Walking through the traditional white-washed houses with their azure-domed roofs and brightly coloured bougainvilleas, set on a volcanic cliff-edge overlooking the blue Aegean Sea. It is the perfect picture of what most of us envision when we dream of our travel to Greece.
We’re here to assist you in realizing your goal! Enjoy the most romantic of sunsets as you stroll down the scenic slopes of the mysterious ancient Caldera… a mesmerizing Santorini landmark.
Enjoy your supper with a glass of local wine in one of the restaurants or cafes suspended above the Aegean, taking in the beautiful view. While immersing in the metropolitan ambiance, discover the charm of traditional villages. Learn about the island’s history by visiting the great archaeological sites and museums. Fantasy merges with reality on this most fashionable island, come live the dream.
The best of Santorini in a nut-shell…If you are visiting Santorini by cruise ship, you can rely on us for an unforgettable experience ranging from mini private tours around the most important landmarks, sights and monuments of the island to a tour around the island’s rare volcanic beaches in order to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. We will make sure you will make the most out of your limited time on the island by having a great time on the diverse island of Santorini.
Air-conditioned and non-smoking mini buses guarantee comfortable private tours. All our local tour guides speak fluent English, have acute knowledge of the island’s history and they are here to present you the local way of life and how it has been shaped and moulded through time. Santorini offers numerous places of interest which are unique in their own way and definitely worth visiting. Contact us in Golden Ibex and provide us the details regarding your arrival, the number of participants and basic interests… we will organize a private tour that appeals to your needs and tastes; a private tour you will always remember! Because we’ll not only guide you through some of the most charming, hidden corners of Santorini, but we will also shed new light on the most famous spots.
When cruise ships arrive in Santorini, they usually dock in the open near the Volcano, and our tourists are taken by tender to either Athinios or Old Port. This occurs because the main port is not deep enough to accommodate large cruise ships.
However, approaching the island aboard a smaller sailboat, on the other hand, is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! Those who book a Santorini tour through a cruise line are taken to Athinios port, the island’s principal port (20 minutes drive from Fira). The Old Port offers an entirely different experience. You can get to Fira by donkey (yep, you read that correctly) or cable car in 3 minutes maximum.
Taking the traditional route of donkey riding is fascinating and provides a look into the past. Please keep in mind that donkeys do not transport you all the way up and that you will have to walk a little distance to reach Fira’s center. According to the Golden Ibex team, the cable car is the safest and quickest method to the town center. Your private tour guide will be waiting for you at the cable car exit to begin your chosen excursion and assist you in living the ultimate Santorini experience.
Golden Ibex Tours does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions cancelled for ‘force majeure’ reasons or reasons beyond control. If cancellation happens due to personal or business reasons and Golden Ibex Tours has already incurred costs on your behalf, these costs will be transferred to you.
Cancellation Policy. 5 days before it starts for a 50% refund of the deposit, with no refunds after that. The service fee is non-refundable.