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. 

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. That is why the Greece tour is perfect for history lovers too. 

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

Caírete (Hello in Greek language) or Kalimera(Good Morning)

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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. 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.

Glorious Greece Tour in 12 days – Greece Itinerary – Greece Trip Planning

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 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 and hence it tops the list of Greece itineraries and Greece tours.

 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. Mykonos is one 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.

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, a 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

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 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 a 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 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 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 the next day see all monasteries and return back 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

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

Shopping – Greek sandals made of authentic leather, Greek-style 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-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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  1. Wow, your photos are stunning!! I love that Greece isn’t just beautiful, it’s so culturally rich.

  2. As a history buff, I would love to visit Greece one day. There are literally thousands of years of history to discover. But with photos like the ones you have, it would be hard to pass up some relaxing time in the islands. Plus, I would absolutely have to see those monasteries.

  3. So many beautiful pictures! I love the dichotomy between the white buildings of Santorini and the historical ruins. Greece is on my short list of places to visit in the next year or two.

  4. I have been wanting to go to Greece for AGES! Athens, for all the historical stuff, and of course some of the islands because they’re just so darn pretty. Will revisit this whenever I get there!

  5. I want to visit Greece so bad, but don’t have time (and money) this year haha! Your photos look so lovely also. I love Santorini most in this list 🙂

  6. That monastery is my dream! Well Greece as a whole is a dream, I can’t believe it’s one place I’ve never yet been to. What a compact introduction to Greece it made me just realise that Greece has a lot more to it than just the main islands I’ve heard or seen so much about.

  7. Greece is an amazing adventure as they are so tourist friend and it is rich in history and mythology, loved this post and need to visit there again as your picture are so beautiful and enticing.

  8. You have to add Milos to that list. It is so underrated and more beautiful than many on that list! Check out Sarakiniko beach, that’s heaven on earth on Milos island! We sure have to go to many you mentioned though!

  9. My friends went to Mykonos last summer and they really enjoyed renting out atvs. I would love to do that one day. seems like a great way to be able to explore some hidden spots on the island. And when I do go island hopping I’ll be sure to take your suggestion of 2 days per island

    1. For two days you can go to Paradise Beach, Super Paradise Beach, Sunset point near Lighthouse, Ornos Beach, Walk around Matoyianni Street, Kato Milli Windmills, Little Venice walk, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Paraga Beach all can be done in two days but if you add more then you can relax more in blue waters and clean sands

  10. What a really lovely place Greece is. All your photos are just beautiful. One day I hope to get there and see and experience the beauty and culture of Greece first hand.

  11. Greece has been so high up on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. And your post has ignited that fire in me again! I absolutely love your photos, and thank you for all the fantastic tips. The Ancient Ruins looks amazing…and ohhhh that blue that surrounds all the islands!

  12. Greece is on my list for a lot of reasons, some of them being history, food and beaches! Loved your pics, thanks for sharing all the tips to travel around!

  13. This is a great list! I would definitely love to visit all these places. Mykonos is definitely my favorite. It is a paradise and the weather is beautiful. It would be nice to explore this place by riding a motorbike.

  14. I suppose you can love a country even without ever going there. For me that would be the case with Greece. I love the climate, the architecture, the food and those amazing blue and white colours that are so uplifting! That would be a treat for me as a photographer! Thanks for sharing

  15. I have never been to Athens or any other towns in Greece! The scenery is just beautiful when looking at the pictures! The castle on that hill is awesome! Must be a trek to get up to it though!

  16. Thanks for nicely summing up everything that Greece has to offer. Of course for me Greece requires no selling. We all have come across too many Greek philosophers and other luminaries during our education and surely their country must be worth a visit.

  17. Blue and white- can there be any better combination? Add to it the pristine beaches. I can’t ask for anything more. And the final icing on the cake is the windmills. I wouldn’t mind going to Mykonos and stay there forever.

  18. Santorini is the Island I’d love to visit, I would take one of the ferries you mentioned. Interesting to learn about Delphi, the UNESCO site, I’ve added it to my list. You took some wonderful photos of the mainland and Islands of Greece.

  19. Beautiful photographs! I love the contrasts of Greece – from the old cities and ancient ruins to the perfect beaches and islands. So much to discover. I hope I get to explore it all soon!

  20. Greece is the perfect Instagram country! I wonder how it’s fares now compared to
    Pre financial crisis. One day I’ll make it and see all the indigo blue seas

  21. Greece has been on my bucket list since I was a little girl and learned about Greek Gods! All of its history and architecture just amazes me! I love how you gave such an in depth look at different parts of the area. A lot of the places I have never heard of!

  22. I haven’t been to Greece yet but its very much in my wishlist! I want to visit both Athens for its history and heritage and the islands as well for their beauty!
    The Metcora monastery looks absolutely stunning! What a landscape!!!

  23. This post can’t come at a better time, I have just started planning my own Greece holiday this summer and this is so helpful. I will be using this to help plan my itinerary. Gorgeous photos!

  24. Havent been to Greece yet, but your pictures are inspiring me to travel. I can only imagine, how beautiful the islands of Santorini and Mykonos are, as even though the pictures look amazing, they do not capture the entire beauty.
    Would love to visit the Acropolis too. The feeling of visiting someplace, of which you have only read about and heard in your childhood, is a feeling unparalleled to anything.

  25. We are headed to Greece this summer and I just can’t wait! These colors – the history, the food. Can’t wait!!! Love the info here and I’ll be using it for our trip.

  26. Greece has never really been on my travel radar, but those blues and the coastal life seems so appealing to me now. You’ve captured the spirit of the region very well in this post.

  27. I didn’t think that there was room for another write up about visiting Greece in the blog world, but you showed me wrong!

  28. I’m so glad you highlighted the other stunning islands of Greece. Everyone always talks about Santorini (as it is super stunning). I would love to go around Mykonos for a glamorous experience. White sands, crystal clear waters and stunning houses with blue doors is high on my list. I’m also dying to go to Athens.

  29. Oh the lovely beaches of Greece. This is the stuff dreams are made up of. I am equally attracted towards history, which is why Athens appeals to me. Renting a motorbike seems like a good idea since I like to stop frequently for pictures.

  30. Thanks for sharing all of this information. We are taking a big family trip to Greece in summer 2018 and so I will share this post with my family when we are planning it on more detail

  31. What a trip! You did so many. I wish we knew you before to tell you to NOT miss Milos island. One of the most under rated ones of Greece with magical places like Sarakiniko – please check it. It’s AMAZING!

  32. When I lived in England as a child I always remember adults going on holiday in Greece and I have wanted to go ever since. It is still on my list to go someday. Your pictures are beautiful and make me want to go now! lol. Nice post!

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