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20-12-10, 12:42 PM #1
nikosg "Asics Ass boy" *****
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so i just booked my ticket to Greece and fully payed for it today!! so excited.

going to be in Europe from June 26th till October 1st! nice big holiday for myself.

Was wondering if i could get some advice on places to go/things to do/ that you guys have experienced or what not...

Plan at the moment is to Arrive in Athens, spend about a month in Greece then fly to Barcelona, and work all the way back through yet-to-be-determined countries for my flight home from Athens. Any must-do's along the way?! festivals/major events etc....

thanks for the help!!

20-12-10, 01:16 PM #2
Squeaky Squeaky-supe-lovin-French-hating Dutchie *****
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It would be easier if you could mention the countries you will be visiting.

20-12-10, 01:19 PM #3
Big J Always minds the cairds... *****
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Think it's pretty open ended, hence the request for advice.

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20-12-10, 02:19 PM #4
Squeaky Squeaky-supe-lovin-French-hating Dutchie *****
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On your way to Scotland, visit me in Holland. We can meet and visit one of our great coffeeshops Laughing

20-12-10, 02:32 PM #5
nikosg "Asics Ass boy" *****
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well thats it... im not going to have strict plans... just sort of get here a certain date, be there a certain date....
now im just trying to do as much research to see what countries i should spend the most time in/(yes what countries to go)where to go/ major events i should hit up in that time...
you make an enticing argument big J!!! and the weather is shithouse yeh? awesome.... Wink

20-12-10, 02:46 PM #6
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All depends on your budget and interests mate, and also when/if you'll come back, if you have 2 months after Athens and want to cram as much as you can in, I'd just go for some of the major cities - Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin (Herzo maybe), Amsterdam, Ibiza (if you want a party week), Paris, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, Milan, Rome, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki to name but a few Wink

Festivals are normally sold out ridiculously quick/early, but you might get lucky.

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20-12-10, 02:52 PM #7
nikosg "Asics Ass boy" *****
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well id rather spend a bit more time and do less countries (but more within them) than just trying to do everything at once. My main places i want to hit are Spain for at least two weeks (after Greece) and probably Germany/amsterdam/italy... i may not make it up to the UK and Paris might save that for another time. But yeh, im open to suggestions, recommendations, personal experiences etc. Very Open minded at this stage Smile

20-12-10, 03:03 PM #8
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Went Berlin a few years ago t'is a quality city, specially in the summer, shill out in the city bars, quite a good night life as well, and loads of war history and stuff, and Nurnberg is the nearest major city to Herzo if you want to go check out the home of adidas.
Amsterdam is pretty sweet to for the obvious coffee shop reasons as well as some more cultural shizzle - van gogh, ann frank, heinieken factory.
Barcelona's got camp nou and Italy has got plenty of things to see.

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20-12-10, 03:43 PM #9
Squeaky Squeaky-supe-lovin-French-hating Dutchie *****
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If you're going to Spain, Madrid is a very cool city.

When visiting Holland, the festival 'Lowlands' (end of August) is definately worth a visit. It sells out really quick but you can allways try and buy some tickets on our local marketplace.
Amsterdam is nice if you have never visited it before. Nice shopping, coffeeshops, red light district Wink

20-12-10, 04:07 PM #10
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niko.. get in! mate...love a european tour...lol
I will post later when i have time.. but youre coming at a busy time of year for festivals/partys, hope ya got deep pockets, lol.. but quickly, yeah Barcelona has to be on the hit list, London, obviously. Berlin, and after my recent trip i can highly reccomend Poland, but more will follow....

20-12-10, 08:04 PM #11
olskool720 Supposedly retired Supe buyer *****
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I've heard that there are some really cool ancient Greek ruins and statues in Greece Wink

Never been to Europe, so can't help you out, sorry.

