Folklore Festival
Folklore Festival

International Festival of Dance and Songs "Hanioti September" , Hanioti - Greece

24th September - 29th September 2018

Organizers:

Folklore Festival Association

Municipality of Kassandria

Bros Travel

Hanioti - most popular, prettiest place of Halkidiki, ideal for couples and families

Hanioti is a small and very picturesque village in Halkidiki, situated on the peninsula's first prong, only a 60 minute drive from Greece's northern capital, Thessaloniki. Upon arrival, every visitor will be captivated by this small picturesque paradise that has been designed to cater for the needs of even the most discerning traveler and guarantee a relaxing and memorable stay. Close to Greece's northern capital, Thessaloniki, in the county of Halkidiki, the small village of Hanioti is a coastal settlement that offers the amenities of a cosmopolitan center, blessed by nature and characterized by crystal clear waters, greenery, traditional hospitality, friendly inhabitants, and unforgettable nights.

General Conditions

The International folk and modern dance festival “Hanioti” is a non - competitive festival. On the festival can participate children and youth folklore dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, as well as groups and performers from other art styles. Participants should be from the age of 5 to 105.

The Festival will be organized in the main square of Hanioti and surrounded villages of Municipality of Kassandria. The shows are organized in the evening hours with a short defile at the start and can be either with live music or CD. According to the number of participants the minutes of performances will be defined.

Note: All groups need to send their music 10 days before festival!

During daytime it is possible to organize rehearsals in the amphitheater.

As all the performances are in the evening hours, the festival team can organize several excursions:

1. Cruising boat for all interested participants – party on the ship. The ship sails through bay to the second peninsula making brakes on Toroni beach and Turtle island for swimming and sightseeing (price – 15 € per person).

2. Magic Park: Last day on the way back (or any one before) it is possible to organize visit to an exciting amusement park (17:00 – 20:00h, 15€ per person). Prices are for 2016, maybe there will be change in 2018.

In the end of the Festival, after the show, the Groups have gift exchange and receiving certificates.

Accommodation

Accommodation is organized in apartments 5 minutes from the beach and city center. The Groups will be accommodated in rooms with 3 beds and 4 beds on a half board basis. Only 2 double rooms are available per group which can be used for the Leaders and drivers.

On the main square around the amphitheater there are traditional Greek restaurants in which we organize breakfast and lunch.

Note: The Groups must send the rooming list one month before the festival. Groups that do not send, the rooming list will be made by festival and can’t be any changes upon arrival.

Participation fee is 125€ and cover accommodation, 5 days HB (breakfast, lunch), and expenses of the festival organization. On 25 participants, every 26th is free of charge.

Participation expenses do not cover dinner (gyros 2 € at “Garry gyros” or dinner for 6 €).

Participation fee can be paid via bank transfer or in cash on the day of arrival. Advance payment of 10 euro per person should be made after receiving the official invitation.

If the group shows interest in extending the stay the organizers should be informed during the application process (the price for extra night on half board basis is 25 euro per person).

Transport and Travel Conditions

The participant group should cover travel expenses for the trip between their country and Hanioti.

In the case the group arrives by plane, we can organize the transport Thessaloniki airport – Hanioti - Thessaloniki airport (price is 600 €)

In the last 13 years on the Festival in Hanioti participated 23.500 children.

The organizer reserves the right for any changes in the program, and the participants will be informed on time. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions.

Number of participants is limited. Therefore, we will appreciate if you can send us your application:

- until 10 April 2018 for the festival in June

- until 20 July 2018 for the festival in September

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