Springboard to Rhodes
Holidays in Ixia give you a chance to immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Greek island of Rhodes. It’s a pretty little town with an excellent choice of restaurants and traditional tavernas, bars playing live music and activities for more energetic visitors. The modern, purpose built buildings house some of the island’s best hotels, as well as shops and more.
Your trip here will centre around the golden sandy beach where you can choose to be as relaxed or active as you like. Watersports include kayaking and sailing, while there are large swathes of golden sands which make it perfect for a day spent soaking up the sun. At the beach there is a selection of bars and restaurants, each serving a unique menu of traditional Greek options, with international choices for fussier little ones. To take in the beautiful natural surroundings, the promenade is the perfect place for a scenic stroll.
When staying in Ixia you’ll be spoilt for choice for places to explore. At the top of Filerimos Hill, one of the oldest relics on the island can be found – the Doric temple. The Doric temple was dedicated to the Greek Gods Zeus and Athena Polias, you can literally walk among history as you explore this area and visit the nearby Ancient Stadium of Rhodes.
If you want to spend some time in Rhodes Town – the historical capital city of the island, it’s just a 15-minute drive away. Rhodes Town is full of ancient landmarks, and there certainly is a lot to see. If you just want to unwind and relax there are also plenty of restaurants, bars, and boutiques, perfect for foodies and shopaholics.
Book your luxury Ixia holiday with Sovereign and we’ll help you get the most from your time away. Speak to one of our Personal Travel Planners who are holiday making experts and will help you find the ideal hotel for your trip. Choose the Sheraton Rhodes Resort for its large complex filled with facilities, including six restaurants, a private beach, and three outdoor swimming pools. The Elite Suites Rhodes offers elegantly designed architecture, views of the sweeping golden bay below and an extensive spa and wellness centre.
The flight to Rhodes is around 3 hours 45 minutes from the UK.
Transfer time from Rhodes airport to Ixia is approximately 20 minutes.
Rhodes enjoys the most sunshine of any other Greek island – 300 days a year, in fact. Temperate springs and long, dry summers give you plenty of time to visit; the earlier months of the season suit sightseeing while the mid-summer months of July and August push 30°C – perfect for keen beach-goers. Even in the height of summer, the island’s cool winds take care of any humidity.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.