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: 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