Ixia, with its long stretch of shingle beach, is a haven for watersport lovers. Rhodes Town is only a 5 minute drive away.


Just two miles from Rhodes Town, the cosmopolitan resort of Ixia is a resplendent display of high-quality hotels around a wide bay bordered with a long coastal boulevard. Its stretch of shingle beach and a virtually constant sea breeze make it an absolute haven for kite and windsurfing. As well as some of the island's best hotels, along the beach road you will find mini-markets, shops and cafes. By night the resort comes alive under its cosmopolitan mantle, particularly within the numerous hotels along the seafront. There are bars, discos and some great restaurants in Ixia itself, but for maximum choice, the young and lively head into Rhodes Town, a five minute drive away, for its wide range of cocktail bars and swanky clubs where the atmosphere is electric.

If Ixia is your choice, you can be sure you will never be short of something to do. Read on to find out what goes on in one of the most popular spots in Rhodes.

Who holidays in Ixia?

Ixia is ideal for active holidaymakers who enjoy being able to switch with ease between active sporty days, sun-drenched relaxation, and lively, fun-filled nights. It will suit anyone looking for first-rate accommodation on the doorstep of Rhodes Town.

Destination Profile

Ixia, with its long stretch of shingle beach, is a haven for watersport lovers. Lining the beach road are some of the best hotels and restaurants on the island. Rhodes Town is only a five minute drive away.


  • A paradise for watersports
  • Top hotels with great facilities
  • Close proximity to fascinating Rhodes Town
  • A wide choice of beaches
  • Plenty of entertainment for children

Things To Do

Popular activities during holidays in Ixia include:-

  • Wind and kite surfing,
  • Snorkeling and Jet Skiing
  • Jeep safari and Go carts
  • Walking and horseriding
  • Water parks and playgrounds.

A holiday in Ixia is an opportunity to get active. There is no end of sporting opportunities and fun activities that all the family can enjoy. A day out at the beach might incorporate a bit of windsurfing or kitesurfing, or perhaps some snorkeling with the children. You can bounce over the breakers on a jet ski, take a jeep safari around the island, or burn off the adrenaline on a go-cart track. Pay back your partner for beating you at billiards with a splat at paintball, or demonstrate your superior swing in the bowling alley.

But if you require something a little less lively, go inland from Ixia and explore Rhodes Town on foot; the island is an idyll for walkers with many sights to see, hidden villages and secluded coves to discover. Those not feeling so energetic in the glorious sunshine may opt to traverse the beautiful landscape on horseback.

If you're holidaying en-famille, rest assured there's plenty to keep the little ones amused. If you don't fancy a day in Luna Park or Faliraki Water Park, you could try one of the island's numerous well-equipped playgrounds, for example Passaggio in Rhodes Town which has swings and slides, a skateboard ramp, giant trampoline, play area, sand pit, and a snack bar for Mum and Dad to watch from over a coffee. Or there's Aktaion, opposite Mandraki Harbour in Rhodes Town, designed for toddlers with soft rubber ground covering, swings and slides and a giant pirate ship. Again there is a cafe on hand for refreshments.

All children love to ride on miniature trains and The Red Mini Train runs every hour between 9.30am and 4.30pm for a 45-minute tour of the walls of the Old Town, climbing up to the citadel to Monte Smith and returning via the town centre to the aquarium, ending at the Town Hall. There are also mini trains in Faliraki and Afandou

Great Excursions during Ixia Holidays

Make your holidays to Ixia extra special by booking one of Olympic's wonderful excursions. We have a range of trips that have been selected to cater for all interests. Some of the most popular are given below:

Simply Symi: Setting sail from Mandraki harbour over to the clear waters to the beautiful sister island of Symi. Visiting the Panormitis Monastery which is steeped in history and glory. Then prepare yourself for the panoramic views of the main harbour of Symi, boasting a delightful array of shops, tavernas and tradition, which makes it one of a few unspoilt islands well worth discovering.

Off road safari: Feel the exhilaration of exciting adventure as you head towards what the very best of Rhodes has to offer. See simple Greek villages nestled between rugged off-road scenery and picturesque monasteries.

Turkish delight: Treat yourself to bargains galore with all the famous designer names but not so designer prices. Visit 2 continents in 1 day and take the 'Turkish delight' to Maramis. Experience Turkish culture and hustle and bustle of the local bazaar as you shop till you drop. A taste of the eastern promise with a day in Turkey is not to be missed.

Lindos by boat: No visit would be complete in Rhodes or Greece without visiting the Crown Jewel of islands that is of course Lindos. Set sail across the beautiful clear crystal waters and just watch the world go by. Experience the history and culture of a truly magic village wrapped around the main attraction of the Acropolis. Lindos is steeped in history, is abundant with shops and Tavernas and features some beautiful views. This day trip can also be arranged by coach.

Grand island tour: Visit many iconic spots of culture and tradition around the beautiful island and see the highlights with a professional guide. The tour begins from Valley of the butterflies, passing down the scenic coast of Soroni, Fanes, Kalavarda and visit the ancient Kamiros. Arrive at Embona's wine factory for a truly special wine tasting. After a spot of lunch we will take you through the village of Siana, the castle of Monolithos, Appollakia and Kiotari. A Greek experience in true style.

We have various other tours such as beach breaks, shopping in the capital, a lazy day cruise and water parks for the families.

For further information and to secure your place on all the above exciting days and nights out, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival.

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