BEACH started out in 1979.
That year, we received a licence
to run the premises as a camping site.
The following year, we started refining the premises by
planting trees and constructing the first buildings.
So as to have a clearer understanding
how I, Michael Fligos, decided to create the IONION
BEACH, a small look into
the past is required.
I was born in 1944 in Korinth.
My parents were both shepherds. As a young child I helped
with the chores. We used to spend the summers in the mountain
with the sheep and in the winter we were obliged to seek
grasslands in the plains.
One day, after a fourteen day travel
we arrived at Glyfa. We liked the area from the very start
and decided to buy a piece of land and settle permanently
in the area.
It was there where I met and married
my wife Anna with whom we have two sons Theodore and George.
The land at the IONION
BEACH today was bought by
my father in 1972. When I took over the premises, potatoes
and watermelons were cultivated in the area as well as the
nearby areas. This was a difficult task because the sea
water did not help the vegetation.
I had decided to change profession
and become a truck driver. I had already paid off the truck,
when one day at a canteen a tourist gave me the idea to
create a camping site on the land there since it was an
It did not take me long to make
my decision, and on 11 July 1982 the IONION
BEACH started running, still
having plenty of space for potatoes.
However, due to the rising forthcoming
of customers at the IONION
BEACH we abandoned the potatoes
By word of the mouth advertisement
from our customers helped us tremendously, and so we bought
the land next to us, where in 1991 we started building apartments,
which started running in 1993.
In 1996 the swimming pool was set
up as well as the beach bar.
There is not enough time to refer
to all the reconstructions and improvements made, however
each year we never stop to surprise our customers with something
We can take pride in the large
number of steady customers that we have - something, which
to us means that they enjoy being with us - a fact which
makes us the best camping site in Greece.
The Fligou Family.