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Holidays In Ayios Ioannis, East Corfu

Ayios Ioannis, East Corfu Holidays at a Glance

The resort of Ayios Ioannis lies on the eastern coast of Corfu with pretty views over to the mainland of Greece. This small relaxing corner of Corfu consists of a few tavernas, two mini markets and a souvenir shop, all of which lie opposite the shingle beach where lazy days can be spent soaking up the sun. Watersports are available and there is a local bus service which will take you to the nearest resorts of Moraitika and Benitses for a change of scenery.

Who holidays in Ayios Ioannis?

Holidays to Ayios Ioannis are ideal for those who enjoy the simple pleasures and tranquillity of traditional Greek life.



Key Facts - Ayios Ioannis, East Corfu

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration3 - 4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport17 km
  • Airport Transfer (Coach)50 mins
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)25 - 30 mins

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The Archaeological Museum: Even if you're not a devotee of ancient history or museums, you should take an hour to visit this small museum. The museum contains a wealth of archaeological finds from Corfu, including many from the Temple of Artemis in Corcyra (the ancient capital) on the peninsula south of modern Corfu Town. From the Temple of Artemis is the attic (pediment) that has a well-preserved Archaic sculpture of Medusa and from the Tomb of Menekrates a funerary statue of a crouching lion.

The Museum of Asian Art: In Corfu town, the centre piece of the museum is the collection of Chinese porcelains, bronzes, and other works from the Shang Dynasty (1500 B.C.) to the Ching Dynasty (19th c.). There are also strong holdings of Japanese works - woodblock prints, ceramics, sculpture, water colours, and netsuke (carved sash fasteners). You may not have come to Greece to appreciate Asian art, but this is one of several unexpected delights in Corfu.

Achillion Palace in Gastouri: The site of the summer palace of the Empress Elizabeth of Austria and the last Kaiser. This palace was built in 1892, at a beautiful spot on top of a mountain overlooking the sea on one side, and the mountains on the other side. There is a small museum in the building which has relics and ordinary objects from the empress collection and portraits her and her time on Corfu. It's a lovely day trip because the views are excellent and the building is a very impressive classical style monument with a breathtaking garden.

Pelekas: A lovely village set on a hill, whose summit is the best place from which to watch the sun go down. Pelekas has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for sandy beaches and tavernas fringed by timeless olive groves; watersports and nightlife; traditional food and drink; you will always find a warm welcome in Pelekas.

The Archaeological Museum: Even if you're not a devotee of ancient history or museums, you should take an hour to visit this small museum. The museum contains a wealth of archaeological finds from Corfu, including many from the Temple of Artemis in Corcyra (the ancient capital) on the peninsula south of modern Corfu Town. From the Temple of Artemis is the attic (pediment) that has a well-preserved Archaic sculpture of Medusa and from the Tomb of Menekrates a funerary statue of a crouching lion.

The Museum of Asian Art: In Corfu town, the centre piece of the museum is the collection of Chinese porcelains, bronzes, and other works from the Shang Dynasty (1500 B.C.) to the Ching Dynasty (19th c.). There are also strong holdings of Japanese works - woodblock prints, ceramics, sculpture, water colours, and netsuke (carved sash fasteners). You may not have come to Greece to appreciate Asian art, but this is one of several unexpected delights in Corfu.

Achillion Palace in Gastouri: The site of the summer palace of the Empress Elizabeth of Austria and the last Kaiser. This palace was built in 1892, at a beautiful spot on top of a mountain overlooking the sea on one side, and the mountains on the other side. There is a small museum in the building which has relics and ordinary objects from the empress collection and portraits her and her time on Corfu. It's a lovely day trip because the views are excellent and the building is a very impressive classical style monument with a breathtaking garden.

Pelekas: A lovely village set on a hill, whose summit is the best place from which to watch the sun go down. Pelekas has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for sandy beaches and tavernas fringed by timeless olive groves; watersports and nightlife; traditional food and drink; you will always find a warm welcome in Pelekas.

If you're seeking to participate in one of the many activities Ayios Ioannis holidays has to offer, you will not be disappointed. Popular activities for those taking holidays in Ayios Ioannis include:-

  • Golf
  • Mountain biking
  • Watersports

Fun Excursions During Ayios Ioannis Holidays

Make your holidays to Corfu extra special and book one of our wonderful excursions, we have a range of excursions that have been carefully selected to cater for everyone's interests. Some of our most popular excursions are:-

Kalypso Star and Corfu Town: Experience the magic of the capital of the island, meander through the cobbled streets and then marvel at the underwater delights on our glass bottom boat.

