Glorious Greece Tour in 12 Days – Greece Itinerary

Share it

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. 

The ancient and mystical land of Greece is heaven for history and archaeology lovers. Nature has blessed Greece with mountainous landscape also so that mountain lovers or trekkers also find it a perfect destination.

People of Greece are also full of warmth 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 and that is why food lovers find Greece very tempting.


Greece 12 days itinerary

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

  • Athens – Land at International airport – Take a flight to Santorini that evening – 1st day 
  • Santorini – 3 to 4 Days 
  • Santorini to Mykonos – By Blue star ferry
  • Mykonos – 3 days 
  • Mykonos to Athens by Ferry (in between hopping at islands) 
  • Stay in Athens – 2 days – Athens city tour 
  • Athens to Delphi / Meteora  – 1-night stay near Meteora.  CLICK HERE TO BOOK ATHENS TO DELPHI TOUR
  • Return back to Athens and night stay in Athens
  • Athens nearby attractions and fly back.
Caírete (Hello in Greek language) or Kalimera(Good Morning)

Medieval (2)

Glorious GreeceTrip can be divided into two parts

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

Top islands of Greece which are recommended on Glorious Greece Trip-

  1. Crete
  2. Mykonos
  3. Santorini
  4. Andros Island
  5. Rhodes
  6. Corfu
  7. Hydra
  8. Samos
  9. Skiathos
  10. Ithaca
  11. Syros
  12. Milos
  13. 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 for commuting to islands.  Also, people hire Luxury Charters to commute between the Greek Islands. Know about more Sailing Greece.

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

My itinerary for Glorious Greece Tour in 12 days –

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

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

The most famous island of Greece in the whole world because it is set amidst indigo colored Aegean Sea on volcanic rocks. As 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 amazing.

 Tip – Take Rent a Car for roaming 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 the windy island so lots of winds with waves on sandy beaches having crystal clear aquamarine waters.  Mykonos is known for beaches and streets with white houses with blue doors.

Here in Mykonos also rent a car to roam around the city.  Go 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 very less here. Also, you can rent quad bikes or motorbikes to move around.

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.

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. Rent 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

There are many archaeological sites, beaches, ports, modern city, the Olympic stadium, Parliament building, shopping centers, bars, Greek cafes, Plaka (old style shopping) 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


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 came here on pilgrimages to worship Apollo (god of light, prophecy, music, and healing) and to ask advice from the mythical Oracle. It is made up of the crumbling ruins of numerous temples, a theater, and stadium, dating from between the 8th century BC and 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 hilly drive. Mediterranean landscape with agriculture on hilly slopes with snow clad peaks in between. Picturesque and must visit drive way.


 One of the most beautiful place 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 of the 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, and to see all six monasteries, you need to spend at least one day in the area. The nearest town is Kalambaka for night stay. From Delphi go to Meteora have a night stay and on next day see all monasteries and return back to Athens which is a 4 to 5 hours drive.


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


LANGUAGE - Greek but most of the people understand English

Food - Mediterranean cuisine, feta cheese, seafood, Mousaka, Stuffed Tomatoes, Greek Salad.

Shopping - Greek sandals made of authentic leather, Greek-styled brass jewelry, olive handmade 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 styled Greek restaurant with Greek cuisine.


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

Read about Important and Interesting Facts about Glorious Greece Trip before booking for it by clicking here.

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....

mykonos painting

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

All photos are taken by me and use of photos without permission would result in legal action.

DISCLAIMER – The content of the blog is solely my views of a place or a thing. This is not to offend any class, religion, ethnicity or nation. My views can change from time to time. This blog may contain some advertisements or links to commercial products and for that, this site is not responsible after you click those advertisements.  We are the independent owner of this site and views expressed in this are our own. All photographs are owned by me.  There can be slight differences in distances, locations or some details for which I (owner) am not responsible.  This post may contain some affiliate links, means at no additional cost to you.  I will earn if you will click through affiliates and make a purchase



  1. This makes for a great guide for first timers to Greece – like me! I have long had Greece on my bucket list, and I love your intinery and how you have broken out each destination for a 3-day tour, giving you just enough time to get a taste. I think I wouldn’t change a thing.

  2. We had planned a 9 day trip to Greece last summer which didn’t come through. Seeing your itinerary would love to extend it by three days. And add Syros, Delphi & Mateora. A 2 day trip by car sounds exciting.

  3. This post has revived some really amazing memories from my own Greece trip a few years ago. I also visited Santorini and Mykonos, apart from Athens and I absolutely loved them. I wish to return though, and this time I want to make it to other islands such as Milos and Corfu. Also, some smaller, untouched islands would be nice. Its a good idea to rent a car in Santorini so that you can also visit the black sand beaches which are a little distance from the common places such as Fira and Oia.

