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Occupying a spot on the northern tip of Rhodes, Ixia packs a real punch as a summer holiday destination. A high flyer when it comes to watersports opportunities, windsurfers will be in love with the conditions that this part of the shoreline provides, while the resort itself offers a laid-back lifestyle that lives up to its reputation.
While it may be a purpose-built Greek resort, Ixia is just a stone's throw away from the more rustic vibrancy of Rhodes Town, a mere 5km down the road. Whether you're looking for true relaxation or the opportunity to explore more of Greece and its islands, Ixia holidays are tailor made for you.
This magnificent hill overlooks the nearby village of Tiranda and is the area's most archaeologically significant site - and a must if you're a lover of history and culture. While many people who venture skywards choose to do so in a taxi, others may prefer the challenge of the steep climb. Regardless of how you get to the Roman temple ruins, a Byzantine monastery and some sensational panoramic views await.
Why limit your holiday to Greece and Rhodes when Marmaris in Turkey is a mere day trip away? Rhodes is exceptionally close to the Marmaris coast and there are plenty of boat rides that can grant all of your Turkish desires. Spend the day exploring this bustling city ' be sure to pass by the Grand Bazaar and try your hand at haggling, there are plenty of fantastic bargains to be had if you're brave enough to barter!
Just 20 minutes from Ixia, you will find a fun-filled and adrenaline-fuelled waterpark right in the heart of vibrant Faliraki. Slide down the Space Bowl or sit back and watch as your kids get to grips with intense water cannons, simply hop on the free shuttle from Rhodes Town and you will be having waterpark fun in no time!
Lose yourself in the streets of Rhodes Town
The UNESCO listed capital of Rhodes, Rhodes Town, is home to a labyrinth of streets to lose yourself in. Peruse the countless boutiques and shops, stop at one of the tavernas that line the lanes, or just immerse yourself in the various cultural attractions that this beautiful city possesses - like the Acropolis of Rhodes and the iconic Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, which overlooks the picturesque harbour.
Windsurf on Ixia Beach
The sea conditions in Ixia may not be the best for young swimmers, but what the area does excel in is windsurfing opportunities. Take to the board and learn a few moves during the morning, when the seas are slightly calmer, or if you're already experienced and after a challenge, head for the waves a little later in the day when the winds pick up.
Plunge into an Underwater Safari
Strap an air tank on your back, don a pair of flippers and see what the sea is home to beneath the calming ripples. Whether you're a complete newbie or an accomplished diver, the underwater safaris available in the Bay of Kalithea, just north of Faliraki, will accommodate you.
A purpose-built resort with all the mod cons, Ixia has something to suit everyone's idea of a dream holiday. From the beautiful beaches to the warming seas, the ancient ruins and the vibrancy of Rhodes Town just down the road, with Ixia holidays, you're in the heart of it all.
Whether it's shopping that takes your fancy, or partying the night away in the plethora of bars and clubs in the city, Rhodes Town is a hotbed of activity from dawn till dusk and beyond. Mandraki harbour is a particularly quaint spot for a stroll, while the tavernas serving up local delicacies are a real treat to quench the hunger pangs.
Arm yourself with a cozzie and a cool pair of shades and head for Faliraki beach, before dancing the night away at the various venues that give clubbing capitals such as Malia and Ibiza a run for their money.
Nestled on the pristine coastline of Rhodes is an idyllic spot perfect for your dream break. With affordable Ixia package holidays from Direct Holidays, you can be enjoying your big fat Greek getaway in no time!