International Veteran’s Festival Of Dance And Songs “Ohrid Waves”
Ohrid an immortal town, a magical hill that links ancient and modern times forever. Ohrid has been a living town for 2400 years, notable for having 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and is referred to as the Macedonian Jerusalem. Today Ohrid is a cultural, spiritual and tourist centre. Together with Lake Ohrid have been named a world cultural and natural heritage listed city under the protection of UNESCO since 1980.
The International Veteran’s Festival “Ohrid Waves” is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances and music performed by groups. On the festival can participate folk groups, modern dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, choirs as well as groups and performers from other art styles.
3* Hotels – FB Basis
4 days (3 nights) – 85 euro
Group of 20 pax - 1 pax free
Included in the festival fee
The Groups will be accommodated in rooms with 3 beds and 4 beds on a full board basis. Only 2 double rooms are available per group which can be used for the Leaders and drivers.
Double Room: 4 euro/person/day
Single Room: 15 euro/day
Extra night: 25 euro/person/day
Participation fee can be paid via bank transfer or in cash on the day of arrival. Each participant group should pay 30% in advance after receiving the official invitation. After this date (20.05.2021) advance payment are not refunded.
04.06. – Friday
Arrival and accommodation of the groups at the hotel
Meeting with FFA representative and short description of the festival program
(2 leaders per group max)
05.06. – Saturday
Free Time - Excursion Day (You can find more information in “Excursions” section.)
06.06. – Sunday
Concert (Depending of the number of the groups we will let you know about the minutes of your performance.)
Departure Of The Groups After The Breakfast
Detailed Festival Program will be given to you 1 month before the start of the festival.
The organizer reserves the right to any changes in the program, and the participants will be informed on time. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions!
Explore Ohrid like never before!
1. Sightseeing of the old part of the city Ohrid
Ohrid Roman Amphitheater - Build around 200 BC, just over 2000 years old. Today is used during the Ohrid Summer Festival for performances of ancient tragedies and comedies.
Samuil’s Fortress - dated from 4th century B.C., Samuel’s fortress consumes the city’s skyline with walls 3 km long and 16 meters high. With its strategic location, overlooking the town and the lake, it provides an ideal place for taking in the whole panorama of Ohrid and its surroundings.
St. Pantelejmon (Plaosnik) – dedicated to St. Climent and St. Pantelejmon it stands next to the ruins of the original St Clement´s monastery school at Plaosnik.
St. John Kaneo – it is not certain when it was built and fresco painted. St. John Kaneo church is most known for its scenic location, standing on a cliff over Lake Ohrid.
2. Boat trip (Ohrid – St. Naum – Ohrid)
Lake Ohrid – one of Europe’s deepest and according to most experts the oldest lake in Europe. The importance of the lake was further emphasized when it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979.
St. Naum Monastery – one of the most beautiful monasteries in Macedonia and an important pilgrimage place founded in the 910 by St.Naum. Among the local people there is a belief that the place is holy and sacred and that the ghost of St. Naum helps couples who have problems with having their own children.
Detailed Excursions with Prices will be given to you 1 month before the festival.
It will be our pleasure to make your trip an unforgettable experience!
We can provide the following services for your group:
accommodation during the trip (in case you need sleepover to your way to the chosen destination)
accommodation during the festival event you attend
travel and transportation tips and assistance
purchasing airplane and bus tickets
organizing transportation for a group or individuals
assist and advise in the procedure of issuing visas (if needed)
The groups should pay the travel expenses by themselves to Ohrid and back.
The groups coming by bus can use their own transport all the time during the festival and the small journeys around the city. Any expense caused by the usage of the bus (accident, robbing, breakdown, etc) should be covered by the vehicle’s insurance. Each member must have travel insurance policy.
The festival organizers will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Ohrid Airport, and back to the same airport. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number. You can also arrive through Skopje, Tirana or Thessaloniki Airport which are only 200 km from Ohrid.