24 - 29 August 2017
  Litohoro - Platamonas      Greece

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Authentic Processed Styled

Director:  Mr. Panagiotis Pagonidis

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.
 
Google map location - here
(90 km from Thessaloniki Int' Airport "Makedonia", IATA: SKG)

Participants:

Type of groups that can participate: Traditional folk dance groups and folk song groups.

Conditions for participation:

  • 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 to12 minutes program accompanied by orchestra or CD.
  • The registration form should be sent before April 30th, 2017, in order to confirm your participation. Once you have submitted your registration form, a confirmation will be sent to you along with payment instructions. The 50% of the total amount should be paid before May 10th 2017, to secure your entry. Upon receiving your payment, an invitation letter will be sent to you. The rest of the total amount for the group, must be received on the day of your arrival in Pieria. In case of cancellation no refund is given. 

 Participation fee:

  • 139 Euro per person in 2-3* Hotels
  • 157 Euro per person in 3 plus - 4* Hotels.

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 beach.
  • Every 25 participants, one is free. (24 paying participants + 1 free of charge)

Participation fee does not include:

  • For prolonged stay, each day costs 28 Euros per person (half board - breakfast and dinner -in three-bed rooms) in 2-3* hotels and 32 Euros 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 six (6) Euros a day per person.
  • Optional Tours. Seasonal prices vary according to the number of participants. Such tours will be available at your convenience.
  • Traditional Greek Party (August 25th, 2017) cost 15 Euros per person which includes (drinks, fruits and traditional sweets).Free charge for the leaders of the groups. 
  • First aid and emergency support will be provided, but medical services must be covered by the group. The participant’s safety is on his/her personal responsibility.

Program:                               

24/8/2017: 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: 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: 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: 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: Breakfast – All day free, for shopping – swimming at the beach - Optional excursion. Dinner (in consultation with the hotel).
29/8/2017: Breakfast - Departure of the groups.
 
 *   Optional Tours - excursions, i.e.
- Cosmopolitan - coastal areas and beaches,
- City of Thessaloniki,
- Islands Skiathos and Skopelos,
- Mount Olympus,
- Archaeological sites of Dion and Vergina,
- traditional villages).
Seasonal prices vary according to the number of participants.
**         Certificates of participation will be given
***        Invitation letter will be provided, if requested by the group
****     The program of the festival could be changed by the organizers, should is needed.
*****     Participation without using our accommodation can be discussed.

We are looking forward meeting and cooperating with your group at our Festival.
 
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.