Travel Blogs from Ixia
... 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. ...
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 ...
... in the museum we checked out both the museum shop and the cafe before deciding to head back into the town for the lunch. Even with knowing that the site was theoretically within walking distance, it still kind of struck me just how close the town was--like, you literally exited the site and were in town, basically.
Something random that I realized part-way through the day but can't remember when: I commented on the fact that I ...
... pretty big uninspiring city. We decided to move on so we headed towards Olympia. So no kalamata olive shopping in Kalamata. About a few hours before arriving it started to rain heavily. Driving in heavy rain isn’t fun but we made it to Olympia. We can’t believe we are here, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. We check into Hotel Ilis which is located in the main street and only 35 euro inc breakfast. Its a basic hotel but its fine and beds are ...
... and varied it’s hard to believe it could all be true. We encountered the first point on arrival, ie the complete lack of English spoken by our host. Now in the tourism industry I feel this might be a point of hindrance for any bourgeoning enterprise, but fortunately for us my ‘travel Greek’/charades skills were enough to get us through. On most counts I feel that the reviews were a tad unfair; I mean yes, it ...
Other places to stay in Ixia
100 Iraklidon Avenue, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $77
- Fantastic Hotel for a lovely Holiday
- Fantastic value for money!
- Spoil your self
Iliadon St, Ixia | 4 star hotelfrom $46
- Well kept hotel
- Very good hotel
- Wonderful week
Ialissou Avenue, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $19
Lalissou Ave., Ixia | 4 star hotelfrom $117
- Lovely relaxing holiday
- Very disappointing!
- Vacation in Rhodes
Ialyssos Avenue, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $111
175, Iraklidon Str., Ixia | 4 star hotelfrom $108
- Could not do enough!
- Pleasant hotel
- Tre stelle e greco
Ialyssos Avenue, Ixia | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Ixia Beach, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $101
- Fantastic Holiday
- Terrible for children
- Great holiday!
Iraklidon Avenue, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $141
65 Sotiros Street, Ixia | 2 star hotelfrom $32
66 Sotiros, Ixia | 3 star hotelfrom $41
PO Box 4101, Ixia | 4 star hotelfrom $94
- Nice to be home!
- My best hotel yet
101, Iraklidon Ave, Ixia | 3 star hotelfrom $37
28 Ialissos Ave, Ixia | 4 star hotelfrom $62
Ixia | 4 star hotelfrom $79
- Hated the Oceanis
- Excellent hotel with great facilities
- Great Hotel
100 Iraklidon Avenue, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $93
Ixia | Hotel
- Pine Trees Aka Ritz
- Fantastic, could not recommend enough!!!
- Loved Pine Trees!
Ixia beach, Ixia | 4 star hotelfrom $75
Iliados Street, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $139
84 Irakleidon Ave, Ixia | 5 star hotelfrom $90