History of Marmaris
Marmaris; the crossroad of the aegean and mediterranean seas-part of the mediterranean sea between neighbors turkey and Greece is the aegean sea. this is how the two neighbors refer to the part the mediterranean between them. the aegean sea is connected to the black sea by Çanakkale and İstanbul straits. A frequently asked question; “Where is the beginning and end of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas?
The answer is
Meeting of Cultures:
  • There are settlements spreading along the peninsula.
  • The town center is changing and modernizing due to the power of tourism.
  • The decreasing population is moving out further from the center.
  • Traditional villages still live alongside nature in the inner parts of the peninsula.
  • Multi-coloured, multi-cultured and living together in peace.
All visitors passing through on daily tours are embraced by the locals. you have the choice between central places where the sea, sand and the sun are complemented with nightly entertainment continuing until morning, or silent bays on a small boat swimming silently under moon light. whatever your heart desires.

Festival conditions:

Festival: XIX. International Marmaris Folk Fest will be held between 29 August - 2 September 2023 by Gala Art Folk.

During the festival the groups will perform their dances, sing songs, participate in the activities and introduce their own cultures. They will visit the historic and touristic places of the beautiful region and make new friends with the world youths.

Groups will be hosted altogether in 3 * or 4* Hotel which group choose the hotel . The accommodation will start in 29 August 2023 at 14:00 and finish 2 September 2023 after the festival program ends
The rooms are for 3 & 4 person. Only 2 double room will be giving to the groups without any extra fee.

If members want to stay double room, they must paid 8 Euro/person/day extra, For single rooms 13 Euro/person/day.


The commitee will give a 3 meals/day (buffet meal) in Hotel. Either pocket or normal meal due to performance program. All drinks will be free during the staying time.

If group will arrive by plane to Dalaman Airport, transfer(Airport-Hotel,Hotel-Airport,transfer during the festival) will be 600 Euro.It can be organizing by Galart Team.
If group will arrive their own bus, they will use their own transportation at the festival.(It is max. 5 km during the festival)

If you need any help about Transportation, you can be on contact with the Galart Team..

  • Each country can participate with one group for per category. (folk dance, modern dance, choir, majorettes, orchestra)
  • The commitee won’t pay any fee to groups for attending the organization.
  • The group should be in Muğla-Marmaris on 29 August and the departure date is 2 September 2023 after breakfast.
  • The number of group not limited for person, including the manager, leader musicians, drivers and dancers.
  • The age of dancers are not limited in the participant group.
  • Performances should be either 5- 10 min., all groups have the perform only 1 part on the stage.
  • The groups may perform with live music or a Cd.
  • The groups should come with their national flags.
  • The participate’s group list which contains dancers, musicians, leaders, driver’s age and sex should be send to us before 01 July 2023.                          
  • Deadline of application 01 July 2023.

Participation fee:

  • 145 Euro per person - 4 Nights / 5 Days - 3* HOTEL (All Inclusive)
  • 170 Euro per person - 5 Nights / 6 Days - 3* HOTEL (All Inclusive)

  • 170 Euro per person - 4 Nights / 5 Days - 4* HOTEL (All Inclusive)
  • 190 Euro per person - 5 Nights / 6 Days - 4* HOTEL (All Inclusive)


29 August  2023 - TUESDAY
14.00               Groups arrive to the Accomodate Hotel in Marmaris
19.00               Dinner
20.00               *There will be gift exchange between group leaders. Director will inform about festival programme and technical detals.
21.30               Welcome Party
30 August  2023 - WEDNESDAY
07.00-10.00     Breakfast
12.00               Catalog Shoot by Photographer
14.00 – 16.00  Official Meet with Governor and Mayor
                        **There will be gift exchange between local authorities and group leaders.
                        **Groups will participate this meeting with 2 dancers and group leader.
20.00               Parade
31 August 2023 - THURSDAY
09.00               Breakfast
10.00 – 17.00  Free Time
                       **You can choose excursion from Excursion Document
18.00               Master Class Between Different Participant Groups
19.00               Dinner
20.30               Performance
1 September 2023 - FRIDAY
09.00               Breakfast
10.00               Free Time
                       **You can choose excursion from Excursion Document
18.00               Dinner
20.30               Performance & Closing Ceremony
22.30               Good Bye Party
2 September 2023 - SATURDAY
09.00               Breakfast
10.00 - 17.00   Leaving from Hotel
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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