Thanks for your inputs. I guess the main motivation in putting forward the question was as a result of speaking to a macedonian man here in Australia. He was basically stating that it isn't worth travelling to Europe at the end of the year (in winter). I would prefer to travel to Europe in spring time however, I only have the opportunity to go in Winter (plus my parents are paying for the return flights for that time) I understand it's going to be really cold especially for an Aussie but he's kinda put a sour taste in my mouth. It made me think about the countries I am visiting .... is it worth visiting these countries for example. At this stage I (and a few family members) will be visiting: Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Prague & Netherlands. This guy also mentioned that instead of travelling to Croatia we could go to Montenegro - his thinking was that Montenegro has all that Croatia has but is cheaper.
If anyone could suggest anything or perhaps even make a comment on the above mentioned, I would be greatly appreciative.