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International FolkWay Official Festival (Propantos) Vol. 1: Greece, Pieria, Katerini

1st International Folk Festival in Katerini, Pieria, Greece (3rd - 7th August 2012)

Festival Organizers

  • FolkWay (Propantos) Organization Center
  • Municipality of Katerini

Festival Overview

The festival will be held in Katerini, Pieria (68 km from Thessaloniki), the land of the ancient Thracian tribe “Pieres” and the Muses, on the flanks of Mount Olympus, the mythological residence of the ancient Greek pantheon, and close to the coasts of the blue Aegean Sea. It will be held during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the independece of the region. We expect that the festival will provide oportunities to the participants to learn about different cultures and people, create new friendships, exchange experience and contacts with other folk groups.

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

Participation Conditions

  • Number and age of participants is not limited.
  • The group should have prepared at least 15-20 minutes program accompanied by orchestra or CD.
  • Each folklore group should bring a flag of their country.
  • Transport to and from the airport is on the group’s expenses. However, the organizing committee can provide transport to and from the airport on reasonable prices.

Participation fee INCLUDES:

  • 5 days (4 nights) (half board – breakfast and dinner) in 2* hotels (in three-bed rooms) by the seaside of Pieria.
  • Only 3 performances for each group in the Festival.
  • After each performance meal will be offered to the participants.
  • Parade and presentation of the groups will be held at the central square.
  • Certificates of participation will be given.
  • Invitation letter will be provided if needed.
  • Every 25 participants one is FREE.

Participation fee DOES NOT include:

  • If accommodation is exceeded, it will cost 25 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 five euros a day per person.
  • Optional Tours (e.g. Mount Olympus, Archaeological sites of Dion and Vergina, Traditional Villages, Coastal Areas & Beaches) – Seasonal prices vary according to the number of participants.
  • 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 03 2012


Start: 3 August, 2012 @ 8:00 am
End: 7 August, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: €99
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FolkWay Information:

  • The final programme of the festival can be changed by the organizers if needed. Upon arrival, a detailed program of the festival and a person in charge will be provided to each group.

  • The participation contact form should be sent before 31st of June, 2012 in order to confirm your participation. Once you have submitted your participation form, a confirmation will be delivered to you along with payment instructions. Only 10% of the total amount should be paid before 10th of July, 2012. The invitation letter will be sent to you after reveivimg your payment receipt. The rest of the total ammount for the group, must be received in the day of your arrival in Pieria.

  • In case of cancellation no refund will be given.
  • Organizer

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