27 June - 2 July 2019
  Ouranoupolis, Ierissos, Nea Roda      Greece

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras

Director:  Panagiotis Pagonidis

The festival will be held in Chalkidiki - one of the most beautiful places in Greece and specifically to the exquisite coasts of Ouranoupoli, Ierissos and Nea Roda. It’s the area of Municipality of Aristotle. Where Aristotle, one of the most important Greek philosophers of ancient times, was born in 384 B and it’s also the “entrance” to the famous monastic community in "Holy Mountain" Athos. They say that nowhere in Greece can boast beaches like those of Halkidiki. The region has the perfect combination of that distinctive Greek light, unspoiled landscapes, colors and fragrances.

All our previous events in different places in Greece had big success as we welcomed groups and representatives of more than ten countries in each Festival. We expect and guarantee that the 1st International festival in this area in official cooperation with three local Cultural Associations and the Municipality of Aristotle will have big success, high level organization 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.

(90 km from Thessaloniki International Airport "Makedonia", IATA: SKG)

Participants:

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

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 to 12 minutes program accompanied by their own orchestra or CD/FLASH.

Participation fee:

  • 176 Euro per person in apartment  and 1* hotels.
  • 189 Euro per person in 3* hotels.
  • 248 Euro per person in 4*- 5* hotels.
Simple Registration: 25 Euro per person (without using our accommodation)

Participation fee includes:

  • 6 days (5 nights) (half board - breakfast and lunch - in triple rooms) by the seaside of Halkidiki. Hotels are located in Iesrissos – Ouranoupoli and nearby beaches.
  • Three extra free meals (dinners) offer from the local Cultural Associations.
  • Every 25 participants one is welcome to join in for free

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • Additional nights if needed: 35€ per person, per day in 1-2** hotels (half board in triple rooms); 38€ per person, per day in 3*** hotels. There is also the possibility for fewer nights with less cost.
  •  Accommodation in double rooms, in case of availability, will cost an extra seven (7) Euros a day per person.
  • Optional Tours. Seasonal prices vary according to the number of participants. Such tours will be available at your convenience. Special list of daily excursions will be delivered one month before arrival.
  •  Welcome Traditional Greek Party (June 28th, 2019) cost only 15 Euros per person which includes Greek food (souvlaki and salad), and drink. Free of 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:

27/6/2019:

Day of arrival - Check in at hotel after 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 and optional activities, swimming, walk to the market and clubs. - Dinner.

28/6/2019:

Breakfast – All day free, for rest, optional activities, shopping – swimming at the beach. Dinner (in consultation with the hotel) - Party (Glenti) at 08:30 p.m. for all the groups with traditional Greek and European music and dances, Greek food and drinks.

29/6/2019:

Breakfast - Free day from morning till noon - Optional cruise to Holy Mount Athos  – Midday meal  -  Departure from hotel at 7:00 p.m. dressed in traditional costumes and transfer to the place where the show will be held. Gifts will be offered to the groups by the local Municipality and Association before the performance. After the performance the local Cultural Association   will offer you meal with traditional delicacies.

30/6/2019:

Breakfast - Free day from morning till noon - Optional excursion in local sights – Midday meal   -  Departure from hotel at 7:00 p.m. dressed in traditional costumes and transfer to the place where the show will be held. Gifts will be offered to the groups by the local Municipality and Association before the performance. After the performance the local Cultural Association will offer you meal with traditional delicacies.

1/7/2019:

Breakfast - Free day from morning till noon - Optional excursion – Midday meal  -  Departure from hotel at 7:00 p.m. dressed in traditional costumes and transfer to the place where the show will be held. Gifts will be offered to the groups by the local Municipality and Association before the performance. After the performance the local Cultural Association will offer you meal with traditional delicacies.

2/7/2019:
Breakfast - Departure of the groups.

Optional excursions:

  • Boat tour to Holy Mount Athos
  • City of Thessaloniki
  • Halkidiki Sithonia - Kassandra
  • Ammouliani Island  
  • Aristotels park – Petralona Cave
  • Traditional Greek villages
Note:
  • Certificates of participation will be given.
  • Official invitation letter will be provided and other documents if needed.
  • The program of the festival could be changed by the organizers, should is needed.
  • Free transfer with guide from your hotels to the performance places.
  • We can arrange and give you offers for all your transfers and the optional excursions.
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.

As a next step, 60% of the total amount should be paid before April 10th 2019, to secure your accommodation. Upon receiving your payment, an official invitation letter will be sent to you. The rest of the total amount for the group must be received in cash on the day of arrival or 10 days before with a bank deposit.