If you want just the right amount of nightlife on your Corfu holidays to keep you occupied once the sun has dipped beneath the horizon, then Roda could be the place for you. Located smack bang in the middle of Corfu's northern coast, the town is big enough to provide holidaymakers with fun after dark without a huge party scene like Kavos at the opposite end of the island. Below are 10 of the more vibrant nightlife hotspots to check out on your holiday to Greece, catering to a wide range of tastes and ages.
With a name like that, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the Drunken Sailor was a debauched locale populated by those who partake in a little too much drinking. While there is certainly a lively atmosphere inside – live tribute acts perform throughout the evening, while a DJ takes over after 1am – the outdoor seating still offers a relaxed, family setting as a refreshing alternative.
Across the road from the Drunken Sailor is Oscar's, a rival entertainment diner which provides stiff competition. Tribute acts perform here all week long with a different artist each day, while the service behind the bar is second-to-none, and the food is not to be sniffed at either.
If you're in the mood for a change from all of the tribute acts and live bands, Crusoe's Cafe is a snack bar by day, and themed pub and quiz spot by night. With different pub quiz subjects most nights of the week, Crusoe's offers you a chance to test your general knowledge and win some prizes in the process.
With delicious grub whatever time of the day you go, Pirates Bar – named for the theme which runs throughout it – really comes to life at night. Those who fancy themselves as the next big thing can try their hand, and their voice, at karaoke most nights of the week in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
The Boathouse has a beautiful beachside location which offers unrivalled views of the sunset and a low key atmosphere. John and his wife Michelle are perhaps the most accommodating hosts you could imagine and provide a relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable night.
Nestled next to a quaint old church, Sandy's is a lovely place to stop into on your way home. The owner Sandy will bend over backwards to meet the needs of her customers and ensure they have a good time. Great music, friendly staff and ice cold beer all come on tap.
Right on the beach, Big Ben is a traditional pub that has live entertainment and quizzes throughout the week. It often puts on specially-themed Greek nights, complete with bouzouki music, plate-smashing and fire dancing.
Something of an institution in Roda, the Harbour Bar has been around for over a decade and, like one of the many fine wines it serves, has only got better with age. Its beachfront location and friendly owner Spiros add to the appeal of this perennial favourite.
The ample terrace upstairs at Nemo Café is the perfect place to while away an evening with a cocktail or two. The cafe straddles the line between family-friendly locale and youngsters' hangout perfectly, thanks in large part to the excellent staff and great music always playing.
Perhaps more of a restaurant than a bar, Roxanne's still represents a top place to enjoy an evening beverage while listening to the waves lap melodically against the shore. And if your tummy does begin rumbling, you'll be in ideal spot to address the situation.