Partipicants are Ensembles from Russia, Lithvania, Lathvia, Poland, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Armenia, Georgia, Indonesia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Austria…

Program of the festival:

03  July  Arrival of the groups to Paralia ... Accommodation of the groups.   Info meeting of the group representatives, giving useful and practical information”s about Paralia and staying of the groups in Paralia. Dinner. The possibility of going to some of the Discoteques. Overnight stay.
04 July  Breakfast.  In the morning the possibility of going to the World famous Meteora. Travelling past Katerini, Olympus and Larisa to Meteora. A tour of the medieval monasteries, the monuments of special importance (Great Meteora, Holy Trinity, Varlam ...). Upon completion of the tour, a shorter stay in the picturesque town of Kalambaka and a visit to one of the  icon "factories ". The journey through the gorge Tembi, near the monastery of Agia Paraskevi and the source of  Daphne with a short break. Return to Paralia. Dinner. Optional: Greek night at the Tavern or going to the Disco. Overnight stay.
05  July  Breakfast. The possibility of going to Katerini, the capital of Pieria. Free time for walking, sightseeing, shopping… Return to Paralia in the afternoon. Dinner.
Preparations of the Folklore Ensembles for  the performance. The parade of all Festival groups.
Opening ceremony of the III International Folklore Festival in Paralia !!!
Folklore group performances. Awarding certificates, plaques and gifts.
Possible going to a mutual friendly night !!! Overnight stay.
06 July Breakfast. Possibility of a half-day tour of the foothills of Mount Olympus, as well as of the picturesque town of Litochoro. Afternoon return to the resort. Dinner.
Preparations for the second night of Festival. Ensemble performances. The possibility of going to a Greek night or to the Disco. Overnight stay.
07 July Breakfast. Departure for Thessaloniki at 09:00 h. A panoramic tour of the White Tower, Rotonda, Galerius arch, Church of the Saint Apostles, the Saint Sofia and St. Demetrius – a patron saint of Thessaloniki. Return to Paralia. Dinner. The possibility of going to one of the Discos. Overnight stay.
08 July Breakfast. Free time for individual activities or there is an option of going to the beach in Loutraki, Neo Pori or Platamon, Dinner. Going to the Disco or Greek night. Overnight stay.
09 July  Breakfast. Free time for individual activities.  Dinner.
Preparations for the third night of Festival. Ensemble performances Going to the Disco or Greek night. Overnight stay.
10 July Breakfast. Free time till evening and unfortunately moving of all Ensembles back to their arrival point of departure with another meeting next year.

Participation fee:

  • 175 Euro per person  

The participation fee includes:

  • Accommodation in selected Villas like Vila Zoi, Vila Floris, Vila Americana, Vils Delfini… in Studios or Appartments for 1/3 or 1/4 persons, supplement for 1/2 rooms is 5 Euro per person per night
  • Diplomas
  • Letter of invitation
  • Free place on each 25 – th member

The cost does not include:

  • There is a possibility of additional charges for the extra day at a price of 25 – 30 € for the half board ,  according to the accommodation.
  • Optional excursions (a tour of Katerini 5€, a trip and entrance ticket to Meteora 15 €, a one-day trip to Thessaloniki 15 €, a tour of  Litochoro and Dion 10€, Discoteques 6 - 8€)
  • Travel expenses, travel insurance, parking at the hotels, vignettes, the toll
Note: all the ensembles must provide their own music, accompanying orchestra or music CD. Each ensemble is required to prepare a performance of 10 minutes..
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.


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