Roda is small in size but big in character; visitors to Corfu make a beeline for this charming resort with its long beach, quiet tavernas and beautiful backdrop of rolling hills and olive groves. The main buzz of the resort is around the coast and on the pedestrianised street between the beach and the village. Here you can find shops and bars, as well as some of the resort’s best tavernas and restaurants.
The 7km-long beach that Roda shares with neighbouring resort Acharavi is its main draw. The sprawling stretch of sand and pebbles has a Blue Flag award for its cleanliness and great facilities, and kids can safely paddle in the shallow Mediterranean waters. The beach has a range of watersports on offer including jet skiing and parasailing, and beach volleyball is available on the sand.
The most fun way to explore Corfu’s coast is by boat, and there are many trips departing from Roda. Popular destinations include Corfu Town and the nearby islands of Erikoussa and Paxos, and the excursions include time for swimming and lunch as well as some relaxed sightseeing. There are lots of lovely countryside walks for those who prefer dry land, and Hydropolis Water Park is close by in Acharavi.
Most visitors to Roda spend their evenings enjoying a delicious meal at a Greek taverna, or dining at their all inclusive hotel before heading to one of the village’s bars for a glass of Greek wine or some cocktails. There are several lesser-known restaurants on the road to Acharavi if you care to seek them out and if you do want a big night out, clubbing resort Sidari is only a 15-minute taxi ride away.