The village of Agios Ioannis has slumbered for centuries under the olive and orange groves. It is now a centre for quiet family holidays. Some thirty years ago it was one of the first places on the island to be ‘discovered’ by visiting back-packers who set up the tents amid the olive groves in what is still known as ‘The Cactus Hilton’. Some of those earliest visitors still return bringing their children or even their grandchildren, certain of the warm welcome that the residents extend to every tourist who comes to enjoy our pleasant climate and beautiful environment. (For regular news of Agios Ioannis see The Agiot)Its central location, just 15 minutes from the airport and in the very centre of the island, means that nothing is far away. For instance it is five minutes to Aqualand Water Park, a large water park with pools, slides and rides for all ages; 10 minutes to Corfu Golf Club, the same distance to the fabulous sandy beaches on Corfu’s west coast; and just 15 minutes to Corfu Town, the airport and ferry port. Since 2009, each August Agios Ioannis has been home to the Agiotfest, a Rock, Soul and Folk festival held in the magical setting of an olive grove. Why not visit while it’s on and round off a day on the beach or pool-side with a truly unforgettable night of great sounds and dancing? Like the audience, made up of all ages, you will be entranced.
There are other activities on offer such as walking and go-karting, while local amenities include traditional tavernas and restaurants, a mini-market, bakery, pharmacy, filling station, hairdresser’s, and ouzo dispensary. The focal point of village life, the plateia (square) with its taverna at which parents sit chatting, nibbling and sipping while watching their children playing in a multilingual babble. Kosta’s Taverna attracts diners from all over the island and serves delicious meals at very reasonable prices. Agios Ioannis is especially well situated for those wishing to walk or cycle during the cooler months of the year. Corfu is a different world when summer visitors have departed. Empty beaches, some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery and carefully mapped and described walks, guided or unguided, will captivate you. March to May is a particularly good time to see how gorgeous Corfu is with its profusion of wild flowers and the climate in autumn and spring can be very agreeable for walkers. Agios Ioannis is situated 8 kilometres from the airport and 10 kilometres from the centre of Corfu Town.
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