28 June 2017     Festivals 

VI International folk - dance & music festival "DURRES FEST" was held from 21st till 25th of June 2017 in Durres (Albania). The festival was attended by 12 groups from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia with more than 400 participants, announced the festival's director Zoran Strezovski.

"The first day was organized a Welcome reception with leaders of the groups where the program and other activities of the festival were presented. Festival evening was held on 23th June on the main square in Durres where all groups danced and sang in front of the audience. On 24th June was organized closing ceremony where each group was awarded with certificate and present. They had common party until midnight. During the day they enjoyed the wonderful beach in front of the hotel.", informed the organizer. 

Durres is the most ancient city in Albania and its former capital. It is located on the Adriatic Sea and is the largest port in Albania. The town is a seaside resort, a preferred holiday destination for many local and foreign citizens. It is located close to the capital Tirana. It is also possible to get there by train. Interesting landmarks are the ruins of the fortress wall, the Roman amphitheater, the fortress mosque, the cultural center, as well as the old military bunkers around the beach.