Pick your plot
A string of pretty beaches run along the seafront at Ixia. Some parts are sandy, while some are shingle, so you’re sure to find a stretch that’s just right for you. A gentle breeze fans the waves around the northern tip of the island, making this a very popular spot with windsurfers.
History on the hill
The nearby Hill of Filerimos is home to an impressive selection of archaeological attractions, including the remains of an ancient temple dedicated to Zeus. It’s about a 6km walk from Ixia but well worth the hike – especially when you turn around and see the views across the Aegean Sea to Turkey.
Stroll into Rhodes Town
If you enjoy a good walk, you can reach Rhodes Town in less than an hour on foot, taking in the local beaches and countryside along the way. Once you’re there, you’ll find medieval forts to explore as well as cobbled streets lined with boutiques, cafés and restaurants.