Lazy days on the beach
Agios Ioannis Peristeron is a flourishing former fishing village on Corfu's east coast.
With a gently shelving sweep of sand backed by tree-clad slopes, holidays here are all about the beach. It’s got a Blue Flag for quality and clear, shallow waters that make it a popular pick with families. Wrapped in olive grove-carpeted hills, this low-key resort has a good choice of watersports and a smattering of bars, tavernas and shops along its coast.
For a change of pace, save some time to explore Corfu Town. Just 11 miles away, this historic city is known for its narrow streets, ancient fortifications and charming pavement cafes. Families with kids should make a beeline for the Aqualand water park, a 30-minute drive away.
Flight time from the UK to Corfu is around 3 hours.
Transfer time from Corfu airport to Agios Ioannis Peristeron is approximately 30 minutes.
Like the rest of Greece, Corfu is a reliable year-round destination for sunshine, with the holiday season running loosely from March all the way to October. The mercury is at its peak in July and August, when temperatures push past 30°C and you can expect sunshine 12 hours a day.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.