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 are here to help you materialize that dream! Stroll down the picturesque paths of the mysterious ancient Caldera and experience the most romantic of sunsets… a captivating Santorini landmark.
Experience the pleasure of enjoying your dinner with local wine in one of the restaurants or cafes, idly hanging above the Aegean, taking in the breathtaking view. Discover the charm of the traditional villages while taking in the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Explore the amazing archaeological sites and museums and learn all about the island’s fascinating history. 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 arriving in Santorini by cruise ships, they will normally anchor in the open just by the Volcano and our visitors are brought to either Athinios or Old port by tender. This happens due to the fact that the main port is not deep enough to accommodate big cruise ships. However, approaching the island on a smaller vessel is a unique experience in itself! Those who purchase a Santorini tour from a cruise line are brought to Athinios port, the main port of the island, (20 minutes drive from Fira). The Old port offers an altogether different alternative. With this option, you can reach Fira either by donkey (yes, you read correctly) or by the cable car in a mere 5 minutes for the latter.
Taking the traditional way of donkey riding is exciting and gives a glimpse of how things were in the old days. Please note however that donkeys do not take you all the way up and you will need to walk a small distance in order to reach the centre of Fira. The Golden Ibex team recommends the cable car as it is the safest and quickest way to the town centre. As soon as you reach the cable car exit, your private tour guide will be waiting for you to start your selected excursion and help you live 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.