Post by janiemou on Apr 24, 2019 11:20:56 GMT 2
Roda is at that time of year, that if you stop, for whatever reason, you will be sanded down or hosed off and painted. The village is in a flurry of activity with the new season almost upon us. There have been a few changes over the winter, with Pixida (Compass) Italian restaurant moved from its original site at the crossroads to further down into the village. It has taken over the premises next to NSK close to Lord Car rental. All the inside work seems completed and the table and chairs are stacked ready. Yiannis from Big Ben is opening a tourist shop next to the ice cram parlour. The stock is in and all seems ready to go. In the last couple of days travel agents, NSK and Corfu Best Travel are open for business. The Dolphin is unwrapping itself after winter alterations. The kitchen has been completely rebuilt. Roda Park opened yesterday; Pirates have all their sunbeds in place on the beach. Crusoe’s has had the decking varnished and the sunbeds readied. Work is ongoing in the Harbour Bar. Skouna and Roxannes are a flurry of activity. On the main road the newspaper shop affectionately known as Arkwrights has moved to opposite Xpose and the chemist. The Coral had all its lights on last night and the furniture in place. Roda Oasis is now to be found with Jet2 after being with Thomson or Thomas Cook for as long as I have been coming here. Theodoros has its pool filled after its winter paint, and is looking spik and span just missing holiday makers. It will be interesting to see how the extra blocks of accommodation at Robolla which have added an extra 3000 beds to the resort will affect the village, being as it is next to already large Roda Beach Resort. All that is left to be done is to clear the beach of the winter seagrass accumulation and the white washing of the kerbs. Everything will have to be done by the weekend as everything stops for Easter.