Watersports on the coast
Ixia’s two-kilometre stretch of beach is the perfect mix of sand and pebble terrain, with wooden walkways leading to the best spots to relax in. Looking out over the Aegean Sea on a clear day you’ll be able to spot Turkey from the comfort of a colourful sunlounger on the shore.
If you’re big on sport then Ixia’s coastline is ideal for you. The beach here catches a pleasant breeze, making this an excellent spot to brush up on your watersports – including surfing, jet-skiing, water-skiing and windsurfing. Don’t worry if you haven’t brought your own gear, there are several rental places to help you out.
Wine and dine
Lining Ixia’s beach is a long promenade that follows the coast all the way to the capital of Rhodes Town. Along this you’ll find fabulous international restaurants serving up a host of all your favourite dishes including Italian, Chinese and Irish food.
Along the seafront you can also try authentic Greek cuisine at one of the many tavernas that serve up fresh, local produce all day long. For something a little lighter, try one of the resort’s bakeries or cafes, which are dotted from the promenade right up into the town.
Time to splurge
For a fairly small resort, Ixia has a great selection of shops to choose from. You’ll be able to pick up all the souvenirs you’re after in nearby gift shops and local handmade crafts and jewellery at one of the many market stalls.
If you’re feeling hungry, Ixia also has a few supermarkets that sell all the must-have holiday essentials, including sweet treats and cold drinks. Enjoy a day of snacking and browsing as you venture along the northern coast and inland Ixia.
Cocktails in the moonlight
All of Ixia’s bars and pubs are located right on the beachfront, making them easy to spot and even easier to get to. There’s plenty of outdoor seating so you can relax with a cold cocktail in your hand as you look out over the Aegean Sea.
Nightlife here is a pretty relaxed affair, but you’ll still get great Greek entertainment in the tavernas and bars that are open late. To make your Rhodes holidays a little more upbeat, you can always head to the bustling capital city of Rhodes Town.
Capital city nearby
The ancient city of Rhodes Town is only a 10-minute drive away from Ixia, or you can easily walk there along the resort’s coastal promenade. Rhodes Town is known as one of the most well-preserved medieval towns in Europe and is full of interesting ancient sites and historic structures. If you’re a history buff, this place is a definitely a must-see.
The citadel in Rhodes Town is a UNESCO world heritage site and tours that walk through the buildings and enjoy views of ancient monuments are available. Another impressive historical hotspot is the acropolis. Located up on the hilltop, here you’ll be able to venture through Rhodes Town’s classic Greek temples, stadiums and theatres. Its lofty location also means that you’ll get incredible views of the resort below you.
Rhodes Town has much more to offer than just ancient sites though. You can also enjoy a night out on the town in one of the many joints on Bar Street, a strip that houses bustling piano bars, pubs and bouzouki bars with a lively atmosphere.
Ixia’s nearby location means you can visit Rhodes Town numerous times during your trip and also spend an afternoon looking through the city’s wonderful craft shops and boutiques.