I'm planning a motorcycle trip around the Balkans/Southeastern Europe (former Yugoslavia/Greece/Albania/Romania/Bulgaria etc.) this year. We're planning on going in June, July, August or September for 4 weeks.
However we're not sure when to go. I've heard that some countries (e.g. France & Italy) traditionally go on holidays in August, so if you're in France in August, lots of shops and stuff will be closed, and lots of hotel & tourist accommodation will be booked up etc. This is not what I want to have happen.
So, do any of the Balkan countries I mentioned above do this? Does everyone in Serbia take August off? or do they all take July off? Or do they not do this at all?
And if so, what is that month?!