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International FolkWay Official Folklore Festival Vol. 5: Greece, Pieria, Litochoro

FolkWay - 5th International Folk FolkWay Festival - Pieria - Greece - Litochoro - Dion - Olympus - Platamonas - August 2014

Festival Organizers

  • Municipality of Dion – Olympus
  • Region of Central Macedonia
  • Regional Unit of Pieria
  • FolkWay (Propantos) Organization Center

Festival Overview

The festival will be held in Litochoro – Platamonas – Dion. Pieria is the land of the ancient Thracian tribe Pieres and Muses, on the flanks of Mount Olympus, the mythological residence of the ancient Greek pantheon, and close to the beautiful coasts of the blue Aegean Sea. All our previous Festivals in South and North Pieria had very big successs where every year participate representatives of more than ten countries. We expect that the 5th festival will have also the same and biggest success and provide oportunities to the participants to learn about different cultures and people, create new friendships, enjoy the sea and sun, exchange experience and contacts with other folk groups.

Type of groups that can participate: Traditional folk dance groups from Europe.

Festival Schedule

22/8/2014 – Day 1:

  • Day of arrival – Check in at hotel – The rest of the total ammount for the group, must be received in this day – A detailed program and a person in charge will be provided to each group. Free time for swimming, walk to the market and clubs. – Dinner (in consultation with the hotel). Optional Party (Glenti) for all the groups with traditional Greek music and dances.

23/8/2014 – Day 2:

  • Breakfast – Free day from morning till noon- Optional excursion – Midday meal (in consultation with the hotel). – Departure from hotel at 7:00p.m. dressed in traditional costumes and we will go to the place where the show will be held. During the performance drinks sandwiches and traditional sweets will be offered. After your performance the local Municipality will offer you a memorial present.

24/8/2014 – Day 3:

  • Breakfast – Free day from morning till noon- Optional excursion – Midday meal (in consultation with the hotel). – Departure from hotel at 7:00p.m. dressed in traditional costumes and we will go to the place where the show will be held. During the performance drinks sandwiches and traditional sweets will be offered. After your performance the local Municipality will offer you a memorial present.

25/8/2014 – Day 4:

  • Breakfast – All day free, for shopping – swimming at the beach – Optional excursion. Dinner (in consultation with the hotel).

26/8/2014 – Day 5:

  • Breakfast – Departure of the groups.

Festival Participation

Participation fee INCLUDES:

  • 5 days (4 nights) (half board – breakfast and dinner) in 2* hotels (in three-bed rooms) by the seaside of Pieria.
  • Every 25 participants one is FREE.

Participation fee DOES NOT include:

  • If accommodation is exceeded, it will cost 27 EUR a day per person (half board – breakfast and dinner) in 2* hotels (in three-bed rooms).
  • Accommodation in double rooms, in case of availability, will cost an extra 5 EUR a day per person.
  • Optional Tours. Seasonal prices vary according to the number of participants.
  • Traditional Greek Party (22/8/2014) cost 12 EUR per person which includes (drinks and fruits)
  • First aid and emergency support will be provided, but medical services must be covered by the group. The participants safety is on their personal responsibility.
August 22 2014

Details

Start: 22 August, 2014 @ 8:00 am
End: 26 August, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: €108
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Venue

Litochoro

Katerini, Greece

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Participation Conditions:

  • There are no limitations concerning the age and the number of participants.
  • Each group should bring a flag of their country and if there is a board with the name of their group.
  • The group should have prepared from 10 till 15 minutes program accompanied by orchestra or CD
  • The registration form should be sent before 30th of April, 2014 in order to confirm your participation.
  • Important Remarks:

  • Once you have submitted your participation form, a confirmation will be delivered to you along with payment instructions.
  • Only 30% of the total amount should be paid before 10th of May 2014, including tax and reservation.
  • The invitation letter will be sent to you after receiving your payment receipt. The rest of the total amount for the group, must be received in the day of your arrival in Pieria.
  • In case of cancellation no refund will be given.
  • Optional Tours - Excursions:

  • Cosmopolitan - Coastal Areas & Beaches.
  • City Tour of Thessaloniki
  • Islands Skiathos & Skopelos, Mount Olympus.
  • Archaeological sites of Dion & Vergina.
  • Traditional Villages.
  • Seasonal prices vary according to the number of participants.

    FolkWay Information

  • Certificates of participation will be given.
  • Invitation letter will be provided if needed.
  • The final program of the festival could be changed by the organizers if needed.
  • Organizer

    FolkWay – Propantos
    Phone: +306973854977
    Email:
    Website: Visit Organizer Website