I'm going on my first trip to Europe fall of 2015 to Berlin and Prague. I am in the very early stages of planning my second trip, which I want to take in spring of 2016. Because the cities I'll be visiting this fall are inland, I want my spring trip to be along the coast and to experience some of the beaches of Europe. What comes to mind are Italy, Croatia and Greece.
I know there are lots of resources out there, but I need help/opinions/thoughts narrowing down my choices. Below are some of the criteria when I think of where I'd like to go. I appreciate your comments!
1) In 10 days I'd like to experience two to three cities/towns. (I'm not an on-the-go traveler).
3) I like the convenience of being close to major airports, but the feel of a small town. (Or a "big" small city.)
4) Beaches, beaches, beaches.