Holidays to Agios Ioannis Peristeron are great for lazing on the Blue Flag beach, windsurfing and old-school taverna dinners. And if you fancy a livelier night out, the bars and discos of Moraitikia are just 15 minutes away.
As resorts go, Agios Ioannis Peristeron is a bit of a wallflower. Set on Corfu’s east coast, it’s a low-key kind of place with just a clutch of seafront tavernas to its name. Handily, its lively neighbour, Moraitika, has stepped in to boost up the bars and shops, and Corfu Town is on constant standby, too. When it comes to the beach, though, Agios is just fine on its own – it’s got a Blue Flag number that draws envious glances.
You can see why the beach here has won a Blue Flag award – the long, narrow sweep has clean, shingly sand that gently shelves into clear, shallow waters. There’s plenty of space for everyone, so it’s easy enough to get a sunbed, even at weekends when the locals pitch up. And you’ve got a wooden jetty that runs along the back, making it super-easy to stroll along. It’s done itself proud with watersports, too, so you can be as active or lazy as you like.
Day trips to Corfu Town
Thirty minutes’ drive gets you to the island’s capital, Corfu Town. You can wander round the maze of narrow streets in the old part, then admire the ancient fortress that dominates this place. You’ve got museums and palaces to get through, too. And when you need a pitstop, head for the Liston – the elegant colonnade has a clutch of Italian-style cafés where you can people-watch over a cappuccino or cold beer.