Roda is a small lovely sleepy fishing village. Situated 38 kilometres Northwest of Corfu town ( Kerkyra ), on the northern tip of the Ionian Islands. Roda has one of the longest sand/shingle beach with shallow waters safe for swimming, each stretches for 4 kilometres along the length of the village and has been awarded a blue flag.
Unlike some of the resorts, most of the original buildings still stand, giving Roda a unique quality. Across the blue waters, lies the amazing coastal mountain range of Albania and behind Roda is Pantokratoras the highest point on the island of Corfu, the scenery is therefore spectacular.
An ideal destination for everybody of all ages. It is possible to go long beautiful walks, (on the flat) walking if you like amongst nature. Trekking is also available if you like horse riding. On the sea front there is a water sport school. Several car offices are dotted around the village.
Again, on the beach it’s possible to hire boat or book on or organised cruised to visit other resorts. Mini go-karts are available for a unique experience. There are many pools, shops,super markets, restaurants, taverns and bars for everyone.
A small place that you can find everything you wish for on holidays. Certainly Roda provides the perfect destination for families or the independant travellers and being totally on the flat, makes getting around extremely easy going.
It is well worth seeing Sant George’s church in the middle of the village, dated 17th century, as well as the unique ruin of the temple of Apollo, dated from 5th century B.C.
Distances from Roda to points of interest.
- Corfu Town 34 kilometers ( depending on route )
- Corfu Airport 34 kilometers ( depending on route )
- Acharavi 2 kilometers ( 10 min. by car, 25 min. walk )
- Kassiopi 15 kilometers ( 20 min. by car )
- Sidari 9 kilometers ( 15 min. by car )
Activities in Roda
Our beaches offers what anyone may want: long sandy expanses, small pebble coves, sand and shingle shallow waters, or rocky / deep water.
There are many sports on offer for the holidaymaker and the permanent alike – such as scuba diving, cycling, boat rides, water sports, etc. All these types of activities are available as an organised excursion or you can do them on a private basis.
Walking in the countryside, there will always be a surprise around the corner, may be a heavily-laden donkey returning after a hard days work in the fields; perhaps a shepherd taking his siesta in the shade of the olive groves; a small church or monastery on the peak of the mountain with the most magnificent view over the island; and also, a very special time in the Corfiot calendar is the blooming of spring.
Walking around our area can be equally as interesting with our Sant Goerge church and temple of Apollo to visit; after shopping, relax in one of the many side-walk cafes, typical tavernas, bars and of course the famous main road for people-watching.
What ever your fancy, it can be found and satisfied in our part of paradise !