Pula pula pula!
Pula, Croatia is a gorgeous and quiet beach town on the north-western coast. There is a cheap HI hostel right on the beach ( best beach in town, even the locals come to the hostel beach) and they have everything you need right there. There is tons to do in the sourrounding areas as well, including scuba diving, hiking, biking, horse riding, ect ect ect. The town is ancient with an old ampitheater and some other cool old stuff. I would highly recommend this place it is really nice. PLUS you can get a ferry to just about anywhere from Pula..venice, split, ect. Really cool place, come here if you can!