There might be an air of calm about the place, but there is lots going on around Roda at the moment.
Yiannis Papoutsis has stripped everything out of his new shop next to Corfu Best Travel and we know he had further improvements to make for the 2018 season.
The British man who was promising to renovate the apartments behind El Mar & New Port has not been seen for some time now, but it is thought that someone else from the island is seriously interested in developing the whole site ... maybe not for 2018, but certainly the year after.
The biggest project we've seen is the three big buildings that have emerged from the hillside above Roda Beach. We think they may belong to Robolla Beach and there seems little doubt that they will be completed before May. It is an impressive development providing something like 50 new rooms. With the promise of the land beyond the stream being developed at some time soon, Roda could go from strength to strength in the next few years. In spite of the trend for people to travel all-inclusive, many such visitors do increasingly use the village amenities which are superior to what they find in their resorts.
Last Edit: Jan 10, 2018 12:08:16 GMT 2 by janiemou
There seems to be lots of work going on everywhere at the moment - Theodoros has started renovating the interior of the the rear left-hand block and Eleni seems to have gutted many of her rooms. The focus seems to be bathrooms this year and there are old pans & basins lying around - Avocado may have finally disappeared from Roda!!
Good idea Dave - and Avocado would blend in very well! Out of interest, we were given some avocados recently that were actually grown nearby - that's a new plant to look at.
As an update to Theodoros, it's not just the decor inside that's been changed, but it seems that the whole of the interiors have been ripped out and the roof has now come off. There was a big gang of workers there yesterday replacing all the rafters.
If tourism is directly proportional to activity, then we should be in for a good summer in Roda. There has been lots of activity at Makis Apartments, following his sad death a few weeks ago. I think the family are making quite a few changes and a skip appeared there yesterday. Something is happening at Nemo too, as there were tapes across the entrance last night.
First we had new toilets & bathrooms and now it's the turn of the terraces. Kostas, at the Ammos Grill Room has started to create a new seating area to the side of the current one, and Yiannis Papoutsis seems to be starting his promised apartment extension by forming a first-floor balcony above his new shop, opposite La Luz.
That's the one, kaz - we've seen him today and he will soon start on building the apartments up above the shop which will have superb views of the village and St George's Bay. However, they will not be completed inside until next winter and all the building work will finish by April 1st.
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