This year's summer festival (Panayiri)in Roda is to be held on Thursday 18th. August in front of the Aphroditi Hotel. The band Faiakes will be playing and singing. There will be souvlaki, loukamades, maybe grilled sweetcorn or even lamb on a spit, beer, retsina and soft drinks. There is nearly always a display by a local dance troupe and then it is everybody's turn. The dancing goes on well into the night. It is organised by the local committee (syllagos) raising funds for village improvements. Starts when it goes dark.
There seems to a bit of a mix up about the festival. On the posters in Greek it says Thursday (pempti) 18th, in English it say Tuesday 18th. Also they have recently been held, as I said, in front of the Aphroditi, but it seems it could be at the crossroads. We will investigate and get back with the truth hopefully!
Watched this morning from balcony them clear all the seaweed from the beach on Afrodite beach. It took 3 hours by digger and truck. On as a guest can't get it to accept password asked to reset just won't happen.
I have found more information about this festival in Roda. It is tomorrow (Thursday) and is being held in an olive grove they have cleared between the Kalamaki grill room and the Pegasus Hotel on the Sidari Road from the crossroads. There will be the usual Faiakes for band providing the music and there will be souvlaki, loukamades etc. This is the first time the festival has been held here. It has been organised by a new joint syllagos (village council for Roda and Sfakera. Whilst we are sure there will be a good representation of local village people, we are not so sure many tourists will desert the beach front to attend. Maybe some of the people staying at the Pegasus, Oasis and Kosmas will venture in on their way past.
Went to festival last night about 1000 people having a great time. We joined in food superb drink loads of it and music went on and on. We danced the best we could. Sadly as Steve thought there would be we counted 6 Brits we were 2 ha. Loukamades I had 2 souvlaki we had double portions with bread so delicious. Only going for a hour that turned into 3 the people we had met from O'arabas and Tassos from the new Italian gave us such a warm welcome That's what Roda is all about. The band were great.
Posters have appeared today announcing the Roda Wine Festival on Sunday. As with most wine festivals across Europe, the decks are being cleared in time for this year’s grapes. If you can come along, then the wine is FREE!, and there will be the usual souvlaki, lamb on the spit and the band 'Faiakes.’ So where is it? ... the truth is, we don’t know, but we guess it will be on the field that was cleared for the last festival, between the Kalamaki Grill Room and Pegasus Hotel, on the main road. We’ll let you know more when we can ..
janiemou: Thanks Kaz had a great trip, will be posting pictures soon. Celebrating Greek Easter here today with roast lamb Greek style.
Apr 28, 2019 10:39:36 GMT 2
artisans: Sorry to hear about Angela, Mike - she was the first person in Roda I ever spoke to when we came looking for accommodation. Such bad news ...
Apr 29, 2019 10:33:00 GMT 2
maudy: Hi Steve and Jan, can
May 11, 2019 15:02:00 GMT 2
maudy: Take 2 can you give any reliable advice about the airport troubles with the check-in times ? It seems on every forum that people are saying that it is taking over two hours from bag drop to security ?
May 11, 2019 15:09:10 GMT 2
maudy2: Just spoken to a friend who just flew back and he assures us the airport is much better and they breezed through.
May 12, 2019 16:33:14 GMT 2
artisans: Hi Maudy - not used the airport yet ... why aren't you driving down?
May 12, 2019 20:31:59 GMT 2
artisans: Someone today said it took 15 minutes. All passports are now checked because UK is not part of Schengen. The time spent at the airport is much the same as ever.
May 12, 2019 20:37:14 GMT 2
maudy2: Hi Steve we’re bringing our son, his wife and two children so it’s a family outing 🙈hopefully we’ll survive it 🤣
May 13, 2019 14:42:19 GMT 2
maudy2: Tony says we need help with the route and need somewhere to park it when we arrive , maybe even leave it there for future hols 🤔
May 13, 2019 14:43:50 GMT 2
artisans: Tony's been wanting help with the route for two years! . We need to meet for a coffee one day. When do you arrive?
May 14, 2019 10:59:37 GMT 2
maudy2: Hi Steve , we were due in roda about midnight tonight but after the fuel issue at Manchester It’s now anyone’s guess 🙈live update received from EasyJet says all of their flights will leave it’s just a case of when and we are still told to arrive on time
May 20, 2019 8:33:23 GMT 2
kaz: Hi janiemou..will be intouch soon Kaz
May 23, 2019 18:05:03 GMT 2
nsktravel1pegy: hello to everyone !!!!!!!!
May 24, 2019 12:30:19 GMT 2
janiemou: Nice to hear from you Kaz and you Peggy, we were missing you both x
May 25, 2019 10:56:34 GMT 2
kaz: Thanx janiemou............not been on forum due to my fall (again) my back hurts so much..will be intouch soon xxx
May 30, 2019 21:17:37 GMT 2
nsktravel1pegy: i wish to everyone a wonderfull summer !!!!!!
May 31, 2019 19:04:35 GMT 2
kaz: Happy holidays everyone............wish I was there this time of the year.......one day?
Jun 5, 2019 18:15:07 GMT 2
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