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.
kaz: HAPPY CHRISTMAS ALL YOU RODA LOVERS AND A HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR AND MANY MORE HOLIDAYS IN RODA..A BIG THANKYOU TO JAN & STEVE FOR KEEPING US UPDATED WITH ALL THE NEWS AROUND RODA XXXX
Dec 19, 2018 15:11:43 GMT 2
jacanste: Hear hear Kaz. I could not of put it better if I had tried.
Dec 19, 2018 23:59:47 GMT 2
kaz: Oooops, forgot to mention Daveh who keeps us updated with all the sports,,,thanks daveh
Dec 22, 2018 11:38:49 GMT 2
janiemou: Yes Davey H is much appreciated by all of us.
Dec 22, 2018 12:35:17 GMT 2
kernowman: Have the rubbish problems been sorted out yet?
Dec 23, 2018 18:06:00 GMT 2
maudy: Happy New Year to everyone, I hope 2019 brings everything you wish for yourselves and more x
Jan 1, 2019 14:06:24 GMT 2
superpapa: Happy New Year everybody, see you all in June.
Jan 1, 2019 17:56:39 GMT 2
janiemou: Yes Happy New Year and hope to see you all out here in 2019.
Jan 4, 2019 11:55:17 GMT 2
kaz: Happy New Year to you all .............and I too hope I can make it to Roda this year
Jan 4, 2019 23:13:48 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks for all your news Janiemou....I have sent you an email ok
Jan 7, 2019 23:14:09 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Steve, how are you keeping, well I hope??...thanks for the Roda news
Jan 11, 2019 21:22:02 GMT 2
janiemou: We are both well will email soon Kaz
Jan 12, 2019 12:38:26 GMT 2
kaz: No probs janiemou, when you have time....I only have time when Rosie is asleep!!!!....keep well
Jan 13, 2019 21:27:19 GMT 2
kaz: I'm off now...Rosie is awake and it's round three!!!! GET WELL SOON xxx
Jan 30, 2019 19:35:52 GMT 2
kaz: VERY QUIET ON THE FORUM OF LATE, THINK EVERYONE MUST BE HUDDLED ROUND THE FIRES............HOPE ALL WELL OVER THERE
Feb 6, 2019 21:37:40 GMT 2
artisans: Very mild over here, kaz - wonderful weather for February!
Feb 7, 2019 20:58:27 GMT 2
kaz: Enjoy it Steve......as I sit here with my "wooly " socks on !!!!
Feb 8, 2019 21:34:50 GMT 2
kaz: Can you say what apartments and hotels are open at the moment?
Feb 14, 2019 19:34:52 GMT 2
janiemou: Pipitsa apartments are open.
Feb 15, 2019 14:21:48 GMT 2
kaz: OK thanks janiemou, safe journey over xxx and thanks daveh for weather report
Feb 17, 2019 11:47:38 GMT 2