Glorious Greece Tour in 12 Days – Greece Itinerary

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Why Greece – Miles and miles of indigo and aquamarine-colored coastline with crystal clear waters and countless islands with virgin sandy beaches having volcanic rocks.  The typical Mediterranean climate makes Greece a perfect destination for tourists.  Let’s go for a Glorious Greece Tour in 12 Days – Greece Itinerary with the best places to visit in Greece. 

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Greece’s ancient and mystical land is heaven for history and archaeology lovers. Nature has also blessed Greece with a mountainous landscape so that mountain lovers or trekkers find it a perfect destination. That is why the Greece tour is ideal for history lovers too. 

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Greece’s people are also warm, talkative, and welcoming.  Different styles of white houses with colored doors on narrow streets are peculiarities of Greece.  Greek food is also famous for its uniqueness, so food lovers find Greece very tempting.


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My Greece Itinerary -> Athens – Santorini – Mykonos – Athens – Delphi/Meteora – Athens 

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Glorious Greece Tour in 12 Days – Greece Itinerary – Two parts

  1. Mainlands Tour in Greece (Athens, Delphi & Meteora)
  2. Islands Tour

Top islands of Greece which are recommended on Glorious Greece Tour – Greece Itinerary

  1. Crete
  2. Mykonos
  3. Santorini
  4. Naxos. – There are many unique nearby islands boat tours from Naxos.
  5. Andros Island
  6. Rhodes
  7. Corfu
  8. Hydra
  9. Samos
  10. Skiathos
  11. Ithaca
  12. Syros
  13. Milos
  14. Kimolos

How to go to the Islands from international airports?

Many cruises, ships, and local airplanes take you there. We took Ryan Air, Blue Star Ferry, and Super Jet to commute to the islands.  Also, people hire Luxury Charters to commute between the Greek Islands. Know about Sailing Greece.

We covered Santorini, Mykonos, and Syros.  Beautiful islands and recommended stay is 2 nights each on each island to enjoy beaches and town sidewalks with sunsets and explore each and every corner of the island. Know more about the cost to travel to Greece. Know more about Backpaking Greece – a complete guide.

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My Itinerary -> Athens – Santorini – Mykonos – Athens – Delphi/Meteora – Athens

SANTORINI – 3 Days | Glorious Greece Tour in 12 Days – Greece Itinerary

The most famous island of Greece in the whole world because it is set amidst the indigo-colored Aegean Sea on volcanic rocks. It is hilly, so the houses are nicely patterned up and down, forming a beautiful landscape. All the white houses have a view of blue waters and hills as they are on top of rocks.  Sunset from Santorini is impressive, and hence it tops the list of Greece itineraries and Greece tours.

 Tip – Take Rent a Car to roam around on the whole island.

Things to see in Santorini | Glorious Greece Tour in 12 Days – Greece Itinerary

  • Old churches with blue domes
  • Red Beach,
  • Black Beach,
  • Oia(famous for sunsets) town,
  • Fira town(more lively area),
  • Akrotiri(prehistoric sites and beautiful driveway).

MYKONOS – 3 Days | Glorious Greece in 12 Days – Greece Itinerary

Greece’s most glamorous island destination is Mykonos.

Mykonos is also known as a windy island, so many winds with waves on sandy beaches have crystal clear aquamarine waters.  Mykonos is known for its beaches and streets with white houses with blue doors.

Here in Mykonos also rent a car to roam around the city.  Going to beaches and parking is not an issue as on the islands you can park on the side of a road because the population is significantly less here. Also, you can rent quad bikes or motorbikes to move around. Mykonos is one of the best places to visit in Greece. Therefore it should be included in your Greece tours. 

Things to see in Mykonos | Glorious Greece Tour in 12 Days – Greece Itinerary

  • Little Venice,
  • Windmills,
  • Waking in the town(must)
  • Top Beaches of Mykonos – Paradise, Super Paradise, Lia, Elia, Paraga, Platis Gialos, Psarou.


