Greece is a country known for its ancient mythology and the island of Corfu, surrounded by the waters of the Ionian Sea, is named after one of the characters in this folklore. This second largest of the Ionian islands is also rich in historical heritage and its old town is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. But probably what draws the majority of Corfu’s tourists is its natural beauty evidenced in picturesque beaches and green landscapes. As they survey the wonders of Corfu visitors can experience utter luxury in holiday homes in Agios Ioannis. These come mostly in the form of luxurious villas set in leafy gardens and sporting swimming pools. Some Agios Ioannis holiday villas are renovated farmhouses, others traditional stone homes but all have unique attractions; incredible sea views, amenities such as Internet access, you name it.
-Beaches: There are many amazingly beautiful beaches to choose from here for those lazy promenades or hours of basking. Among the favourites are those that surround the village of Kassiopi which are spread besides crystal clear waters. For a more secluded sunbathing experience tourists may want to visit Glifada or try the Lefkimmi Beach located to the south where things are much less busy. Chilakounas Beach is virtually unspoilt and boasts a unique natural landscape.
-Food and drink: Holidaymakers who are in Greece to relax may understandably not cook much in their Agios Ioannis holiday rentals, and why should they, with all the great restaurants Corfu boasts? Among these is the Triloga Restaurant where patrons can partake of breakfast, lunch and supper while ingesting awe-inspiring views over Kassiopi Bay. For a taste of authentic Greek cuisine a visit to Faros Restaurant Acharavi is a good idea.
-Mountain: A climb or drive to the top of Mt. Pantokrator is well worth the effort as even before they get to the top they’ll be treated to spectacular panoramas. It really is the amateur photographer’s dream from whichever angle they choose to take their shots of Corfu and the vastness of the Ionian Sea. For those who wish to hike, it’s a good idea to wait for the extreme summer heat to pass and climb in the off-peak season. The absence of the usual crowds will be an added bonus.
-Ancient landmarks: A reminder of the time when Britain held sway over this island is visible in the British Cemetery. But more than viewing the various tombstones there, visitors who make their way here are after the cooling effect of the shady gardens in which the cemetery is set. Summer visitors will appreciate this coolness as they brave 30 plus temperatures. The assortment of flowers is vibrant and enchanting as well. The New Fortress is another great place from which visitors can glean great panoramas over Corfu Town.
To give the slip to the summer crowds and the heat that can get oppressive, holidaymakers may want to arrive in their Agios Ioannis holiday homes between September and October. At this time though temperatures are still in the twenties, the climate is more inviting than in July or August when they regularly soar past the 30°C mark. Planning for a May or June holiday is also not a bad idea as temperatures range between 24 and 29°C. Those who visit Corfu between November and January should brace for cooler temperatures and showers.
Being less than 2 miles from the Ioannis Kapodistrias airport is another factor that makes holiday accommodation in Agios Ioannis an attractive prospect for Corfu-bound tourists. This airport receives direct flights from Dublin, London, Manchester and other European cities, serving mostly low-cost commercial airlines. Most flights are however seasonal flights ferrying summer holidaymakers. There is a taxi rank outside the airport terminal but visitors might want to book shuttles as they are a bit less expensive.