I will be visiting Greece in mid-July 2015 with my wife. We recently got married last year. We have a total of 10-12 days to spend in Greece. The places we have narrowed down so far are Athens, Delphi, Mykonos and Santorini. And also Rhodes and Crete. We are not much into visiting historical ruins but would surely pay visit to the most famous ones (like Achropolis in Athens). We want to spend more of the days on beaches (romantic) doing adventure sports (as many as possible), some local shopping and other sight seeing. We have also heard that The Pelion, The Sporades and Evvia, and the Samaria Gorge are places to consider. Any other places would be surely a welcome! We are looking for 3-4 star hotels to stay put.
We are not sure of the route to take.. start from where.. end where.. stay in which places and make day trips to which of them.. to take ferries or domestic flights. We want to cover as many places as possible.. the trip becoming a little hectic is not an issue. Its the first time we are visiting Europe and want to make the most of it. So we need all the help that we can get!
I am a new traveller. Please help the max you can!
Thanks all in advance!