We have 8 weeks planned from May '14 and wish to fly from Sydney to Athens.
Although we are not "beach" people would like to visit Santorini and possibly some other islands.
We would then like to rent a vehicle outside of Athens (do not like driving in big cities) and then head up north to Croatia and onto Trieste for the final of the Gira d'Italia bike race.
We would be able to have 4 weeks doing this.
We are a couple of 60 year olds, fit and healthy, loving the outdoors but wanting to see the culture of the country.
We also don't mind train travel (did some of this in Italy).
In Europe, we have only visited Italy and France, but after Trieste, would cover parts of Italy we missed and then onto Germany (the month of June). (I will visit other forums for this part of the trip).
I would appreciate suggestions as to whether driving to Croatia is a good idea, knowing we have to cross other country borders.