Roda is on the North Coast of Corfu, close to Acharavi and has spectacular sea views with Albania in the distance. It has grown from a fishing village into a traditional resort, popular with families looking for a relaxed villa holiday in Corfu. They love the choice of restaurants, long beaches and warm welcome. Many of the restaurants have entertainment and live music in the evening. If you have a hire car, you can easily see what this beautiful Ionian Island has to offer. The nearby resorts of Sidari and Acharavi both have excellent beaches and fun nightlife too. For a memorable sunset view, drive to the west coast, 20 minutes away, and watch the sky turn orange and red. You can return to the tranquility of your villa with private pool for a family BBQ.
Roda has a choice of mini markets and a small national chain supermarket where you can pick up daily essentials. Larger supermarkets, butchers and fishmongers are a short drive away in Acharavi. Roda also has a good selection of souvenir, gift shops and stores selling local handicrafts.
Whether it's freshly prepared Greek dishes in well-established tavernas or more northern European style cooking you're after, Roda caters for all. Plus, many of the bars and restaurants have evening entertainment in the form of a traditional style Greek night or tribute acts for all the family to enjoy.
Roda has a flat sandy beach with shallow water and sunbeds and parasols. Just behind the beach are a few tavernas and beach bars where you can get some shade and lunch during the hottest times of day. Keen beach goers will appreciate the choice of other pleasant beaches in the local area. The smaller, more low key bay of Astrakeri, plus the larger sandy beaches of Sidari and Acharavi are all within a short drive.
There is a small harbour in Roda and you can hire a boat from here to discover the northern coast. For watersports including ringos and stand up paddleboarding, try the nearby resorts of Sidari and Acharavi. Inland, there are stables for horseriding, a lovely way to see the countryside. If you fancy a day trip, why not visit Aqualand, a large waterpark in the centre of the island, 48 kilometres away.
If you want to explore on foot, there are great coastal walking paths along the northeast coast. Serious walkers might enjoy the more energetic trails from the mountain village of Old Perithia to the highest part of the island, Mount Pantokrator, with its monastery. Closer to Roda is the Nymfes Waterfall which is spectacular in spring following the winter rains but does dry up in summer. It’s a lovely walk to reach it and you can have a paddle when you get there.
Corfu Town is also well worth visiting for its churches, museums, bars, restaurants and shops, plus the old and new forts. You can also explore the gardens of the Achilleon Palace, the former summer residence of Empress Sissy of Austria.