I'm starting to think about a short trip next spring. When we go to Europe we usually try to go for 3-4 weeks, but that's not in the cards this time. We think the best we'll be able to manage is 2 weeks. It'll probably be the last 2 weeks in May. I assume the weather is generally nice at that time of year, and it's before the worst of the crowds start. We don't like crowds. Prefer to be away from cruise ship ports. Not big on wild partying and nightlife. Like quiet places, ancient ruins, all the usual stuff
We haven't been to that end of Europe before, but loved Italy (heh, well who doesn't?) and other Mediterranean areas.
I was thinking maybe Greece (just a day for Athens, maybe another day for the Pelopenicantspellthatdamn Peninsula, then off to the Greek Islands). But Turkey is so close....and I'd be tempted to try and do some Turkey (Can't miss Ephesis and then Istanbul too), but I worry that with 2 weeks that might be unrealistic. Then again, Croatia and Slovenia sound lovely ("like Italy 20 years ago") and may be more realistic for just 2 weeks.
Ack. I've never hard such a hard time deciding on a trip.