Location: ISOLA, Slovenia
Director: Zoran Strezovski & WOFA
Application Deadline: 30 April, 2019
I N V I T A T I O N
With pleasure we INVITE you (folk groups, Choral groups and orchestras majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on III International festival “SLOVENIAN COAST FEST 2019 ” 25 -28 August,Isola 2019
ISOLA - There is the unique cliff in Strunjan, the highest elevation on the Adriatic coast, reaching 80 meters above the sea level. The Škocjanski zatok Nature Reserve is a safe haven for many animal and plant species, and especially birds, since there are as many as 245 different species on less than 122 hectares of land. Nearly just as many birds found their home in the salt pans of Sečovlje, where the Adriatic sea-salt is still harvested the old fashioned way. The three coastal towns, Izola, Piran and Koper, attract visitors with their medieval appearance.
And there, in the middle of the 46-kilometre coast, lies a small seaside town with a rich history, marked by fishing and waves. Izola was once an island in the Adriatic Sea and is still uniquely bound to the sea and the fishing traditions. The town is characterized by various beaches, orange wine, water sports and traditional events celebrating the gifts from the surrounding lands. There are eight different beaches on the 5-kilometre coast of Izola: bathing areas with facilities, natural and wild beaches, a sandy bay, an archaeological site as well as the beach with the best view, a wheelchair accessible beach and even a dog friendly beach. The longest beach in Slovenian Istria is currently developing along the road connecting Izola and Koper, right were the SS Rex, the biggest ocean liner of its time that sailed under the Italian flag, sank in 1944.
Come to Izola for an authentic experience of the Mediterranean!
The Mediterranean climate, mild winters, warm autumn and sunny spring give exceptional opportunities for a pleasant stay in this area.
Arrival to Izola at 12.00. Accomodation in Hostel Riviera Izola and lunch in selfservice reasaurant in Hostel. Free time for beach activities, dinner and welcome party for participating groups
breakfast in hostel, free time for beach activities, swimming, sunbathing OR visiting nearest slovenian cities ( KOPER – 9km, PORTOROŽ – 8km, PIRAN – 9km, STRUNJAN ( famous Strunjan saltworks ) – 9km, POSTOJNA ( famous Postojna cave ) – 22km, TRIESTE ( ITA )– 25km, LIPICA ( stud fam – famous lipizan horses ) - 40km, LJUBLJANA – 110km ),
lunch, free time for beach activities, dinner.
In the evening – performance ( about 15 minutes per group )
breakfast in hotel, free time for beach activities OR optional Boat excursion along the slovenian coast. This excursion may start from Koper, Izola, Piran, Portorož or Ankaran. Boat will pick you up at selected pier and take you to see the panoramic view of Slovenian costal towns and other small bays along the riviera coastline.
In the evening, closing ceremony of the festival, plaque and diploma award, exchange of the presents between the groups and the organizers.
breakfast at the hostel, departure of the groups
Price: 132 € per person
Includes 3 nights in HOSTEL IZOLA ( double, tripple and quadruple rooms) , full board at the Hostel ( dinner, breakfast, lunch), souvenir and gift for each group, welcome cocktail with leaders of the groups, certificate for attendance, drinks during the performance, free bus parking, reception in city hall, advertising of the festival
The HOSTEL of the secondary school of Izola (Riviera) is located by the sea, right next to the city promenade, which runs from famous ‘’Simonov zaliv’’ to the old city center and the "Lighthouse".
Tourist tax in Slovenia - 2,5€ per person/day for adults
Tourist tax in Slovenia – 1,25€ per person/day for person younger than 18 years
Festival organizers provide:
- for 20 dancers – one gratis,
- souvenir and gift for each group,
- Welcome cocktail
- Certificate for attendance,
- drinks during the performance,
- tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,
- reception in city hall,
- advertising of the festival (press conference, radio and tv channels, posters and flayers).
Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group.
NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED ON 400 PARTICIPANTS.