Springboard to Rhodes
The small but perfectly formed resort of Ixia is purpose-built to please, sitting up in the north-west of Rhodes. A little resort that’s big on luxury, Ixia’s string of shingle beaches are lined by a much-strolled esplanade, with a sea breeze that makes this a popular spot for watersports like windsurfing.
In the evenings, Ixia’s ambience picks up as the waterfront bars and restaurants fill, while the busier nightlife of Rhodes Town is never far away (a 10-minute drive, to be exact).
The ideal base for exploring, Ixia puts you within easy reach of the ruins of the Acropolis of Ialysos, which lie on top of Mount Filerimos. Here, you'll find remains of a temple, a 14th-century church, and Byzantine fortifications to fill days of sightseeing.
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.