2013 at 11:09pm
Hi, Jules,
There is a butcher's shop in Lakones village just down from the square. DCV (Alison) may be able to tell you if they sell fish.There is a fish shop at the traffic lights, where you would turn left for Ipsos, Kassiopi etc. Why not try Paleo harbour as it is still a working port.

Take care
Tom and Marion
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Posted: 30 May 2013 at 6:28pm
If you walk along the front and speak to Sophie and Homer at their office you can book trips there, they also take bookings for Waterhoppers which is the diving school if that is your thing. Don't do much in the way of trips myself but did a trip up to the north of the island many years ago which was nice. There are also days out to the water parks and horse riding, really depends what you want - I go with intentions of doing allsorts and then get a bit avrio (which is like manana but slower Wink) If you want to go into Corfu town the blue bus now runs through Ipsos as well as the green one so the service is much more frequent, the times are posted on the bus stops and you can buy your ticket from various shops, bars and supermarkets along the front. Enjoy your holiday.  Cath
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Posted: 28 May 2013 at 12:43pm
Quite a few nice restaurants along Ipsos seafront.  Moby Dick is small but very nice, Stathis is bigger and the food is excellent (just ate there last week €36 1 starter 2 mains, liquer coffees and wine) there is also Phevos (haven't ate there).  We also had a couple of nice meals at Wet (paid €26 for 2 mains plus drinks and wine) (used to be Temple Bar) at the end of the road near the Butchers.  There is also ALS on the seafront side (not eaten there but always seemed to be busy).  There are quite a few bars along the seafront, we tend to go in Tiffanys as we know most regulars in there and the prices are very reasonable (€2 for a large draught local beer VAP and €2.50 for a bottle of Amstel) they also do a good breakfast if you like a fry-up.  Some people like to sit in Calypso bar which is attached to Sunrise Aparthotel but there should be plenty open when you get there (bit slow to start up in May).  Enjoy your holiday, where are you staying? Cath
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Topic Topic: Clothes
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Posted: 02 May 2013 at 5:53pm
Hi Nicky,
Are you on facebook? There are several outlets in Corfu that have named clothes. Impressions in Ipsos, the kilo shop in Roda to name just a few. 

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Topic Topic: I'm Going To Messonghi
Forum: Messonghi and Moraitika
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Posted: 28 Apr 2013 at 12:10am
For the first time, previously been to Benitses and Ipsos and all over Greece and Cyprus, but we keep returning to Kerkyra Smile. Going on the 10th June and I've loads of questions for you knowledgable folks!
 
We dont have a great deal of spending money as the dog had a slight accident and £500 went on vets fees so, where's the best place to hire bycicles, as the trip down the coast sounds good, and how much are the boat trips approximately? We've done a few from Benitses and I know they visit the same area, but that was in the days when it cost £6 for a day out on the boat with souvlaki on a BBQ! And how much is it by bus to Corfu Town, and do the buses actually stop? I say this as we once got stuck in Cyprus and even leaping out in front of one didnt stop it Smile I'm looking forward to spending my time snorkling, but I think I'm going to have my work cut out keeping the other half interested. Do you know if they do fishing trips from the river? 

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Topic Topic: Dassia To Ipsos
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Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 10:40am
I would say about 30-40 minutes at a reasonable pace (depending on the heat).  Just be a bit careful as you come down the hill around the corner into Ipsos as there is no pavement to speak of and the cars tend to whizz around the bend a bit sharpish.
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Topic Topic: Dassia To Ipsos
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Posted: 12 Apr 2013 at 10:27pm
Don't know the mileage exactly, but we have walked from the far end of Dassia to Ipsos in about half an hour, walking briskly.
 
Pam....

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Topic Topic: Dassia To Ipsos
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Posted: 12 Apr 2013 at 7:58pm
Does anyone know how far it is to walk from Dassia to Ipsos?
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Topic Topic: Lidl
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Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 8:48pm
Where I live: Stafford, Lidl is the only supermarket that sells ouzo. Only 36 more sleeps to Ipsos.
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Posted: 28 Mar 2013 at 10:02pm
Sorry if I gave the impression we stay in Ipsos, if we go that way at all its just to use Diellas or pass through.
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Topic Topic: Which Resort?
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Posted: 07 Mar 2013 at 1:40pm
Hi all very interesting everyone has their own ideas I too find Acharavi and Kassiopi too busy and towny.  I love Sidari that may sound daft but Sidari has a real holiday feel. Have been going since 1991 stayed in Paleo, Roda, Ipsos and many more but don't know what it is about Sidari probably where ever you are you can always walk on the beach or see it from every where. But each to their own long as it makes you happy.
 
Sedgi

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Topic Topic: Ryanair To Corfu
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Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 12:44pm
I suppose in those days there were less small resorts- Sidari was a lovely unspoilt tiny hamlet for instance, and Acharavi was a few house clustered round the well! 
So most tourism then was confined to the area between Messonghi and Corfu Town in the south, Ipsos to Corfu Town in the north and Paleocastritsa in the west.  Kassiopi  had a good few tourists though also.
 
You could always get a meal in these areas, and of course Corfu Town easily, even at the end of March, and end of October at the other end, although I do remember one year when there was a CAA strike which grounded all flights for 4 days and all clients nended up in the Corfu Palace as their own hotels had closed as they had left for the airport (on the day they should have left!)

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Topic Topic: Help Where To Stay In April
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Posted: 01 Mar 2013 at 12:09pm
Ipsos is on the long distance bus route- I would stay within the local bus radius- Benitses in the south, Dassia in the north
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Topic Topic: Help Where To Stay In April
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Posted: 01 Mar 2013 at 11:42am
Wouldn't have thought that much would be open in Ipsos in April, when we have visited mid-May for the last couple of years there have only been one or two places open.  Tiffanys has stayed open over the winter for the last couple of years but I am not sure about any of the restaurants as we have only found Stathis and Moby Dick open when we were there.  The AB Supermarket should be open on the front and Dimitris bar in the village also stays open all year.  Agree with Lindybell about the walk along the seafront, do it most mornings when we are staying there.  Not sure about the bus service times out of season but it is only a short run into Corfu Town from Ipsos for more choice.
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