Date: 15 – 19 September 2017
Location: Paralia, Greece
Director: Milenko Andreski
Application Deadline: 10 June 2017
The organizer of the festival is International Folklore Festivals, Ohrid – Macedonia (IFFOM).
Paralia (Greek: Παραλία) is a tourist seaside village and a former municipality in the eastern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Katerini, of which it is a municipal unit. The seat of the municipality was in Kallithea. The 2011 census reported a population of 1,124 for the village of Paralia, and 6,803 for the municipal unit. The community of Paralia covers an area of 1,849 km 2. This idyllic, exotic and remote seaside place is the ideal escape for those who like long sandy beaches, relaxation and enjoyment. It is a destination designed to offer everything you need for the perfect vacation. In the evenings you can walk the streets of Paralia and enjoy the light of many shops, inviting you to forget about your worries and cares and to enjoy the colors and the glitter of all of the nice things that you can buy.
The main purpose of this festival is to bring different cultures closer through songs, dances, music and interesting national costumes. The main idea of the organizers is to bring to the festival different choirs, folklore and modern dance groups, majorette teams and brass bands and orchestras from different countries and different parts of the world and to give them the exclusive opportunity to display their creativity on the stage.
The participants will have the opportunity to meet new people, establish new friendships and learn about different cultures and traditions.
The idea of the festival is to develop communication and dialogue between diverse cultures, by nurturing tradition, as well as modern dance and music styles.
Accommodation in hotels in Paralia and Olympic Beach: 77 euro (lowest)
⭐️ 77 euro per person for 3 nights half board (2 meals per day)
⭐️ 97 euro per person for 4 nights half board (2 meals per day)
⭐️ Day 1: 15.09.2017
⭐️ Day 2: 16.09.2017
⭐️ Day 3: 17.09.2017
⭐️ Day 4: 18.09.2017
⭐️ Day 5: 19.09.2016
*The organizer reserves the right of changes in the festival program.