7 - 11 June 2017
  Paralia      Greece

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Processed

Director:  Mr. Zoran Strezovski

With pleasure we INVITE (folk ensembles, choral groups, orchestras,modern dance group,brass bands and majorette teams) (children, youth and adult groups) to participate on VII International Music & Folk - dance festival “PARALIA SUMMER FESTIVAL”   07 -11 June, Paralia, 2017
The intention of our invitation  and the Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance and music. The idea of the Festival is to bring the music closer to the people and to present the music on the streets and the squares.
The festival is open for folk and choir ensembles, as well as orchestras and majorettes regardless of the members gender and age.
Paralia is famous holiday place on the Aegean coast of Greece with many sends beach. Festival program will be held on the main square in Paralia and Olimpic beach.

Program Proposal:

07.06 Wednesday
13.00 Arrival in Paralia, hotel accommodation and free time (beach time)
18.00 - 19.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00 Welcome reception
08.06. Thursday 
07.00 – 08.30 Breakfast,
11.00 – 16.00 Boat excursion in the blue waters of Thermaikos Gulf, (15 euro per person)
BOAT  program:
9:00 Start from the port of  Paralia.
10:30 We will make a 30 min. stop on the opened sea in the high of the beach of PLAKA. Here you can swim in the crystal clear water.
11:00 We are taking you with the small boat to the VARIKO beach,  where the captain will prepare a lunch for you around
12:45 (Grilled fish, greek salad and to drink juice or wine and ouzo).The rest of the time at the Variko beach you can spend with taking a walk, swimming, collecting shells.
14:00 leaving the Variko beachparalia
15:00 making a stop on the opened sea with a possibility to swim.
15:30 Return to the port of Paralia
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner in hotel
19.30 – 23.00 Festival evening on the square in Paralia
 23.00 Disco party (optional) 
09.06  Friday 
09.00 – 11.00 Breakfast,
11.00 – 17.00 Beach time or visiting Thessalonica or Katerini (optional)
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner in hotel
19.30 – 23.00 Second festival evening on the square of Olympic beach
10.06.  Saturday
09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
11.00 – 17.00 Beach time or Visiting  Meteori (very famous historical place in Greece)
21.00  Greek Night - taverna with Greek live music and wine, exchange presents and certificate (Greek night and allocation of gratitude’s and gifts from the organization and the Committee of the Festival, Dinner in Greek restaurant - taverna with Greek live music and wine, exchange presents and certificate (Greek night -  Fruit salad + Local wine/Soft drink, accompanied with live Greek music; (12 Euros per person)
11.06. Sunday
09.00 – 11.00 Breakfast
11.30 Departure of the participants
OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…
11.06  Sunday
09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,
10.30 – 14.00 Visiting Katerini or free time on the beach
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00 – 00.00 Beach party for goodbye 
12.06. Monday
08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast,
09.00 – 14.00 Departure to Thessalonici

General rules:

  • This is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances and music performed by groups.
  • On the festival may participate children and youth folklore dance groups, modern dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, as well as groups and performers from other art styles.
  • The number of participants are limited (only 3  groups from each country),
  • Each group should consist of most 50 members including dancers, managers and musicians,
  • Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 folk dances, total program of 15-20 minutes each with orchestra or CD. For choral groups should prepare free program about 15 minutes The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city and  excursions.
  • To send us short CV and photos of the group,
  • To take a flag of the country,
  • Folklore groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure,

Participation fee is:

  • 71 Еuro for 3 HB per person (3 nights wit 2 meals per day)
  • 91 Euro for 4 HB per person  (4 nights with 2 meals per day).

Participation fee includes:

  • It covers hotel accommodation with 2 meals per day in 1/2 (leaders) and  1/3 or 1/4 bedrooms with own toilet),
  •  Hotels are: Yakhintos, Kronos, Xenia Zeus, Ifigenia, Despina..                                                                        

Festival organizers provide:

  • for 22 dancers – one gratis (21 paying participants + 1 free of charge),
  • souvenir and gift for each group,
  • Certificate for attendance,
  • Welcome reception for the leaders (with drinks),
  • tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,
  • free parking,
  • аdvertising of the festival (press conference, radio and tv channels, posters)
Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group.
On your request,  You can continue your stay in Paralia. Price will be 23 Euro per day per person HB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide.
After Groups arrived in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival and each group will have guide during festival.
After the festival finish organizers will send you DVD from the festival program for each group and photos.The copy right of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival.
The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Thessaloniki Airport which are only 75 km from Paralia. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number.
By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information  will be supply after your confirmation for participations.
In 2016 on the festival were participated 10 groups from 9 EU country with 394 participants. 
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. 
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.