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Lydia’s Retreat, Agios Ioannis – €455 per week, 2 Bedrooms- sleeps 4 persons
A secluded holiday apartment in a traditional Corfu village.

This sensibly-priced little apartment gem is ideal for four people, wishing to stay within a stone’s throw of the unique plateia with its traditional taverna. It is situated in the centre of Corfu, just 15 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the golden beaches of Corfu’s west coast.

‘As far as Lydia’s apartment is concerned  we loved our stay there, place was really well equipped and ideal for our needs. So much so, would have no hesitation in staying there again (and we are this coming July [2014]’! [ Les and Chris Woods , Ellesmere Port.]

This Corfu holiday apartment comprises one double bedroom, one twin-bedroom, an open-plan lounge and a well equipped kitchen/diner. Outside, secluded,  is a charming patio with table and chairs, potted plants and flowers in a south-facing situation. This is a great retreat for breakfast or evening drinks. Beyond a low wall is a large expanse of open area, within the borders of the property.

Lydia’s Apartment is a short drive or walk to Aqualand Water Park and within easy reach of Corfu Golf Club. The village of Agios Ioannis is a safe environment for children and has a central square with a traditional taverna whose tables are shaded by trees. It makes an ideal centre for family holidays. A mini-market, bakery and bars are a short walk away. In the cooler months this is a fabulous base for walkers wishing to explore the natural beauty of the island. With its central location Agios Ioannis is the perfect place from which to discover Corfu’s famous delights – north or south.

Lydia’s Apartment is available for bookings throughout the year. Please contact us for further information.

Location: Agios Ioannis

The village of Agios Ioannis has slumbered for centuries under the olive and orange groves. It is now a centre for quiet family holidays. Some thirty years ago it was one of the first places on the island to be ‘discovered’ by visiting back-packers who set up the tents amid the olive groves in what is still known as ‘The Cactus Hilton’. Some of those earliest visitors still return bringing their children or even their grandchildren, certain of the warm welcome that the residents extend to every tourist who comes to enjoy our pleasant climate and beautiful environment. (For regular news of Agios Ioannis see The Agiot)

Its central location, just 15 minutes from the airport and in the very centre of the island, means that nothing is far away. For instance it is five minutes to Aqualand Water Park, a large water park with pools, slides and rides for all ages; 10 minutes to Corfu Golf Club (where we can obtain reductions on normal prices); the same distance to the fabulous sandy beaches on Corfu’s west coast; and just 15 minutes to Corfu Town, the airport and ferry port.

Since 2009, each August Agios Ioannis has been home to the Agiotfest, a Rock, Soul and Folk festival held in the magical setting of an olive grove. Why not visit while it’s on and round off a day on the beach or pool-side with a truly unforgettable night of great sounds and dancing? Like the audience, made up of all ages, you will be entranced.

There are other activities on offer such as walking and go-karting, while local amenities include traditional tavernas and restaurants, a mini-market, bakery, pharmacy, filling station, hairdresser’s, and ouzo dispensary.

The focal point of village life, the plateia (square) with its taverna at which parents sit chatting, nibbling and sipping while watching their children playing in a multilingual babble, is only 50 metres from Lydia. Kosta’s Taverna attracts diners from all over the island and serves delicious meals at very reasonable prices

Agios Ioannis is especially well situated for those wishing to walk or cycle during the cooler months of the year. Corfu is a different world when summer visitors have departed. Empty beaches, some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery and carefully mapped and described walks, guided or unguided, will captivate you. March to May is a particularly good time to see how gorgeous Corfu is with its profusion of wild flowers and the climate in autumn and spring can be very agreeable for walkers. We can also arrange car, boat and bike hire.

Getting here

Agios Ioannis is situated 8 kilometres from the airport and 10 kilometres from the centre of Corfu Town.

From the end of March until the beginning of November there are daily direct flights from the UK and during the summer there are scheduled and charter flights from all over Europe. At other times of the year both Olympic and Aegean fly daily from Athens. Another option is to travel by ferry from Italy with services from Venice, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi.


  • Air Conditioning
  • CD Player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Board
  • TV
  • Washing Machine








Wi-Fi available


Private parking available


Period Price (per week)
All Year 455 €