The new mayor of London has hit out against the notion that politicians have a duty to stay in Britain for their summer break, claiming that his decision to go overseas has a precedent in Mr Livingstone's penchant for Corfu villa breaks.
In his column for the Telegraph, Mr Johnson offers readers a rundown of political holiday choices in an impassioned defence of the foreign vacation.
Tony Blair joined Mr Livingstone in an appreciation of sun, sea and sand, the Conservative pointed out.
"He was right to love the Mediterranean, because whatever the wonders of the British coast there will not be many UK beaches this summer where you can drink a bottle of wine in the sun and then go for an hour-long swim," Mr Johnson said of the former prime minister's holiday habits.
If the London mayor does decide to opt for a Corfu villa this summer, he may be interested in the resort of St Stefanos, which could be ideal for boat trips in the crystalline sea.