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Accommodation In Ipsos

Ipsos, Corfu

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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

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jun 2013 at 3:47pm
Depends when you want to stay as some accommodation doesn't open until June/July. In May we stayed at the Anna-Liza in the village that has a nice pool, there is also Sunrise Apartments (Calypso bar), the Mega Hotel, the Yannis (up a steep hill at the side of the town hall), Dominoes, Lavrion, Jason & Margarita are all up at hill at the Dassia end of the strip - OK if you don't mind a walk, there are a number of others such as Konstantinos and Antigoni (Pyrgi Place - Dimitris) that are down in the village near Bonita restaurant. Panos is running a coffee shop in Corfu Town and yes the Temple Bar is now Wet. Dirty Nellies was not open when we were there in May and not sure if it is open now as lots of places are a bit slow to open up, there was a bit of activity painting and cleaning up when I walked along the front so should be a bit livelier this month onwards. If you look on Travel Republic website you will find plenty of accommodation listed, yes things are a lot quieter these days (apart from August when the Italian holidaymakers arrive in droves). A couple of places stay open all year such as Tiffanys and I think ALS (on the sea front) run by Dino's Son, there were also a number of other bars and tavernas open so you will not be stuck for somewhere to eat and drink. There is also the AB supermarket if you are self-catering which is on two floors and you can get all your essentials as a reasonable price. Enjoy your holiday.
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Direct Link To This Post 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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Direct Link To This Post 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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Direct Link To This Post 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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