7 - 12 September 2021
 Paralia Katerini     Greece

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

Director:  Tanja Gardasevic

Application Form

  until 25 June 2021

Katerini is a town and municipality in northern Greece, situated between Mt. Olympus and the Thermaikos Gulf.
A popular tourist destination in northern Greece, Katerini is close to the sea and to several archaeological sites of great interest such as the ancient city of Dion (5th century BC, 17 km away), the ancient Leivithra (27 km away) and the Castle of Platamon. The beaches of Korinos, Paralia and Olympiaki Akt (olimpic beach)  are visited by many  foreign tourists during the Summer. The base of Mount Olympus and the town of Litochorno, are at a distance of around 20 km from the centre of Katerini.

Just 8 km from the town of Katerini will find the village Paralia, known as Paralia of Katerini. Situated near the shores of Thermaikos Gulf, behind a long beach, has become a popular tourist resort with hotels, restaurants and entertainment centers.

The village of Olympiaki Akti (Olympic Beach), just 8 km from the town of Katerini is a cosmopolitan tourist destination every summer thousands of visitors. The organized sandy beach, which stretches for several kilometers, is being awarded every year with the blue flag of Europe. It has all the necessary infrastructure, such as sports facilities, water sports, footpaths, access for disabled, parking, doctor.
In Olympic Beach, you will find hotels and inns, restaurants and taverns and rich nightlife give you wonderful  feelings.. It is connected to the beach Paralia with seaside avenue, cycle track and sidewalk.

Conditions of the festival:

  • Festival is not competitive and groups from all over the world can take part in this festival.
  • Folk dance groups, modern dance groups, choirs, vocal groups, majorette teams, brass bands and orchestras are welcome to apply.
  • The number of participants and quests is not limited.
  • On the festival can participate children groups, adults and youth with no limitation.
  • Program in life or on USB and must be 12 – 14 minutes duration.
  • Group must have flag from own country and it is good  to have display with the name and country (for defile).
  • Need up to 5 quality photos  of ensemble for promotional purposes.
  • Ensemble should send us rooming list one month before the festival start.
  • All groups will be accommodate in hotel apartments in Paralia and Olimpic beach.

Program:

7 September - Day 1
12.00- 14.00  Coming in Paralia and hotel accommodation (welcome of the group  – explain detail program and excursions)
19.00-21.00 Dinner
21.00 Free time
 
8 September - Day 2
07 – 10.00 Breakfast in selected hotels
10.00 – 16.00 Excursions (optional – one of the excursions that we offer) or free beach time
18.00 – 20.00 Dinner
21.00 – 23.00  Meeting with all leaders of the group (get to know gather, present their ensemble ,round table)
 
9 September - Day 3
07 – 10.00 Breakfast in selected hotels
10.00 – 17.00 Excursions (optional – one of the excursions that we offer) or free beach time
17.00 – 19.00 Dinner
20.00 – 23.00  Festival parade and festival evening on the square in Olimpic beach  ( guides will come in hotels and take you – walking on the parade trough the city and festival evening 12-14 minute program )
After finished the program overnight in hotels
 
10 September - Day 4
07 – 10.00 Breakfast in selected hotels
10.00 – 17.00 Excursions (optional – one of the excursions that we offer) or free beach time
17.00 – 19.00 Dinner
20.00 – 23.00  Festival parade and second festival evening  in Paralia squere  ( guides will come in hotels and take you – walking on the parade trough the city  and festival evening 12-14 minutes program)
After finished the program overnight in hotels
 
11 september - Day 5 
07 – 10.00 Breakfast in selected hotels
10.00 – 17.00 Excursions (optional – one of the excursions that we offer) or free beach time
17.00 – 19.00 Dinner
20.00 – 23.00  Closing Party with all participants (party for goodbye) and festival workshop with all participants – let know the different dances (each ensemble will show their dance and other will learn that dance) also exchange presents and giving certificates to the leaders of the group (for the groups that will stay 3 night the certificates and present will be given on the stage after performance)
 
12 September - Day 6   
07 – 10.00 Breakfast in selected hotels
11.00 Leaving  the hotels and departure

Participation fee:

  • 72 Euro per person for 3 nights with 2 meals per day (3 HB)
  • 93 Euro per person for 4 nights with 2 meals per day (4 HB)
  • 113 Euro per person for 5 nights with 2 meals per day (5 HB)
Hotel accommodation in hotel apartments in Paralia and Olimpic beach like London, Kronos, Katerina, Phenixand other hotels apartments like those. For drivers and leaders will be provide 2/2 rooms and other participants will be in triple and quadruple rooms.
If you need more double rooms on selected hotels (on request and if it is available) than it will be additional 10 euro per person per day and for single (on request and if it is available) will be 17 euro per person.
On 25 person - one is gratis and on 50 people - 2 gratis.

Tourist tax in Greece is 0.50 euro per person per day and it is additional to pay.

Excursions in Paralia:
All day Pirate Boat trip with lunch - 13 euro per person
Bus trip to Meteori (with own bus, tourist guide) - 80 euro
Bus trip to Tessaloniki ( with own bus, tourist guide) - 70 euro

Participation fee includes:

  • Half board accommodation in selected hotel apartments (meals are served)
  • Participation in the festival concerts
  • Welcome  drinks for leaders of the group
  • Present and certificate for the group
  • Drinks  (water) for the dancers during  the performance
Additional information:
  • The groups should arrange their transport to Katerini
  • Bus parking is free
  • The groups which arrive by plane at the airport of Thessaloniki - we can organize the transfer and it is additionally paid
  • Groups should prepare health insurances
  • Additional HB in hotel apartments is 26 euro per person
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.