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International Official FolkWay Festival Vol. 14: Greece, South Pieria, Litochoro

FolkWay - 14th International Folklore Festival - South Pieria, Greece

Festival Organizers

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

Festival Overview

The festival will be held in Villages of South Pieria, which is the land of the ancient Thracian tribe Pieres and the Muses, on the flanks of famous Mount Olympus. The surrounding area is the mythological residence of the ancient Greek pantheon, close to the exquisite coasts of the blue Aegean Sea. The pleasant Mediterranean climate and hospitality of the people is a guarantee for a memorable stay in our municipality. It is an ideal tourist destination, gathers archaeological, cultural and environmental interest.

Our previous Festivals in North, Central and South Pieria had big success as we welcomed groups and representatives of more than twelve countries. We expect that our 14th International festival and the 5th in cooperation with the Municipality of Dion – Olympus will have larger success and will provide to the participants opportunities to learn about different cultures and people, create new friendships, exchange experiences and contacts with other folk groups. Furthermore, during your stay you will have the pleasure to enjoy the Greek hospitality, the crystal blue sea and a bright Greek sun.

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


Festival Program

24/8/2017 – Day 1:

  • Day of arrival – Check in at hotel from 01:00 p.m. – The rest of the total amount for the group, must be paid on this day – A detailed program and a person in charge will be provided to each group. Free time for rest, optional activities, swimming, walk to the market and clubs. – Dinner (in consultation with the hotel).

25/8/2017 – Day 2:

  • Breakfast – All day free, for shopping – swimming at the beach – Optional Excursion. Dinner (in consultation with the hotel). Optional Party (Glenti) at 09:00 p.m. for all the groups with traditional Greek and European music and dances (Greek wine, traditional sweets and fruits)

26/8/2017 – Day 3:

  • Breakfast – Free day from morning till noon – Optional Excursion – Midday Meal (in consultation with the hotel). – Departure from hotel at 7:00 p.m. dressed in traditional costumes and transfer to the place where the show will be held. During the performance drinks, sandwiches and traditional sweets will be offered. Gifts will be offered to you by the local Municipality at the end of the performance.

27/8/2017 – Day 4:

  • Breakfast – Free day from morning till noon- Optional Excursion – Midday Meal (in consultation with the hotel). – Departure from hotel at 7:00 p.m. dressed in traditional costumes and transfer to the place where the show will be held. During the performance drinks, sandwiches and traditional sweets will be offered. Gifts will be offered to you by the local Municipality at the end of the performance.

28/8/2017 – Day 5:

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

29/8/2017 – Day 6:

  • Breakfast – Departure of the groups.
August 24 2017

Details

Start: 24 August, 2017 @ 8:00 am
End: 29 August, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: €139 – €157
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Venue

Litochoro

Katerini, Greece

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Participation Conditions:

  • The registration fee without accommodation is 25€ per person.
  • The registration fee is 139€ per person in 2-3* Hotels & 157€ per person in 4* Hotels.
  • Number and age of participants is not limited. Number of participating groups is limited.
  • Each group should bring a flag of their country and if available, a board with the name of their group.
  • The group should prepare from 10 to 12 minutes program accompanied by their own orchestra or CD.
  • The registration form should be sent before 30th of April, 2017 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 the 50% of the total amount should be paid before 10th of May 2017, to secure your entry.
  • Upon receiving your payment, an official invitation letter will be sent to you. The rest of the total amount must be received on the day of your arrival in Pieria.
  • In case of cancellation no refund will be given.
  • Optional Tours - Excursions:

  • Cosmopolitan - Coastal Areas & Beaches.
  • Sightseeing Tour of Thessaloniki.
  • Skiathos & Skopelos Islands.
  • 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 requested by the group.
  • The final program of the festival could be changed by the organizers if needed.
  • Festival Participation

    Participation fee INCLUDES:

  • 6 days (5 nights) (half board - breakfast and dinner in three-bed rooms) by the seaside of Pieria. Hotels accommodation is in Paralia Beach, Olympic Beach, Korinos Beach & Plaka (Litochoro) Beach.
  • Every 25 participants one is FREE.
  • Participation fee DOES NOT include:

  • Prolonged Stay: If accommodation is exceeded, it will cost 28 EUR a day per person (half board - breakfast & dinner in three-bed rooms) in 2-3* hotels and 32 EUR a day per person in 4* hotels. There is also the possibility for less accommodation.
  • Accommodation in double rooms, in case of availability, will cost an extra 6 EUR a day per person.
  • Optional Tours: Seasonal prices vary according to the number of participants. Such tours will be available at your convenience.
  • Welcome Traditional Greek Party (25/8/2017) - Cost 15 EUR per person which includes (drinks, fruits & traditional sweets). Free charge for the leaders of the folklore groups.
  • 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.
  • Organizer

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