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Eastern europe family drive

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our drive route is from UK to Greece
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Are there any countries in eastern Europe which are not safe to drive through with a family?
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Which countries do you suggest to plan the drive through
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The north Kent coast; the Medway towns and Isle of Sheppey are a bit dodgy, after that you should be OK everywhere on your route.
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The north Kent coast; the Medway towns and Isle of Sheppey are a bit dodgy, after that you should be OK everywhere on your route.
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I think you mis-understood.
My question is to do with outside UK.
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I think you misunderstand the humour in my comment. What I'm saying is there is nothing to worry about.
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OP, I think you came to the wrong place - this is the forum where people will tell you that Iran and most parts of Colombia are absolutely fine. Which is true. Just for a different standard of tolerable dodginess.

But yeah, your biggest question would be which path to take and how long you are willing to stay on the road. No real problems.
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Stay away from Newport on a Friday and Saturday evenings, hairy stuff.

Eastern europe is a doddle.

Route, depends how much time you have, motorways or side roads.

I'd go, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece. Bypassing stops in all western eu countries and stopping in Budapest and Belgrade for a visit. Then from Belgrade to Greece, Macedonia Greece border is about 6hrs from memory maybe less.

If you're in a rush, I've done Calais to Belgrade in 18 hrs but that was going some.

You could go Italy follow coast through to Croatia, stop in at Rovinj, beautiful town. Head up to Zagreb follow on through Serbia, stop at Belgrade, then off to Greece through Macedonia..Serbia is very very safe for kids..

You can walk through the middle of Belgrade town centre late evenings no problem with your family...

If its August time, most borders will be busy.

Depends weather you're the typical tick box brit or like to experience different cultures.. Eastern block countries are a bit gritty but all the better for it...

P.s. forgot to add, don't forget your Vignettes.

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