We stayed at Blue Gardens for two weeks with our children 11 and 6. After a difficult airport transfer (thanks for nothing, Cosmos) we received a fantastic welcome from Elena, Andreas and their daughter Marianthi, who helped our children settle in. We immediately felt relaxed and for the next two weeks our hosts, plus the two dads, were unfailingly polite, good humoured and helpful.
Our apartment was spacious with two balconies, the furthest from the pool. It was cleaned every day and had everything we needed. We hired the mosquito nets, but were still bitten - but then it's Greece in August so no real surprise there. The pool and bar area were also spotless, served great food and drinks all day and provided a safe and secure environment to potter around in for our youngest. The pool is great for children and adults - it could get a little raucous at times but there were also lengthy quiet periods and it was no problem getting sunbeds and umbrellas.
Elena and Andreas provided several themed evenings ie Greek night, quizzes, silly bingo and others. There was no pressure on anyone to take part but these evenings provided some of the happiest memories of our holidays - Rachel's 40th birthday night was unforgettable. Every night in the bar was made memorable by the great Kostas, who will serve till last person stands and is full of interesting information, from the local weather forecast to the potted history of Corfu.
Roda is a ten minute walk away down a narrow road without pavements - this is rural Corfu and if all the usual precautions are taken it shouldn't be a problem. The town itself is relatively small but with lots of restaurants and bars. We can honestly say we didn't have a bad meal, the particular favourite being Roda Park, which serves wonderful Greek food and is great value.
Roda beach is sandy and clean and the sea is warm, shallow and clear - again, perfect for our 6 year old.
So we would recommend Blue Gardens without reservation for young families like ourselves and thank all of the family for helping to give us our most relaxing holiday ever.
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