Date: 13 – 16 December 2019
Location: Ohrid, Macedonia
Director: Aleksandar Petreski
Application Deadline: 20 September 2019
Ohrid is Macedonia’s most seductive destination, with an atmospheric old quarter cascading down a graceful hill, crammed full of beautiful churches and topped by the bones of a medieval castle. Its cobbled streets are flanked by traditional restaurants and lakeside cafes, but it’s not a complete tourist circus just yet and still has a lived-in feel – particularly in the upper reaches of the Old Town.
Best of all is that you can be skipping through historic monuments one minute and lying on a deck chair with your toes in the water the next – its location right on the edge of serene Lake Ohrid is hard to beat, and a lovely little town beach and boardwalk help make the most of its natural charms.
In a country without a coastline, Lake Ohrid (Охридско Езеро) represents a monumentally seductive attraction. Mirror-like and dazzling on sunny days, it’s a truly beautiful place – especially in and around the ancient town of Ohrid, with its cobbled streets, distinctive architecture, city beach, and lake-front bars.
To the east of Ohrid lies Galičica National Park with mountain villages and Magaro Peak, which can be summited. To the south, a long, wooded coast conceals pebble beaches, churches, and camping spots. In summer the big, resort-style hotels and beaches can be unpleasantly crowded but there are better spots beyond them.
At 300m deep, 34km long and three million years old, shared by Macedonia (two-thirds) and Albania (one-third), Lake Ohrid is among Europe’s deepest and oldest. The Macedonian portion is inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage list for its cultural heritage and unique nature – it’s considered the most biodiverse lake of its size in the world.
The organizer of this festival is the Cultural Art Society “Elshani”.
The main goal of this festival is to offer its participants the possibility for them to present the culture and the tradition of their country and to provide an opportunity for the members of the groups to meat different nationalities, establish friendships and express their cultural diversity through dance and music.
After receiving the application form and completion of advance payment, the organizer will send an official letter of invitation for participation at the Festival
If there are 20 paying participants in a group, the 21st will be free of charge.
Supplement for double room is 5 euro per day per person.
Supplement for accommodation in a single room is + 50% of the price to be paid for the single person accommodated in such room
Accommodation in: Hotels and Apartments
*The organizer reserves the right to change the festival program.