Me and my boyfriend (19 and 21) were looking for ages for the perfect holiday to go on together this summer (2007) After reading reviews about Villa Sofia Ipsos, we thought it looked great. We have just got back and I can assure you; it was excellent! As there are only 6 apartments there is no shortage of sunbeds and the pool is quiet, relaxing and just the perfect size. Sofia and her son Costas are such lovely people and will do anything to make sure you enjoy your stay,
A good idea would be to get some form of transport, for 3 of the days, we hired a moped (just 10 euros a day) and travelled up the coast to Kassiopi via Barbati and Ag. Stefanos. Also Dassia is just down the road and there are alot more restaurants down there than on the strip; great restaurants in Ipsos I would recommend are Moby Dick, Bonitas and the Peking Restaurant (great chinese food in an amazing building with a great view of the sea!)
We also made good friends with people in other apartments and there was a BBQ on our last night.
The excursions are brilliant, but believe me; do not book these with kosmar as you can get much cheaper ones just on the strip at the excursion shops. The boat BBQ is ace!
Although Ipsos is stated as a place for the young and lively by Kosmar, I would say it is perfect for any age; the bars and clubs are there if you want, many restaurants and more towns at your fingertips with more restaurants and entertainment! Also the scenery is fantastic!
I really would reccommend Villa Sofia to anyone looking to have an enjoyable and fantastic holiday!
Any questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
The best apartments and hosts in Ipsos. Thank you Sofia and Kostas for another fantastic holiday.
Thanks for allowing us do the It's a Knock Out...what a laugh!
Met lovely people again, especially Sue & Alf, Teresa & Shawn.
See you all next year, if not before. Will contact you via email and text before then.
love Maggie, Allan & Rachel
the apts r pretty good 4 greece,the owners r fantastic.
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I stayed here with my family for 2 weeks in August 2005. I found the appartments to be clean although basic. Sofia , Kostas and Crazy george the dancing loony were all very friendly and helpful and knocked up a canny ciabata. I would reccomend having the BBQ as this was atop night. The only real let down was that it is not situated near a train station where I could persue my love of train spotting especially greek engines pre 1990.
the family and i when to corfu for the first time with other family members and had a great time. we staid for two weeks in july, the deep blue snack bar/pool was great fun and very helpful hostes kostas, gorge and sofia. we look forward to going back some time soon.
I have just found this website and it's great!!, We had our honeymoon at Villa Sofia ( not your typical honeymoon holiday) We had a great time the apartment was basic but comfortable. The pool, bar and rooms were clean. Kostas was brilliant, the nicest guy i have ever met so friendly, advised us on the best places to visit. makes a great cocktail and even let me change the TV channel. Great fish burgers as well
I've just had a holiday with mum and dad - I had room to myself, and even though there was no one my own age staying here, the Greek children of the family who owned it sometimes came. Two years ago when we stayed here I made friends with a few people.
I also made friends both times with the people who work in the pubs nearby - they were really nice especially Brian this time and Mary-Lou last time, and Keith both times.
It's funny when the younger ones are having fun, but not when your mum and dad join in!!
I bought some great CDs while I was here at the pool and have seen films before they come out in England.
Another fantastic week at Villa Sofia - thanks Kostas & Sofia.
The one bed apartment really has two twin beds - no reorganinsing of furniture. the others were very happy with the studios as well. The AC is excellent - the telephone charges were extremely reasonable. I have rated the quiteness as excellent because compared to even the Zues next door it is one of the quietest spots in town.
We met some wonderful people again - local workers and holiday makers - thanks to Ang, Gary, Richard, Doug, the Newcastle couples, and special hello to Rachel & Chris.
The kids ( yes Keith you are still a big one) who work the local bars were a pleasure to meet again - sorry I don't remember all your names but a special hello to Brian.
Note : Please don't go to Ipsos if you want a quiet, undisturbed holiday. There are other resorts on the beautiful island of Corfu which would be more suitable. But, if you can stand a couple of splashes from a pool, good humoured fun and love to see others enjoying themselves - without losing your cool , then this is the place for you.
just got back from 2 really fab weeks at the villa sofia. it was in a really quiet part of town.....about 5 minutes walk away from the main bars on the seafront. kostas and his mum, sofia made us feel really welcome.....we felt like it was our home for 2 weeks. i will post some pictures on my own website when i get a few minutes. http://www.zyworld.com/angiecoope
we will definitely go back.
love & hugs to everyone we met there.
kostas and sophia were 1st class in all our two week holiday i would like to personally thank kostas for a fantastic holliday and yes we will go back to see some time had a great time and we are now back home in yorkshire after a great family wedding in greece to yes you have guessed to heavy rain thanks kostas for a great holiday wish we were still with you from the wedding party
Just got back from two weeks staying at the Villa Sofia, we would recommend it to anyone, had a wicked time.
The apartments were really clean and had real air conditioning not just a fan!!!!
Kostas and Sofia were really friendly. Big thankyou to Kostas for rescuing us from the native wildlife!
Atmosphere round the pool is lively due to all the PRs from the bars and clubs arriving every day.. very entertaining!!
We'll be back next year!!
Luv Lou & Kate xx
just got back from a great week at the Villa Sofia, would recommend anyone to stay there, Sofia and Kostas are great and very helpful.
pool bar excellant and overall a nice atmosphere.
Thanks Kostas, Claire, and Sofia for a great week.
can anyone let me know where the villa sofia is in ipsos, we are staying there for the second week of our hols and are travelling down to ipsos from sidari.
stayed in ipsos last year so know the layout quite well.
Even though it was end of season and not many places were open we had a great time in Ipsos. Villa Sofia was excellent value for money and i'd definately go back a second time. The other people in the apartments were very friendly.
Lots of great memories.
we really enjoyed it apart from the rude neighbours. very freindly staff. set in a really good area. we went in july and had a brilliant time. i dont recomend it though if you find yourself being a bit noisy due to the fact that there were quite a few oldies there. but still thumbs up for villa sofia. emily n neil (the scouse couple) xxx
WE STAYED IN VILLA SOFIA IN JULY THIS YEAR.
SET IN A QUIET AREA ( APART FROM THE DOGS BARKING)
THIS IS A LOVELY SMALL APARTMENT BLOCK (6 APARTMENTS)
NICE POOL AND BAR AND SNACK BAR
THE OWNNERS (KOSTAS AND SOFIA) WERE LOVELY AND VERY HELPFUL
THIS IS A NICE PLACE TO STAY IF YOU WANT ARE LAXING HOLIDAY
Hi Helen . My name is Kostas Zervos and i am owner of Villa Sofia . Villa Sofia is located less than half a mille from Ipsos beach . The area around is quite in night time . Infront of the villa is a swimming pool and a snack bar ( open from 9 am till 10 pm in low season and late night in high season dates ). Nearby also u can find restaurants , bars and busy nightlife in 5 mins distance and just opposite a market. Inside rooms r a\conditioning charged per day and phones charged reasonable for international calls to UK . For any further info u would like to have pls email me to Deepbluebar@hotmail.com
Does anyone have any pictures or know anything about the rooms at Villa Sofia? And what is there to do nearby? Thanks!
We only used the excellent pool and bar here but could tell that they were really looked after. They have air conditioning available - charged locally - safe deposit on site - good location away from the noisy centre but only 10 mins stroll away. Families would enjoy it here as well as couples. The food and service at the pool bar is excellent.