We are traveling to Portugal in early September and trying to determine the best itinerary. We will be renting a car and probably arriving to Lisbon. We are far more interested in the quaint towns ad villages than big cities. We were considering spending 2 night in Lisbon and then driving to Evora and spending two nights there. We were then thinking about traveling down to the Algarve and spending 4 night exploring that region. I've been reading some other reviews from folks who didn't like the algarve because of how touristy it's become and how crowded - but the area looks so amazingly beautiful and there appear to be charming small towns/villages to visit. We welcome any recommendations...particularly those that take us off the beaten track!