Ipsos Beach & Dassia

Dassia is a village equipped with tourism for its services and for the residential, hotel and sports infrastructure.

A village for young people who want to have fun during the night and to spend the day on the beach doing water sports.

However, it is smaller than the two aforementioned villages, but because it is along the coastal road, it is a great place to move around the island and discover the other villages of the island.

In the village, there are sports activities not related to the sea such as horse riding and golf.

The beach of Dassia with pebbles and sand is very narrow and long in length but equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas for anyone who just wants to relax and do water sports such as water skiing.

 

The sea at this point of the coast is calm almost flat and from the beach you can admire the mountains of Albania and the hinterland. Also in the middle of the sea, a platform has been built from where you can dive or go for water sports.

 

You can even rent a boat to visit the neighboring bays.

Ipsos is synonymous with entertainment. In other villages it is difficult after two at night to dance or have a drink, here it is not.

There are clubs and bars where you can spend your night. Bars but mainly restaurants can be found along the beach.

Ipsos is a destination for young people that Italians love because of the long beach and the pubs, clubs that offer night entertainment.

The beach of Ipsos is located in a very large bay and the village can be seen in length following the beach.

The water is very clean and does not deepen abruptly. At the end of the beach, there is a small port and in various parts of the big beach there are centers for water sports such as water skiing.

You can watch the most beautiful view of this bay continuing north along the coastal road.

In Ipsos, there are many shops of all kinds: supermarkets, patisseries, souvenir shops, jewelry stores and much more except, of course, for restaurants, bars and internet cafes’.

Baron Bibelli from Livorno

Story

At the end of the 19th century, Fani Rodokanaki, heiress of Antonios Polylas, owner of the old tower in today's Castello, married the baron Luca Bibeli from Livorno, who began the reconstruction of the old tower.And he turned it into paradise.Bibeli was fascinated by the idyllic landscape of the area and decided to renovate the tower. In fact, it is said that in the archives of Venice, he discovered the designs of the same tower of Polylades and returning to Corfu, he commissioned the most famous craftsmen to carry out the project, for which almost all the inhabitants of the villages of Ano and Kato Korakiana and Agios Markos worked. His project was completed 10 years later.

New buildings were built, the garden was enriched with rare plants, while the villa, as the locals called it, with its two beautiful towers, one Florentine and the other Gothic, was furnished with the most expensive furniture that came from Europe.

During the first two decades of 1900, the most important figures and the crowned ones of the time would pass through Castello. From 1936 to 1940 and while the ownership of Castello passed to Bibelis’ son, Alessandro Bibelis, George II was accomodated there.

During the Easter and August of 1936, Ioannis Metaxas also stayed there. According to an earlier publication of the Nation, even the Emperor of Austria, Francis Joseph, the Kaiser of Germany, William II, the King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel, the King of Greece, George I, and many others stayed in Castello.

In 1957, Castello would have a second life. It was rented by the businessman Spyros Bouas who renovated it. Somehow the glamor and luxury returned to Castello. Again, the most important personalities of the time would stay here until 1982.

The castle as well as the Club Mediterranee in Dassia is the beginning for the tourist development of the island in the 1950s as they accomodated celebrities.

Village
In the village of Korakiana, picturesque taverns and hospitable locals will enchant you with their traditional hospitality.

 

Along its entire eastern side, Kato Korakiana is along with the Ionian Sea, forming a series of beaches, picturesque coves and coves from Ipsos to Kommenos, while the rest of it borders with Gouvia, Ano Korakiana, Agios Markos and Pyrgi.

 

On one of these beaches descend the fruitful orchards of Sydney Merlin, from whom they took their name and the homonymous variety of oranges was cultivated for the first time in 1925.