We fly into Catania late June 2017 to embark on a 6 week trip around Sicily, Southern Italy, Croatia and Santorini - feeling VERY excited and lucky. I understand Sicily is huge and advice is it's a 2 week destination, however I can only allocate 6 to 8 nights max. We want to see the Valley of the Temples, Realmonte, sample a few stunning beaches, experience Modica and Ragusa and Noto. We'll have a car. We'll need accomodation with a pool or very very close to a beach. Question is...which areas to stay in and for how long ? Should I be looking for 2 bases (3 nights each), the first around Modica maybe and the second around Agrigento ? I was hoping for one in-land base and one coastal base (so we experience a beautiful beach), am I on the right track and if we do a beach location for 3 nights, which southern beach town should I be thinking about ? thanks so much !