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XXVI International Folk and Modern Dance Festival „HANIOTI“

Application Form Date: 28 - 2 June, 2017
Location: Hanioti, Greece
Director: WOFA
Application Deadline: 1 March, 2020
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.
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.

Conditions of the festivals:

  • 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.
  • 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 changed upon arrival.
  • All groups need to send their music 10 days before festival!
In the last 12 years on the Festival in Hanioti participated 20.500 children.

Participation fee:

  • 120 Euro per person for 5 days on half-board basis

Participation fee includes:

  • Accommodation, 5 days HB (breakfast, lunch) (extra night on half board basis is 25 euro per person)
  • Expenses of the festival organization)
  • In the end of the Festival, after the show, the Groups have gift exchange and receiving certificates.
  • On 25 participants, every 26th is free of charge (usually driver or Leader of the group).
Participation expenses do not cover dinner (gyros 2 € at “Garry gyros” or dinner for 6 €).                      
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).
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.

Transport and travel conditions:

The participant/group should cover travel expenses for the trip from their country to Hanioti and back.
In case when the group arrives by plane, we can organize a transfer Thessaloniki airport – Hanioti - Thessaloniki airport (price is 600 €)


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 2017.
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.
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.
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 invitatio
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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