Ixia is home to the family-owned Hippocampus Hotel. Aiming to provide uncompromising hospitality, the owners have created a friendly atmosphere in elegant, comfortable surroundings. Sticking with tradition, you’ll find rooms designed in a Greek style, each with a balcony or terrace that look out over lush gardens. The rooms are thoughtfully equipped to provide everything you need to relax. A real highlight of the Hippocampus Hotel is its tavern. Highly rated and popular, it serves a delicious menu of traditional Greek and Mediterranean favourites, often prepared with freshly-caught fish and local produce. You’re guaranteed a top-quality dining experience at the tavern.
Overview of Ixia
Situated in a wide, curved bay is the pretty, peaceful resort of Ixia. With the stunning scenery of the Akramitis Mountain in the background and the Turkish mainland ahead, you’ll soon relax and enjoy soaking up the sun on the calm beach. If you prefer sightseeing to relaxing, there’s plenty to explore. From browsing the shops and sampling fresh, local cuisine in the restaurants to trying your hand at some exhilarating water sports, there’s something for everyone. Close by, there are ancient ruins steeped in Greek mythology, and buildings from the 14th century to transport you back in time. Just a short distance from the airport, Ixia is the perfect location for your holidays to Rhodes.
Things to do in Ixia
Take a 10-minute stroll from the Hippocampus Hotel and you’ll find Ixia’s sand and shingle beach. It’s a popular spot for windsurfing, parasailing and yachting, so don’t miss out. The ancient city of Ialysos, one of Rhodes’ most important archaeological sites, is located nearby. Walk around the ruins and you’ll discover temple remains for Zeus and Athena, as well as the Church of the Knights. The historic city of Rhodes itself, which is about 10 minutes away by car, is also not to be missed. It is famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which is also a World Heritage Site. Spend time exploring the magnificent Street of Knights, its museums, scenic squares and Turkish Quarter. Whether you enjoy lazing on the beach and soaking up the warm sun or exploring the nearby culture and historical sites, Ixia offers something for everyone. The Hippocampus Hotel, complete with its own tavern and wonderful rooms, is the ideal base from which you can immerse yourself in this beautiful part of the world.