Cannot help you with your question, but I am sure one of the members will give you the info you are looking for.
I am sure though that everywhere in Roda is safe for you to go. There will be lots of local Taverna's for you to have your meals and sit and have either a quite drink or maybe you may meet up with some other members from the Forum.
Hope you have a good holiday.
Message posted by michele29 on 25 August 2008 at 2:34am - IP Logged
thanks very much for your reply Viv, i appreciate your time in helping
Message posted by Viv D on 25 August 2008 at 8:36am - IP Logged
We go to Roda every year for our summer break (12+ years now). You will be fine as a single holidaymaker - it is absolutely safe - there are loads of tavernas, pubs, restaurants (something for everyone). Our favourite restaurant is Roda Park (Costa and Voula have a warm welcome for everyone) and our favourite pub is Crusoes (Alex and Sara are excellent hosts). But wherever you go in Roda you will be made welcome and feel very safe and as though you are among friends.
Our daughter regularly stays out with her greek friends long after hubby and I have returned to our apartmtent - and we feel far more at ease than if she did the same thing here in Newcastle!
If you require any more specific info just let me know and I'll try to help.
Best wishes, Kath.
Message posted by michele29 on 26 August 2008 at 12:07am - IP Logged
thank you very much for your info, it is greatly appreciated and i feel a lot more at ease now, i come from the isle of man and it is very quiet here which is probably why i felt anxious about holidaying on my own, i am now looking forward to my holiday with anticipation rather than trepidation. once again thank you
Message posted by kassi on 26 August 2008 at 12:27am - IP Logged
Hi Michelle - and welcome.
Can't speak for where to go in Roda, but I am sure you will feel absolutely safe on your own. I have been to Kassiopi almost on my own (staying with a friend who lived there, and was working all hours!) and never felt uncomfortable at all.
Enjoy, and tell us all about it on your return.
Message posted by foreveramber on 26 August 2008 at 12:32am - IP Logged
The easy answer on where not to go is there isn't anywhere! I've stayed at Acharavi but walk into Roda and if there are any places where i would feel safer than in Acharavi and Roda I would like to see them. Even my wife, who is very quiet, and normally nervous every time we go anywhere new, wouldn't have felt any unease at going anywhere on her own.
You'll have a great time.
Message posted by ron99 on 26 August 2008 at 1:14am - IP Logged
roda is a wonderfull village small but very friendly in 20 plus years ive never had a bad meal in any resturant
you will make many friends dont worry about being on your own you will be safe,
the bars are run by the craziest greeks who have a wicked sense of humour so relax you will have a wonderfull time we fly out on sept 12th which appartments are you staying at.
Message posted by sueh30 on 26 August 2008 at 2:28pm - IP Logged
Hi Michelle, I have just returned from Roda with my husband, we had a fantastic time, I am sure you will be ok on your own and not bothered by unwanted attention, everywhere is really friendly, and if I went on my own I wouldnt feel out of place or uncomfortable, we have been coming to Roda for 3 years and have never seen any trouble. where are you staying?
Message posted by Jaybird on 26 August 2008 at 4:22pm - IP Logged
Hi Michelle. I holidayed on my own (in Ipsos) a few times before moving to Sidari to live and work ... I always felt safe (and still do).
I have been into Roda a few times and it has some nice bars and restaurants. If you feel a bit daunted you can always pop into the Bulldog - I did and they seemed a friendly bunch.
If you make it to Sidari feel free to pop into the Lagoon and say hello.
Message posted by gremlinridley on 26 August 2008 at 7:48pm - IP Logged
I have stayed in Roda about 5 times and always feel as if I have arrived home! I have been to quite a few different countries and Roda is certainly the one I always want to return to. You should have no problems as the locals and the tourists who tend to be repeat guests are brill. Enjoy and update us when you return home.
Message posted by michele29 on 26 August 2008 at 10:53pm - IP Logged
thank you all very much for your replies, i really appreciate the time you have all taken and the places you have told me about. im really looking forward to my holiday now. im going out on the 12 sep and come back to the very wet and windy isle of man on the 27 sep. im staying at the Kosmas apts in Roda,and am looking forward to lovely food, swimming in the sea and of course a few drinks to unwind,( i have a very hetic lifestyle, my daughter and her 4 month old baby live with me and it gets quite noisy at times), i also would like to try out the horseriding and i heard that Costas horse riding in Roda is excellent, has anybody been? once again thank you all very much.
Message posted by Guest on 26 August 2008 at 11:34pm - IP Logged
Roda is a quiet place to come down from stress. Been there every year once or twice (im from germany) and always found, what im lookin for. horseriding: have a look:
Message posted by Guest on 26 August 2008 at 11:41pm - IP Logged
sorry - not a email-link - was a web-site...
Message posted by Bareteddy on 27 August 2008 at 1:43pm - IP Logged
I went to Roda on my own in August 2006 for two weeks and I had a blast (I was 31 at the time). The locals and the holiday makers are great and will make the holiday for you. I just found that of an evening, when you are getting ready it can be a bit lonely without the banter of your travellees.
I often went into Sidari during the day and of an evening went from the British Bulldog and the Drunken Sailor. Both of these place are on the main drag of the village. There is always the Pirates Bar on the seafront for some entertainment.
Have fun, and you WILL have a great time.
Message posted by Davey-Boy on 27 August 2008 at 2:58pm - IP Logged
Don't worry, somebody will soon "adopt" you. Seen it loads of times before and single people (both sexes) always get asked to join in so don't be frightened to mix. My Mum used to say jokingly that she didn't pick the dark brown ones cos they were nearly ready for home. She was 65 when the Big C took her but she'd been away on her own for up to a month at a time for 6 years after Dad died.
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