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Culture never dies!!
Various cultural events-festivals and especially:
The 16th International Festival of Traditional dances & music from 25/8-29/8/2022(5 days) in PATRAS and AIGION
One day of the festival will be dedicated to
OLYMPISM (Olympic anthem KOSTIS PALAMAS)
With the honorary presence of Olympians Olympic winners from Greece and abroad.
Our Union ‘IONES΄ in collaboration with the “Society of Fine Arts Kostis Palamas” tries for recognition of the Olympic Anthem as a cultural heritage from UNESCO
(Kostis Palamas wrote the timeless and universal symbol of Olympism, the Olympic anthem in 1895 which was heard at the Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens)
1. PLACE OF THE FESTIVAL:
PATRA: one of the biggest greek cities and a very important port. It is the third-biggest city in Greece, and it is located 200 km far from Athens (the capital of Greece).
AIGION: a beautiful town and touristic area, which is located 175 km west of Athens (Capital of Greece) and 25 Km from Patra
Dancers must be over 17 years old
The group must prepare the following;
7 minutes performance for the opening and closing ceremony
15-20 minutes performances for the main presentations (Performances will take place in nearby places too).
You will have the opportunity to participate in and at other events which we will organize from 25-8-2022, as we state at the beginning of our invitation
The Festival will have a competitive character. Groups will be judged by a Jury and by the public.
The award categories for the committee are:
Awards, in addition, may also be added by the committee
The groups, which do not want to take part in the competition program, should inform us and after agreement, they won’t be judged
5. Rules of accommodation:
Accommodation in Greece will be in:
Apartment complexes by the sea 10-150m OR Hotels
They are located 15-150 meters far from our wonderful beach (photo included).
These apartments have one room or two rooms.
A one-bedroom apartment has a double bed and one single. It also has a kitchen, fridge, bathroom, toilet and balcony.
The two-bedroom apartment has two single beds in one room, one double bed in another room and maybe one more single bed OR 4 single beds OR 5 single beds.
It also has a kitchen, fridge, bathroom, toilet and balcony.
Breakfast will be served:
-Either in the apartment, at a free time since their fridges will be filled with food and drink (milk-tea-juicebread-toasts-jam-toast-cheese-ham–), either in a Greek taverna- restaurant at a certain time.
Hotels are located 1500 m or 8000 m far from the beach.
Also, there is a hotel-apartment’s 10m far from the beach!!!
Breakfast will be served in the hotels.
Menu will be announced to you 10 days before your arrival in Greece.
We would like to invite you to this event, but you will have to follow our instructions below.
Your arrival will have to be 25/8/2022 at the morning between 9 am-2 pm
The departure of each group will have to be in the morning of 30/8/2022 after breakfast.
Maybe You will participate and another festival in VOLOS or Athens from 31/8-3/9/2022
Total accommodation in Greece 9-10 days
We offer FREE breakfast and lunch at noon or night per person per day.
For 26 people and if the group has live music, and for 22 people if there is no live music
Additional individuals of 26 and 22 people respectively will pay for day and for per person € 28,– for apartments and € 33,– for hotels.
I am sending you the application form, and You must send us the completed application form until 10-6-2022
The terms of accommodation that we sent you with the formal invitation are valid till 10-6-2022 , when our budget ends.
After 10-6-2022, the terms change because of the change of prices in hotel rooms.
You should know that the apartment complexes are located near wonderful beaches distanced approximately 15-150 m. The hotels are located at a distance of 1500-10000 m from the sea and one hotel 10m from sea
Your accommodation in a seaside apartment complexes will be booked along with priority on the date of final confirmation of your participation.
Along with the form of your participation, you must send to us:
– 2 or 3 photos of your group
– a short CV about your participation in International festivals
– 2 or 3 videos of 5-10 minutes or a link of videos
ATTENTION: ΄In one of the 5 days of our festival we will realize a festival contemporary dance festival΄΄
Also in the morning 26/8-28/8/2022 you will participate in the 3rd world conference of folklore in dance-music and traditional costume
You will also participate with your band music in the 2nd International Music Festival
Υour transfer from Aero port-Aigio-aero port is our responsibility
Excursions can be organized in nearby interesting and historic places, at your own cost. Among them we would like to mention:
Visit to Delfi (Distance 150klm, 2hours) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphi
Visit Ancient Olympia (Distance 160klm, 2 hours and 20 minutes) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympia,_Greece
Visit to the ancient Theatre of Epidavros (Distance 150klm, 2 hours) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidaurus
Visit to Athens (Acropolis, Stadium etc) (Distance 167 klm, 2 hours
Visit to the Monastery of Agia Lavra and in Kalavryta village (Distance 43 klm, 45 minutes) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agia_Lavra
We can assure you that you will be a part of one of the best and biggest Greek festivals and that your staying in our country will be one unforgettable vacation.