Beautiful beach resort close to Mykonos Town
Set on the fringes of capital Mykonos Town, Agios Ioannis is a tiny village with a big reputation. It has traditional seaside charm in buckets, but don't be fooled – its beach has superstar good looks (once starring in 1989 rom-com, Shirley Valentine).
The beach strikes an appealing balance between feeling low-key and well organised. The white sands rarely feel crowded, and the waters are glass-clear and set for snorkelling. There's still a good choice of tavernas and beach bars for seafood lunches, though, with some good watersports to hand as well. Inland, there's a classically Greek feel to the village – think white-dusted houses with Juliet balconies spilling over with pink flowers.
Hop in a cab or hire a car to meet Mykonos Town, the vibrant island capital that's just a 10-minute drive away.
The flight to Mykonos is around 3 hours 45 minutes from the UK.
Transfer time from Mykonos airport to Agios Ioannis is approximately 20 minutes.
Spring and autumn are ideal for sightseers in Mykonos, with daily sunshine and temperatures staying around the early 20s. For the best beach weather, however, expect the mercury to soar past 30°C throughout July and August, although Mykonos’ location means you get some tempering winds to take the edge off the heat.
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.