Travel Blogs from Ixia
The port of Katakolon, Greece was our last stop on our cruise. We booked an excursion called "Ancient Olympia and Archeological Museum with Shopping in Olympia Town", which seemed pretty promising. However, sadly our day in Olympia was pretty terrible and left us feeling as though we missed out on the Greek experience we had been hoping to obtain there.
Our tour guide was the first problem. He was an older gentleman who was ...
... than a solid wall. Onwards aross the magnificent bridge which crosses the Corinthian bay from Rion to Antirion and a quick photo stop at the other end. A stop at 5pm for afternoon tea at Clovine Beach on the coast of the Ionian Sea, on through the town of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and up an incredible zig zag road to Delphi for dinner and overnight stay at HotelAmalia - this one deserves it's 5 star status. Superb on all fronts, views and food particularly.
Amy and I went for breakfast and joined a nice Melbourne couple John and Tanya. Then early lunch in buffet and off on our tour Bus no 14. We drove for 40 mins and the countrtside looked very poor with dusty yards and piles of rubbish in places. Upon arrival at Olmpia our guide showed us around the original site of the Olympic Games. Saw ...
... the remains of a sculpture at the entrance that is nothing but the bust of a man and it is a big as I am so I can only imagine the size it would have been complete.
There are two sculptures that really stand out for me. The first one is of the goddess Nike. Nike is known as the Winged Goddess of Victory. Although not fully intact is is in surprisingly good condition and is a wonder to ...
... Happy Donuts Hour.
We had a half-hour or so to wander over to the museum (giving extra time for Karavas' group, of course). The museum was really cool and full of artifacts that I hadn't seen the like of before. The statuary galleries were laid out in the best way possible, I think, given the space constraints of the building and the ideas that were prevalent in the museum world at the time of the exhibits' planning.
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