Hi Neil - welcome to Roda ... we all think you’ve made a great choice! Theodoros is very popular and one of the best venues in Roda.
Corfu Town is fantastic and there are several ways of getting there. If it’s not too late in the season, a boat trip can be a good chance to see both the Town and the lovely north-east coast. Alternatively, any of the travel shops in the village will sell you a coach trip into town or, catch a service bus from outside the Afroditi Hotel and spend all day there. That is the cheapest way and the trip takes just over an hour depending on how many cigarette stops the driver makes!
I am always amazed at how our bars polarise people ... many will recommend their top three or four bars, which are the very bars others will not venture into. For some, it will be the cheapest beer, or the best cocktails, others want a quiz or a sea view, or maybe it’s the owner or the staff. The best thing is try a half in each one over the first couple of days and see if you can remember which you liked best! One bar that seems to be universally enjoyed is The Boathouse, which is probably one of your closest on the short walk into Roda.
People do have their favourite restaurants and there is less division with them. Much depends on your preference for food and if you will try Greek cuisine, then you can go just about anywhere. We do have one or two specialist restaurants, but the majority lean towards the traditional. For me, I prefer a smaller menu where I can guarantee that all the meals are cooked freshly using local ingredients. I do suspect a restaurant that offers an enormous range of meals, and that goes for any place or country. Favourites for many include Roda Park, Nikos Taverna, El Mar and The Old House. There are many others. If it’s a snack or a cheap meal, try Yummies or one of our three value-for-money grill rooms. If you are a big meat eater, then Drosia is the place to go. We also have Tex-Mex and Italian. For mezes, try the recently opened ‘Olive’, just behind Theodoros on the main road.
There are lots to choose from, Neil - after your visit, you must let us know what your favourites are.
Hi Neil, I am sure you will enjoy Roda as it is a friendly place where the locals go out of their way to help and look after you. Having just returned from a two week holiday there...
The 2015 Clayton Family Restaurant Recommendations are as follows:
Alexandros on the Beach - Short walk along the beach to sit on the upstairs terrace, great at sunset Thalasea - Main Road next to Panorama pool La Madera - Tex Mex - Main road Nikos family Taverna - Back Road Drossia - Main Road toward the crossroads Grill Room - Main Road Yummies - For snacks - Main Road
All the restaurants in Roda are worth a try, I've not come across a bad one yet, but these are the ones we went back to during our stay.
Thanks very much everyone, some great information for me to check out. Flying out on 31st August, so hopefully the boat trips will be running.
I love all the tradional greek specialities...kleftico, octopus, stifado etc, but the kids do love pasta, pizza, so I think every box will be ticked, with the great variety in Roda. The Old House looks very nice, as does Alexandros on the Beach. I'll have a look at the rest of the recommendations now, as it too wet and windy to leave the office!
Out of interest, I do love a gyros when we fancy a night off from a sit down meal. Are the any places selling gyros in Roda?
Anyway, not long now to an ice cold Mythos at the Boathouse !
Hi neil, welcome to the forum and have a great holiday in Roda, I fly out on the same date as you....perhaps you could join us all at the Forum get-together on Wed 2nd at the Roda Park 11am.....see you all out there
You have made an excellent choice! We visited Roda 5 years ago and have been back at least once a year ever since. We have made some lovely friends both here on the forum and locally in Roda.The village is the right mix of old and new and there is a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants to choose from. We were out in April and sadly won't be going back again this year but will definitely be out again next year. Enjoy - you'll have a fab time
We arrive as Roda virgins on 22 May - I've just changed flight to 14 night instead of 7 on basis of what you all say ! Had a real tough couple of years and coming out the other end now - thinking of at Angelinas - I believe you get all the facilities of Theodora's ? We like s/c and a village with beach - roda sounds just brilliant - looking forward to it all - and thanks Steve for the welcome
You’re right about Angelina’s, huntylad, in fact you can use the facilities at any pool complex in the village as long as you buy the occasional drink or snack at the bar. Theodoros is one of the best though ...
Our first trip to Roda was in 1989 as a belated honeymoon, booked on the Sunday, flew on the Monday, £99 each for a fortnight! Been back many times since, with the kids as toddlers, then teenagers, added on friends and family along the way who've all fallen in love with Roda and returned.
The very first restaurant we ate in was Odysseus, Spiro now retired and Theo manages/owns it now, under a different name, but it still remains a favourite. On our first night we always go to the Dolphin, for red snapper, sitting almost on the beach and then downing a few rakis with the owners. Pirates for breakfast, Crusoes for the quizzes, in between times, wherever the fancy takes us, we like everywhere and am sure you will too. Looking forward to the Old Boathouse which is a new addition since our last visit.
janiemou: Are you surviving the rain Kaz?
Jun 12, 2019 16:35:23 GMT 2
kaz: Just about janiemou..its raining now,,grey skies and windy its " s'windy, loved your pics of the sea....not been up on the sea wall since accident, maybe soon,getting around I bit better now............rain just stopped!! strange weather?? take care xx .
Jun 13, 2019 10:30:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope you are both well Jan & Steve and enjoying the Roda sun!!!....the days here have been dry but humid,phew..........not able to get to Roda again this year ( I miss it so much) never mind, one day..take care, love Kaz & Rosie xxx
Jul 15, 2019 16:43:37 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz,I had pretty good weather when on quick trip back to the UK, not been so good since I have been back. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.
Jul 16, 2019 14:36:06 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Janiemou.........as you may have heard, we had a Heat Wave for two days here.....my was it hot?? shouldn't complain though only it hasn't stopped raining to-day...we can't win can we?? Hope you and Steve are keeping well and still enjoying life.........
Jul 27, 2019 16:04:20 GMT 2
kaz: Not able to make Roda again this year.....family holidays in progress!!!So it will be just me n Rosie up on the sea wall!!! take care..love Kaz xx
Jul 27, 2019 16:07:29 GMT 2
janiemou: Oh Kaz, we will miss you, as will Roda.
Jul 27, 2019 17:37:57 GMT 2
kaz: I will miss you to...............one day a?
Aug 3, 2019 13:00:50 GMT 2
kaz: Nice cooling rain here in Kent after 2days of sweltering SUN...shouldn't complain though should I.....I have friends on their way to Roda at the wkend staying at the Afroditi, I expect you will know them..........just wish I could be there with them. Enjoy
Aug 28, 2019 20:34:49 GMT 2
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2
kaz: Weather in Kent is very hot...........still not as nice as being in Roda!!!
Sept 17, 2019 16:19:06 GMT 2