Syros – Beautiful island while going towards Athens from Mykonos.

Naxos – There are many beautiful islands near Naxos. Naxos is the Cycladic capital island.

GREECE MAINLANDS tour during Glorious Greece Tour in 12 Days

We visited Athens, Delphi, and Meteora. Delphi and Meteora are 2 days trip from Athens with an overnight stay near Meteora by road. Renting a car is an option, or many tour operators are available from Athens who take you there.

HISTORICAL ATHENS | Glorious Greece Tour in 12 Days – Greece Itinerary

Many archaeological sites, beaches, ports, a modern city, the Olympic stadium, the Parliament building, shopping centers, bars, Greek cafes, and Plaka (old-style shopping) are to be visited. Many Hop on Hop Off buses runs in the city, which is a great option, and Athens can be covered in 2 days. Stay near Acropolis for old-style city life and if a modern style of staying, then stay near Parliament or University area.

Things to see in Historical Athens | Glorious Greece Tour in 12 Days – Greece Itinerary

  • Parthenon
  • Acropolis
  • Erechtheion
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  • Agora of Athens
  • Plaka Street
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Hephaestus Temple
  • Syntagama Square
  • Beaches & Harbor of Athens
  • Evenings of Athens.

Delphi – Meteora Tour from Athens | Glorious Greece Tour in 12 Days – Greece Itinerary

Read about the complete tour to Delphi and Meteora from Athens.


On the Greek mainland, Delphi is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built on the lower slopes of Mount Parnassus, overlooking a dramatic ravine, the site was sacred to the ancients, who went on pilgrimages to worship Apollo (god of light, prophecy, music, and healing) to ask advice from the mythical Oracle. It comprises the crumbling ruins of numerous temples, a theater, and a stadium, dating from the 8th century BC to the 2nd century AD.

Nearby stands the Delphi Museum Archaeological Museum, displaying an impressive collection of finds from the site. Delphi lies 180 kilometers northwest of Athens. While going to Delphi from Athens via Archova beautiful drive is there because of the hilly drive. Mediterranean landscape with agriculture on hilly slopes with snow-clad peaks in between. Picturesque and must-visit driveway.


 One of the most beautiful places to see in Greece has to be the Thessaly Plain, where rocky outcrops are capped by the centuries-old monasteries of Meteora. On the UNESCO World Heritage list, six monasteries are open to the public. You need to climb up several stone steps carved into the rocks to reach each monastery, and inside, you’ll find flickering candles, religious icons, frescoes, and burning incense. Opening hours vary; to see all six monasteries, you must spend at least one day in the area.

The nearest town is Kalambaka for a night stay. From Delphi, go to Meteora, have a night stay, see all monasteries the following day, and return to Athens, which is a 4 to 5 hours drive. Meteora should not be missed in your Greece trip itinerary.


GENERAL INFORMATION FOR Glorious Greece Tour in 12 Days – Greece Itinerary

  • LANGUAGE – Greek, but most people understand English
  • Mediterranean cuisine, feta cheese, seafood, Mousaka, Stuffed Tomatoes, and Greek Salad.
  • Shopping – Greek sandals made of authentic leather, Greek-style brass jewelry, handmade olive soaps, pumice stones from natural volcanic rocks, handmade cotton white colored clothes, some precious stones, olive products, strawberries, and all-natural handmade cosmetics.

Dance and Music – Enjoy Greek dance and music in an old tavern-style Greek restaurant with Greek cuisine.


Most famous International Airport – Athens(Capital of Greece).

As an artist, I get inspired by my travel to paint something so after coming from Glorious Greece Trip, I painted Mykonos Town. Have a Look…. I hope you loved reading about the Glorious Greece Tour in 12 Days – Greece Itinerary and would soon plan your Greece Trip with some of the best places to visit in Greece in your bucket list itinerary.

mykonos painting

So, until then KEEP TRAVELING……………… KEEP EXPLORING……………………………………………………

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