    1. Not only islands but mainlands are also worth visiting. Try some new places in Greece mainlands too when you visit next time.

  4. I thought about going to Greece this year but I put it on the wait list. This is a great list! I see I have to check out multiple islands when I go. And see traditional Greek dance.

  5. Greece is a beautiful country and one I will be visiting soon so thanks for sharing this. Has helped me with things to do and how. The post gives details and the visuals compliments the story. I am looking forward to Athens and it’s history and the beaches of Santorini. Thanks fir sharing

    1. Yes, Greece is must visit country as it has lots of wonderful sights. If you need any insights then please feel to discuss me on that.

  6. Greece is definitely a bucket list destination for me, as I’m sure with most people! But you shown me that there is more to Greece than Athens, Santorini or Mykonos. I would love to visit Meteora and Delphi because of those amazing historical sites.

  7. What a great guide to greece- I loved your Delphi trip guide, it gave me so much new insight into the area! There is so much that visitors may miss because they are only going to the most popular places. I’d love to see all of the greek islands on your list, as well as some of the tiny and uninhabited ones. Can’t wait to see more of your travels!

  8. Greece is such a beautiful country with beautiful places, people and delicious food. I visited Greece last year and love it totally. We went to Mykonos, Santorini, Athen, Delphi and Meteora. Love the abundance of history they have. This post brought back so many memories from our trip.

  9. It feels like you’ve taken us with you with all the photos in this post! The archaeological remains of this beautiful lands holds a lot of value to our history as a civilization:D

  10. Greece needs no introduction but I loved these images. The sheer blue and white patterns on the Mediterranean shores look too beautiful to be true. And it has so much history and civilization attached to it that it becomes hard to resist.

  11. I haven’t visited Greece but it’s always on the top of my list. Hope that I can visit these beautiful islands one day. Santorini looks like a paradise, right?

  12. Santorini and Mykonos have been on my list since forever. I love your pictures and description of Athens too. Guess I will plan a week-long trip in 2018. Cheers!!

  13. We visited Athens, Mykonos and Santorini on a cruise a couple of years ago and it was a great way to get an overview and know where we’d like to return. I thought I’d love Santorini, but we ended up enjoying Mykonos much better!

  14. Greece is one of those places that I’ve been literally DYING to get to, but schedules and ticket prices haven’t really cooperated with me yet. My initial reaction to your opening line of “Why Greece” was “why not?” There are so many amazing things to experience, taste, smell, see…it’s really like one of those places that you have to try really hard to not have a good time!

  15. Everything about Greece looks so beautiful! Especially the water, it’s such a striking shade of blue. I’d love to visit Crete and eat lots of feta! Santorini has been on my list for a long time too, such a spectacular view with all those beautiful white buildings against the blue. Glorious indeed!

  16. I would love to go to Greece someday. Everything about it is so beautiful. I love the monastery on the cliff. I would definitely hike up the stairs to see that!

  17. We spent 2 weeks in Greece just last month. What a fabulous place. We saw a few things on your list – Delphi and Santorini but there is so much more to see. I would so love to go back.

  18. I really want to visit Greece. I have a uni friend who lives there and he always vacations on the Greek islands. I would particularly like to visit the monasteries of Meteora. Amazing!

  19. I have always wanted to go to Greece, but never had the chance. This is such a lovely photo compilation; uugh the wanderlust is strong. And such a great souvenir you have!

  20. I have not been to Greece yet. Your post makes me feel that Greece is the best getaway destination. There are so many things to do and see there. I do love going to the beach. I think Greece has a lot of mesmerizing beaches. Your painting looks nice. It is a good piece of remembrance that you can share with your loved ones.

  21. There are so many places to visit in Greece, and your photos totally capture them! We’ve been to Athens, which was not my favorite, and Santorini, where I’d love to spend a summer. That blue and white is breathtaking.

  22. This is a really informative post on Greece! Your pictures are stunning! The whites and blues are beautiful. I hope to go someday!

  23. Thanks for sharing a very informative post, great job. I would love to visit the islands so gorgeous and the views are outstanding.

  24. A comprehensive post – all the relevant info that we need to know about Greece. Love your photos! Thanks for sharing this post with us 🙂 Cheers.

  25. I have been fortunate enough to go to Corfu and it is definitely a beautiful place, the people are fantastic, the food is gorgeous. My mum and dad keep going to Rhodes as they love it there

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.