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: 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