Aghios Ioannis is a beautiful inland village scattered with stone-built houses. The village itself is small, with a quaint selection of shops and restaurants, but Aghios Ioannis has everything you could need to enjoy a cheap holiday to Corfu right on your doorstep. You can spend your days at the water park, travel to the nearby beach, or visit neighbouring resorts Messonghi and Benitses. Well connected by public transport services to Corfu Town, the nearby resorts, and the airport, you'll never feel like this Greek island holiday retreat is too far away from the action.
A tradional village scene
You're blessed in this lovely resort with a true, traditional Greek village. The atmosphere is quaint, with locals and travellers dining and drinking coffee side by side in the sun. Historical stone homes, winding roads and olive groves make the village of Aghios Ioannis one of the most calming places to walk through.
Days here are spent at one of the cafes doing a bit of reading, or meeting some locals and learning about the cultural history. You can also enjoy a freddo espresso – the Italian-inspired iced coffee favourite – for a couple of euros.
Traditional villages like these are often discovered accidentally by tourists, but staying here you get to experience it every time you leave your front door.
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A calm and secluded Blue Flag beach
The beach closest to Aghios Ioannis is Kontogialos Beach at Pelekas. It's just a short bus ride away, so you'll be easily connected to your own strip of coastline whenever you want to take a dip. What's more, the beach has won an award for its gorgeous sands and shallow waters.
The clean and secluded nature of this beach means you won't find lines and lines of loungers and parasols, but that's all part of the charm. Bring your towel, a bit of lunch, and enjoy the beautiful rock formations that surround you. If you're going at the weekend, you better hot step it early, as the locals love this beach just as much as you will.
A splash park right on your doorstep
Aghios Ioannis has a major attraction, Aqualand. This splash-park is brimming with slides, water sports, sun-bathing opportunities and tasty food and drink vendors. You can add it to your itinerary without the need to travel a long way. Aqualand is basically your own back garden play area.
Racing your friends and family down the kamikazes, you might want to bet the next round of drinks on the winner - or you could bob around in the wave pool, or take the little ones to their own splash area, complete with themed slides and climbing frames. If you're looking to relax while others have their adventures, the lounger areas are where you can kick back with a book and soak up the sun.
Corfu Town in easy reach
Corfu Town is the capital of the island and is top of the list of places to visit for many visitors to the Corfu. It's got wildly winding market streets and steps up and down to tavernas and souvenir vendors. Along with the action-packed bartering in the narrow lanes, you'll be able to experience the high life and luxury of the commercial district.
Corfu Town has great transport to and from Aghios Ioannis, and this makes it an ideal place to go for a meal if you want to try some of the island's cuisine. After you've eaten, why not take a softly-lit walk around the harbour, or up to the fort which reigns over the entire city. Corfu Town is truly beautiful and still in touch with its historical roots.