Agios Ioannis – Home of The Agiotfest
Agios Ioannis is in the middle of Corfu, within easy reach of the beaches on both the east and west coasts, Corfu Town, the port and airport. (See map.) The village has slumbered for centuries among the olive and orange groves. Some thirty years ago Agios Ioannis was the first place on the island to be “discovered” by visiting back-packers who set up tents under the olive trees in what is still known as “The Cactus Hilton”.
It is now provides quiet family holidays (although nightlife and clubs are not far away). The square is at the centre of village life; on one side is a taverna where parents sit chatting, nibbling and sipping while watching their children playing in a multilingual babble; next to it is a church; on the other side is a hotel in what used to be a mansion (see left).
Agios Ioannis is also the location of Aqualand, the biggest water-park in Europe, and Corfu’s famous golf course is just a ten minute drive away.
Agios Ioannis is situated 10 kilometres from Corfu Town. If arriving by car you need to follow the signs for Pelekas. Where the road turns left to Pelekas you continue straight ahead to the top of the hill. A right turn at the traffic lights will bring you into the village and finally the square.
There is a regular bus service (number 8) which leaves from San Rocco Square in Corfu Town, starting at 7.00 am and There are always plenty of taxis at both the port and airport. The fare to Agios Ioannis shouldn’t be more than about 15 to 20 euros depending on the time of day.
For more about Agios Ioannis see The Agiot.