23 - 27 May 2018
  Leptokarya – Litochoro      Greece

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled

Director:  Saša Bajić and Milo Radoman

Location:
Leptokarya is a town in Pieria in the Macedonia Region of Greece. Lies on the coast of Aegean Sea, under the Mount Olympus. The surrounding area is the mythological residence of the ancient Greek pantheon. Leptokarya is also a Beach which has been awarded the Blue Flag, certifying its excellent waters. Litochoro is a small modern town with a population of 7000 inhabitants located at the foothills  of Mount Olympus just 5km from the sea. It combines the cool of the mountain air with the sea breeze and visitors can walk around the lanes between the traditional houses with the Macedonian architecture, the old wooden courtyard doors and the gabled roofs, work of Litochoro wood turners and stonemasons.

Participants:

Folk dance ensembles, vocal groups, musical orchestras.
Age:
All ages.

Preliminary Program:

The first day: arrival of the groups at destination after 12 o’clock, accommodation, meeting with groups’ leaders, free time, dinner.
The second day: breakfast, free time, the possibility of excursions, dinner.
The third and fourth day: breakfast, free time, evening performance, dinner. Dinner will be served before or after the performance, depending on the time of performance of each ensemble.
Performances of the groups will be defined in the final program of the festival, which will be sent to all participants on time.
The fifth day: breakfast, leaving the accommodation, returning of the groups to their point of departure.
The possibility of extension of stay.

Participation fee:

  • 99 Euro per person in apartment hotels: Dafni Plus and Okeanis  (4 half boards, rooms with 3 or 4 beds; breakfast and dinner will be in hotel Dafni Plus).
  • Each 26 th  person - FREE OF CHARGE (25 paying + 1 free of charge).
  • Drivers are included in total number of persons.
  • Any group that wants to participate in the festival must fill in the Application form. Approved groups pay in advance 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment. The groups also should pay in advance 20 € per person as reservation, which is to be deducted at the final payment. The sender covers all bank taxes. The rest of participation fee the groups can pay when arrive to the festival.
  • If the group cancels participation in the festival less than 5 days before the festival the reservation expenses are not refundable.

Participation fee includes:

  • Invitation letter
  • Participation in the festival
  • Organization expenses
  • Diplomas and souvenirs
  • English speaking guide for participating groups

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transport expenses (if the group comes by airplane, the organizer of the festival could arrange a bus during the festival at the cost of the group)
  • Insurance
  • Local transfers
  • Facultative tours
  • All kinds of drinks that are not included in the half board
  • All other expenses not mentioned in the program of the festival
  • Damage that participants make during the festival
Very important:
If you are interested in participating in the festival, please fill in the Application form as soon as possible. Also, you should provide us with the history of your group, 3 - 5 photos and a video clip or link where we can see performances of your group. It is necessary that all approved groups bring to the festival the flag of their country and the board with the name of the group. During the festival, participants will have 1 or 2 performances. All groups must provide their own music, orchestra or USB/CD.
All participants of the festival must have their own international health insurance. Each group leader s responsible for the behavior of his group in accordance with the hotel policy and program of the festival and all damages during the festival will be at the cost of the group.
The organizer of the festival reserves all rights to video and photos of all participants. Also, the organizer reserves the right to any changes in the program, and participants will be informed on time. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions.

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.

The groups also should pay in advance 20 € per person as reservation, which is to be deducted at the final payment. 
The rest of participation fee the groups can pay when arrive to the festival.

Application Form     until 29 December 2017



News About the Festival


5 June 2017

About 100 singers and dancers from 4 countries at the Greek "Ethno Fest Leptokarya - Litochoro"

International folklore festival ""Ethno Fest Leptokarya - Litochoro"" was held from 24 to 28 May in Greece.  Two folk dance groups from Greece and one from Turkey and by one vocal group from Serbia…