Oscars ended up closed for a week, reasons not clear. They are open again as from last night.
Not so much a closure as a move. Kalamaki, the grillroom at the crossroads between Tropicana and Pegasus Hotel, is moving. The landlord wants the property back, rumoured to convert to a home! So Kalamaki are moving, not far, just across the roas between the hardware shop and minimarket. The building there, emoty for years, being hastily renovated and converted into the new grillroom. They will be closed for a few days at some point to move kitchen, furniture etc and reinstall. Just keep an eye when in the area.
The choppy seas have resulted in the removal of many sunloungers especially at Big Bens as that end beach is narrower. They may return some when weather picks up but there are still more than enough loungers available this time of year.
No sign of any other tourist places closing but some may decide to if the weather gives them a bad weekend. Mind you with nobidy on the beach yesterday the inside or sheltered bars were doing good trade and there were more people around the travel shops. The early bus to Corfu around 7.10 from Afrodite stop was full this morning as ìt passed through the village.
The beach is closing down, slowly the number of sunloungers is reducing to make the job easier when finally they all go. Harbour bar have removed all theirs and taken away the umbrella posts.
Sone of the bars are now switching to winter mode. Oscars tribute acts have all stopped now and their quiz night started again yesterday.
The tourist shops have Sale signs up with reductions up to 30% being shown.
Several appartments are already closed.
Most of the summer tavernas have already reduced the number of staff. The loungers that are left are for free as rarely used all day now and not enough to justify somebody working the beach. A consequence is the village taverna is busier of an evening.
Joannes bakery on the main road has now closed for the winter. Many apartments are also closed and there is a definite end of season feel about the place especially with the change to the weather. However there were new arrivals today. It seems its only Jet2 who have already finished their flights for this year.
with Roda being very quiet now, we have an opening today. Alexandros (smileys) has now re-opened for the winter. Upstairs is all set up for pool and darts as well as comfy sea view seats and a bar. Lovely and very snug when the woodburner is on.
I see that the Indian restaurant in Roda has announced winter opening hours
Winter opening hours: 15.00 hrs to midnight every Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon for both dining in the restaurant and take-away meals. On Tues and Wed we will be open from 15.00 hrs to midnight for take-away meals only.
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