Nea Roda is situated on the seafront, in the narrowest part of the Athos peninsula, that the Persian king Xerxes opened up to lead his fleet against Greece in 480 BC. This location allows the current settlement to work as a summer resort since the endless
sandy beach, the view of the Gulf Acanthios and Athos and the fact that it is only 2 km away from the Gulf of Mount Athos make this the ultimate destination for summer holidays. What is there to do in Nea Roda? You can swim in the beautiful, clear waters of
the Acanthus Gulf and one can enjoy the water sports, sand toys and fishing in the picturesque fishing harbor with its characteristic church of St. Nicholas, you can walk along the path mapped on foot by Xerxes (from the port of the village until the port
Tripiti and from there to the island of Ammouliani), you can visit the Church of the Virgin Mary with the historic Russian iconostasis (if it is on August 23 you can take part in the great religious festival that attracts thousands of people), you can organize
a visit in the neighboring archaeological sites: Monastery Zigou (at the borders of Mount Athos), Sanctuary of Ancient Ouranoupolis and of Ancient Acanthus - all just a few minutes from the village (the walking enthusiasts can visit them on foot), you can
take part in the events of the revival of the traditions of Asia Minor, organized by the local cultural association, and on the last Monday in July will definitely try the fresh fish at the "Sardine Nea Roda este construit în cel mai îngust punct al peninsulei
Athos, unde în 480 î.Hr. Xerxes a deschis un canal pentru ca flota lui să treacă. Veti fi placut surprins în timpul plimbarilor prin sat, deoarece la fiecare colț veți descoperi vestigii arheologice, case cu curti frumoase, decorate cu foisoare si bougainvillea,
vegetație până la mare și bărci de pescuit pitorești. Nisipul auriu al plajei sinuoase vă va însoți pe tot parcursul zilei și vă va întâmpina cu culori de mister la fiecare răsărit și apus de soare.