Roda’s ‘Bar on the Beach’, Corfu, Greece
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In 1986, after several years working in the hotel business, Andreas Gianniotis decided, with his two young sons Socrates & Spiros, to open his own snack bar on the beach at Roda. In the Greek tradition, Andreas’ first son was named after his own father, Socrates, and the bar was duly named ‘Socrates’ Bar’ and quickly became known as the family bar with a friendly atmosphere. Over the years, many old friends have left their football jerseys with Spiros and he has pinned them to the ceiling – if yours is one of them, then it’s still here and still cherished.
Although Andreas can always be seen on the beach renting out sun beds, umbrellas, pedalos & canoes, his first passion is fishing and, with
full nets and tight lines, he has always been successful in bringing home the catch. Some time around 1994, a new harbour was built in Roda right opposite Andreas’ bar and this gave the business its new name which has continued until the present day – ‘The Harbour Bar’.
Roda has something of a reputation for welcoming old friends and the Harbour Bar is no exception. With regulars returning to the village two, or even three times each year, the Harbour bar has become the place to enjoy leisurely hours with old friends. For many, this is a home from home, and the pleasures of being part of a small, but vibrant community are enjoyed by all.
The Harbour Bar opens its doors at 9:00 am and serves a variety of breakfasts until 1:00 pm. Throughout the daytime, there is all manner of snacks & light home-made meals available from omelettes & pizzas, salads & dips to more nourishing mousaka and lasagne – everything fresh and delicious.
One of the house specialities is the range of children’s fruit cocktails and, for bigger children, there is our extensive menu of 80 cocktails which is a serious challenge for those wanting to try everything – still at the same prices for the last ten years. In fact, prices at the Harbour Bar have changed little since before the ‘euro’ was introduced in 1998. There is also a range of spirits and draught or bottled beers, some of them locally brewed. If you don’t feel like a beer or a cocktail, then there is of course the iced coffee, or frappe – chill out the Greek way and enjoy the best view around.
If it’s entertainment that you want, then the Harbour Bar has darts, pool, music and all of the satellite TV channels – just tell us what you want to watch. For many, it’s enough to sit with friends or family on our shady terrace, with stunning views of the whole of St George’s Bay, Albania, Roda’s seafront, the harbour, the beach and the spectacular sunsets.
The Harbour Bar also has Greek evenings with traditional dancers granted to get feet tapping and hands clapping. Other special
entertainment nights will also be taking place, so keep an eye on the Roda Online Forum for the latest news.
With its unique location, spectacular views, and the humour and friendship from the Giannotis family, you won’t fail to have a holiday filled with everlasting memories from the Harbour Bar, Roda.