20-12-10, 08:34 PM #12
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riiiight...first up, "may not make it up to the UK?!?!?, said wot? its only a 2hr flight from Barcelona.
anyway you arrive end of june, so unfortunatly you will miss Sonar festival (Barcelona) but barcelona generally is a great city any time of year, they also got some good sneaker shops.
if your a bit hardcore, and like electronic music Monegros festival is up there as one of my all time favorites (normally mid july about 3 hours west of Barcelona, 22hr rave in the desert, dont wear ya good sneaks, they will get phucked up)
as mentioned above, Ibiza is also good for a week of caining it, not been myself yet as i prefer city's to holiday resorts.
Exit festival in serbia is also good 7th-10th july
the Garden festival in Croatia is on that same weekend (6th-13th, some mates went last year, said it was great)
Dance Valley in Amsterdam is well worth a visit thats on the 6th aug, can reccomend a stay in citizenM hotel.
other than the obvious dutch attractions (tulips and windmills) Awakenings also do good partys in a gas chamber just outside the city.
Berlin is really cool anytime of year, festival wise NatureOne 5th-7th august.
just recently went to Wroclaw in Poland, really nice city and a few universities so has good nightlife, apparently Krakow is just as nice.
London, you know you gotta. notting hill carnival at the end of august, SW4 festival on the saturday before carnival is a good warm up.
most of the big festivals in England sell out really fast, so you probably wont be able to get tickets while your over here, the european ones seem to be easier to get tickets last minute.
Italy has never really interested me, ive heard milan is nice.
Paris, hmmm , would be ok if it wasnt full of french. but if you like expencive, smelly places that are full of arrogant people then you'll love it.
I think you should do , Barcalona, London, Amsterdam, Berlin and one of the eastern european city's.
give yourself a few weeks in spain, a couple of weeks in England, long weekend in the Dam and a week in Berlin and a week in poland or latvia or summin.. if you book ahead travelling around europe is stupidly cheap, ive gone to berlin just for the night before, straight from the airport to the club, then cab at 8am and back to the airport, on a plane, and home in time for a sunday roast Wink
when you decide on what city's you want to visit we can all go into alot more detail on what should be seen and what should be avoided, cheap airlines, places to stay etc etc.

20-12-10, 09:20 PM #13
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I know alot of people who have been to Benicassim festival in Spain 14th -17th July, artic monkeys, primal scream so far on the list. But as for festivals just google it. I also know a few people that have been to the festival pukka mentioned in Serbia. Its right in the middle of a secluded forest with really good facilities. Compared too muddy fields n shitty toilets of a Uk festival. Amsterdam is a must of course. While in spain and fancying a bit of touristy stuff nip to Gibralter see the rock and the monkeys. Then you can get the boat over to Morocco. Whilst in greece try a bit of Island hopping the trade boats taking produce between Islands let you for dead cheap. As long as you dont mind sitting holding some fruit or bread. I did that in Greece it was really fun just exploring. Depending on time and how far and long you Island hop you can get day trips over to Turkey too, most peoples nightmare I can imagine. But it is quite interesting seeing the mosques and the bazzares.

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20-12-10, 10:15 PM #14
Squeaky Squeaky-supe-lovin-French-hating Dutchie *****
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The Greece Islands Crete and Kos are great if you're looking for a good party. Especially Crete! It's kinda like Ibiza I guess.

20-12-10, 10:29 PM #15
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Cool you are having a trip to Europe Smile I'm a regular Australia visitor, so we can shake hands Smile

If you plan to come to Holland, I can hook you up with free VIP passes for one of mine events/festivals, if you promise to wear supes Wink

18th of june - Indian Summer Festival - http://www.indiansummerfestival.nl
middle of june - Defqon.1 Festival - http://www.q-dance.com.au
23rd of july - Tomorrowland - www.tomorrowland.be
middle of july - Dominator Festival - http://dominatorfestival.nl
2nd of july - Sensation - http://www.sensation.com/ (we're touring worldwide, can hook you up in another country as well)
7th of august - Welcome To The Future - www.wttf.nl
28th of August - Mystery Land - www.mysteryland.nl
september - Q-BASE - http://www.q-dance.com.au

...and some smaller events... But here is enough for a first scan.






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