The purpose built resort of Ixia sits on a curved bay of pebbled beaches and brilliant blue waters. With a top choice of modern hotels, a huge range of eating options and a beachside promenade bursting with shops and boutiques, Ixia holidays have got everything you need for a family escape. Lounge on the beach, take windsurfing lessons and enjoy the evening entertainment in your hotel for a holiday where you can relax and let yourself go with the flow.
Ixia has a typical Mediterranean climate with long, hot and dry summers and average daytime temperatures of around 28˚C between July and August, with evenings still warm enough to enjoy too.
Rhodes International Airport is just a few miles away, less than 15 minutes’ drive along the island’s north coast.
Book a cheap holiday to Ixia with Airtours and discover action packed beaches looking out over warm blue waters. There’s everything you need for a summer holiday along the promenade, with great access to nearby Rhodes Town too.
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Make the most of island life by taking to the seas to explore the gorgeous Rhodes coast, or venture further afield to discover more picture perfect Greek islands. Try out water sports along the active beach or take to the skies above it on a parasailing adventure of a lifetime. There’s no shortage of activities to try in Ixia, with the resort geared up to bring you all sorts of family fun.
Just to the north of Rhodes lies Symi, one of the most beautiful of all the Greek islands (and that’s really saying something). Visit the ancient Byzantine monastery of Panormitis before you sail into spectacular Symi harbour itself, looking like it’s come straight from a film set. Climb up to the old town and explore the narrow streets with Venetian style townhouses, before enjoying the two hour boat trip back to Rhodes.
Ixia Bay is home to almost perfect windsurfing conditions, with people coming from all over the world to ride the waves. Don’t worry if you’ve never done it before as there are beginner lessons available in the more sheltered waters and during the less windy mornings. Once you get the hang of it, it can get pretty addictive so don’t wait too long to give it a go after you arrive.
Hop on board and enjoy a lazy day’s cruise along the eastern shore of Rhodes, where you can drop anchor in picturesque harbours and eat lunch at a traditional taverna. Swim in the clear waters of a secluded bay or strap on a snorkel to discover an exciting and colourful underwater world. Then sit back on deck as you bob your way along back past Rhodes Town at the end of the day.
Quieter breaks: There’s no bustling strip in Ixia, just a good selection of family hotels with varied evening entertainment. If you’re in the mood for some late night fun, Rhodes Town and Faliraki are both just a short drive away.
Eating out: There’s a big choice of cafes and restaurants along the promenade, catering for all kinds of tastes and budgets. The fact you’ll find plenty of locals eating out here too is always a good sign.
Watersports: The curving blue Ixia Bay is a favourite with windsurfers and other water sports fanatics but there are plenty of quieter spots too if you just fancy a day on the beach or a quick paddle.
Language: The official language in Ixia is Greek.
Currency: They use the Euro (€) in Ixia.
Local time: Two hours ahead of the UK.
Fly to: Rhodes International Airport (RHO) is located about a 15 minute drive from Ixia.
Flight time from UK: Just under four hours.
Tourist Information: Discover more information about Ixia at http://www.rodosisland.gr/.
Visa & Health: Visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece before you travel to find out more information and advice on visas and health for holidays to Ixia.
Temperature: Summers are long and hot, with average high temperatures reaching 28˚C.
Best time to visit Ixia: Enjoy All Inclusive deals to Ixia when the weather really starts to warm up in April and May, though winters are also mild. The high summer season is between July and early September, which is when you’ll get the hottest weather and the best chance for a tan. There’s plenty of reliable sunshine throughout the summer, with little chance of rainfall, and evenings are still warm enough with an average temperature of around 20˚C.
By taxi: So close to Rhodes Town and the airport, taxis are a good way to get around when staying in Ixia. Fares are controlled so they won’t set you back too much and drivers are usually friendly and helpful.
By hire car: There are a number of places you can hire cars in Rhodes. Pick one up at the nearby airport and they’re a great way to get around and see more of the island.
By bus: Ixia is well connected to Rhodes Town, the airport and other major resorts by bus, although the resort itself is small enough to walk around.
By boat: The ferry port at Rhodes Town is well connected to several other nearby islands, including Kos and the beautiful Symi, which is well worth a day trip to see the historic harbour.
For Greek culture: A 10 minute drive away is the traditional village of Trianda where there’s a summer long festival of dance, music and art exhibitions that culture vultures will love.
For medieval atmospheres: The ancient old town of Rhodes is the perfect place to celebrate the island’s rich medieval past. Each year, the Medieval Rhodes Festival transports you back in time to the Middle Ages.
For flowers: The annual flower festival takes place in May, when Rhodes Town bursts into life with a spectacular display of colour at the Mandraki Harbour.