Aqualand: If you 4 or 64 fun for all the family at the largest water park Corfu has to offer.

Paxos and Anti Paxos: Sail the Ionian Sea to these tranquil islands, unforgettable crystal waters slapping the harbour fronts, untouched scenery and an opportunity to swim in some of the most inviting waters in Greece.

Paxos and Parga - Double delight: Sail the Ionian Sea to the main land of Greece to the village of Parga protected by the Venetian castle. Explore the quaint village or simply relax in one of the chic cafe bars on the front. Then onto something completely different the island of Paxos virtually untouched by tourism, an organic island with some of the most outstanding scenery in all of Greece.

Island Tour: Join us and visit some of the most famous spot on the Emerald Island. The guide is desperate to share the knowledge and legends of Corfu. Monasteries, Churches, scenery, view points, museums, magnificent statues and much more this day certainly has something to please everyone.

Scuba Diving: Now its time to get wet!!! With your very own personal instructor explore the depths that lie below.

Albania Cruise: Discover a land that is so very different to that of Europe. A short boat journey but years away is Albania, visit the ruins of Butrint with our guide or simply explore on your own.

Greek Night: From Splashing around to Smashing - The Greek Night Extravaganza. An all inclusive night, live entertainment - singers, dancers, plate smashing, fire dancing, great four course menu, free flowing wine, transport to and from the venue what more could you ask for. A truly spectacular evening for all the family.

Theos Boat BBQ (Kavos Only) The famous Theo's Boat BBQ awaits you!!!! See for yourself why it is know as the best BBQ in Corfu. Sail to the blue lagoon, swim, laugh and eat a hearty BBQ. A recommended day out.

Trinity: You may never get to see famous DJs in the UK well here's your chance in Corfu. Every week a different one to take you into the early hours on the next day, Trinity simply rules in Kavos.

Bar Crawl: Let the Olympic team take you around the best bars on the famous strip of Kavos. A night it would be rude not to join in with!!!!

For further information and to secure your place on all the above exciting days and nights out, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival

Eating/Drinking During Ayios Ioannis, East Corfu Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Ayios Ioannis, East Corfu Holidays

Boat: There are many lines and ships linking Corfu to both Greek and foreign ports. There are ferries almost hourly between Igoumenitsou, directly across on the mainland (1-2 hr), and several weekly to and from Patras (about 7 hr). During high season, there is now a twice-daily hydrofoil express (about 30 min.) between Corfu and Igoumenitsou. Also during high season, there are daily ships linking Corfu to one or other ports in Italy - Ancona, Bari, Brindisi, Trieste, Venice or to Piraeus and/or Patras.

Bus: The dark blue public buses service Corfu town, its suburbs, and nearby destinations. The semiprivate green and cream KTEL buses offer a frequent service all over the island - to Paleokastritsa, Glifada, Sidari and more.

Taxi: Around Corfu Town, a taxi is probably your best bet - sometimes the only way around, such as to and from the harbour and the airport. Although taxi drivers are supposed to use their meters, many don't, so you should agree on the fare before setting out. You may also decide to use a taxi to visit some of the sites outside Corfu town.

Car Hire: An excellent way of getting around during Ayios Ioannis holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.

Ayios Ioannis, East Corfu Holidays Shopping

Bargain purchases for those taking holidays in Ayios Ioannis:

  • Folk art and crafts
  • Leather goods
  • Jewellery.

Holidays in Ayios Ioannis, East Corfu - Beaches

Sidari has a long sandy beach which is known under the lovely name of 'Canal de l'Amour' (Love Channel), offering various facilities like umbrellas, sun beds and water sports.

Paleokastritsa has six sandy and pebble beaches which are scattered all around the area; those beaches are surrounded by olive trees forests and are famous for their dramatic scenery and the beauty of their colours.

Arillas has a long, golden, sandy beach. It is situated approximately 35 kms from the island's capital. The Bay of Arillas has a long sweeping beach with clear blue sea and fine sand, one of the most beautiful beaches in Corfu especially for the lovers of quiet, relaxing holidays.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Corfu 21 23 27 29 29 27 24
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Corfu 7 10 12 12 11 9 6
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

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