We stayed at the Pegasus Hotel in Roda in May. We had a wonderful holiday in Corfu. I recommend it has a holiday destination. Corfu has a lot going for it... Although you might not realise it at the time (it was when we returned from our next holiday in Mallorca, we were thinking how much better was our holiday in Corfu)
Roda is a small town and a fishing village (although it looked more like a tourist town to me). It has three long streets, which are walkable. Roda has everything you want : Tourist shops, supermarket, excursion companies, bars, restaurants, bakery, quad wheel hire, local car rental companies, DVD rental, disco... It has a sandy beach (though I though the beach in Acharavi was nicer and only 3-4mins by car). The towns Corfu as a lot smaller and more rustic then say you might expect in Spain.
The rooms at Pegasus are good size and have balconies. They have wardrobe, modern ac (with remote), TV (though not sure if reception was good), good sized comfortable bed. Shower and WC. Enough plus and socket to charge phones, fridge (included in our package). (We did not have glasses in the room). Wi-fi was available in lobby and some rooms close to reception.
Our Trip - Independent holiday
We spent a lot of time researching hotels in Corfu. I am glad we choose the Pegasus hotel.
However, if we had to do it again. I would suggest 12 day duration. I would suggest a 3 day stay in the capital of Corfu (if your budget will allow) or perhaps close by towns in Benitses or Kanoni might be possible alternatives). The remaining 9 days, I would recommend in Roda which are perfect for exploring the sights which are mostly in the North and to try the fantastic food.
(The drive from Roda to Corfu is 45minutes, although it always took me longer about 75 minutes).
We enjoyed seeing Corfu town by night and looking at the Greeks promenading. The last bus leaves Corfu city at 8pm for Roda, however, we had a rental car, so could enjoy seeing Corfu city by night....
Greek Food - BIGGEST SURPRISE
In Spain and Italy, the food in tourist areas is often disappointing. However, in Corfu, it is the complete opposite. The best food is in the tourist area. The food is not sophisticated, it is just simply fresh and simple and delicious. Their olive oil is homemade and is awesome. The food is so fresh. I finally 'get' what Jamie Oliver is on about. It is common in Greece to be invited round to the kitchen to see the 'fish' or 'meat' before it is cooked. In Greece, they have to say 'frozen' in the menu, which is why the food is so wholesome. The oregano is straight from the mountains. (Our favourites places to eat: In Sidari - Konaki, in Roda - Afrodite restaurant (under hotel), Petroni steki). In Corfu town (just south near the windmill and hotel) - Nautilus (not on trip advisor, but really nice modern Green food). Do try sauted weeds (Xorta) if you see it on the menu!. If I am to be honest, after 10 days of delicious Greek food, I was craving for a different cuisine. There is an expensive Italian in Roda. However, in Sidari, you will find a Chinese and an Indian....
Before some break hotels, tent to put swimming pools at the front of the hotel. I like the Pegasus as their is as the back
My tomtom did not work in Corfu. However, you should download, Google Maps onto your Android phone before leaving home. (use the download offline map option). We missed a lot of turnings, as road signage is not so great for smaller places. You will need a good road map too.
Make sure you give it a go! You will be impressed
The are excursion companies, which are very reasonably priced. They have a tour every day. (the ones I took were from nsk travel)
May is still low season... it is a little bit quieter... but it was perfect for us. If you want busy bars.... suggest later months.
We read about mosquitos at night. It was scary on the first couple of days. The restaurants tended to be open. However, the mosquitos never bothered us. My partner and I were not bitten once. (We went over the top and bought nets and plug-in repellent, but never needed to be used). Just apply a bit of common sense and check the room at night. Don't leave windows open at night. (suggest you seek advice from the hotel)....
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