Travel Blogs from Ixia
... Katakolo. It was a tourist town, cruise ships come in and buses take tourists to Olympia. So tomorrow we'll get there somehow because the locals are saying two cruise ships come in tomorrow! Ancient Olympia at last! Run the 200m in Olympia, well almost coz it's only 180 metres. The athletes came in through a tunnel . . . mmm looks like a familiar idea. The temple of Zeus that housed ...
... of the Olympic Games listening to Costas history as we went. The place is humble like the very small town found around the site but it is still a great place to see. The students undertook a race down the stadium field and back. It was a great day. We then had a nice lunch in the town and then travelled to catch the ferry. ...
This morning, the Captain shoehorned us into a very small dock in Katakalon in the Peloponnese in western Greece. We had a sleep-in this morning and after a nice breakfast, we jumped on a coach for the 30 minute journey to Olympia - the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games. We entered the site and followed the guide who talked us through all the different piles of stones and rubble that used to be the ancient Olympic village. It had been ...
We awoke at the beautiful Camping Alphios overlooking Olympia and after a quickish ( for us) breakfast set off down the hill for the archaeological ruins of ancient Olympia. We were surprised by how quit it was with only 1 tour bus parked in the campground and when we arrived t the ticket office there was no queue. Ticket prices were very reasonable and the kids were free - as they are for all of Greece's archaeological ruins. The site is just amazing. Firstly it is set along ...
... hungry to go all the way down, and just went back to the bus for lunch (it had also started drizzle/raining by then). Soon enough the rest of the groups showed up and we headed to our final destination (sounds ominous, doesn't it?) : Olympia!
To get out we went through one of the ancient gateways, though I can't remember exactly what it was called. One problem: a large block of stone from said gate had moved further ...
Other places to stay in Ixia
100 Iraklidon Avenue, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $134
- Fantastic Hotel for a lovely Holiday
- Fantastic value for money!
- Spoil your self
Iliadon St, Ixia | 4 star hotelfrom $66
- Well kept hotel
- Very good hotel
- Wonderful week
Ialissou Avenue, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $34
Lalissou Ave., Ixia | 4 star hotelfrom $149
- Lovely relaxing holiday
- Very disappointing!
- Vacation in Rhodes
Ialyssos Avenue, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $169
175, Iraklidon Str., Ixia | 4 star hotelfrom $128
- Could not do enough!
- Pleasant hotel
- Tre stelle e greco
Ialyssos Avenue, Ixia | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Ixia Beach, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $105
- Fantastic Holiday
- Terrible for children
- Great holiday!
Iraklidon Avenue, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $141
65 Sotiros Street, Ixia | 2 star hotelfrom $39
66 Sotiros, Ixia | 3 star hotelfrom $46
PO Box 4101, Ixia | 4 star hotelfrom $162
- Nice to be home!
- My best hotel yet
101, Iraklidon Ave, Ixia | 3 star hotelfrom $42
28 Ialissos Ave, Ixia | 4 star hotelfrom $95
Ixia | 4 star hotelfrom $120
- Hated the Oceanis
- Excellent hotel with great facilities
- Great Hotel
100 Iraklidon Avenue, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $398
Ixia beach, Ixia | 4 star hotelfrom $78
Ixia | Hotel
- Pine Trees Aka Ritz
- Fantastic, could not recommend enough!!!
- Loved Pine Trees!
Diogenis 3, Ixia | Hotelfrom $31
14 Triopa Street, Ixia | Hotelfrom $75
Iliados Street, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $153
84 Irakleidon Ave, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $125