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Dance and music festival in DALMATIA

Application Form Price: 129 € Date: 11 - 14 September, 2021
Location: ZATON -NIN, Croatia
Director: Aron &WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 March, 2021
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

                                          I N V I T A T I O N

 We celebrate A unique festival when the participants can perform their art in the nights for the local people and tourists in Zaton and Nin.

During the day the fun simply doesn’t stop, since every member of the group can participate in a variety of activities. From water games and contests at the beach and the swimming pool to karaoke and dancing, anyone can join in a carefree merrymaking. Excellent live music, concerts and traditional festivities also contribute to the lively and relaxed ambience of the resort.

Holiday Resort is located in the immediate vicinity of urban centers offering a wide range of cultural events and additional services that are not available in the resort.

The Resort is located only 16 km north-west of Zadar, a town with an exceptional history and rich cultural heritage dating back 3,000 years. This is far enough to provide an oasis of peace and quiet, yet close enough to experience the beauty of summer nights in this Dalmatian town.2 km from the Resort is the historical small town of Nin, rich in exceptionally valuable archaeological sites. Nin is also interesting for its medicinal mud – peloid – which is used for health purposes

Participants:

  • Folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world
  • The number of the participants are not limited
  • No age limits

Participation fee

  • 129 Euro per person
    • Addition day can be booked for 40 euro/person/day
    • Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge!

Participation fee includes:

  • Participation in the festival concerts
  • Half-board-buffet (tap drinks for lunch/dinner included) 
  • Diplomas, gifts
  • Accommodation in 3* apartments or mobile homes at Zaton Holiday Resort – www.zaton.hr

All apartments are equipped with:

kitchen/dining area

terrace/balcony

bathroom with shower/toilet

air-condition

safe deposit box

flat-screen TV with SAT channels, telephone, internet access (W-LAN)

microwave oven, coffee machine, kettle, cooking accessories, refrigerator with small freezer compartment

bed-linen (weekly exchange), towels (exchange twice a week)

daily taking out the trash from the apartment

hair dryer, rack for drying clothes

outdoor furniture on terrace/balcony

electricity 220 V

iPod Docking Station

Cleaning kit essentials: dish detergent, sponge and dishtowel, broom and shovel, bucket and mop

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transport
  • Optional Programs, excursions (only recommendations, not arranged by the organizers)
  • Insurance
  • Tourist tax (payment on spot): 10,00 kn (approx. euro 1,4) per person daily. Persons from 12 - 17 years pay 50% and children under 12 are free of charge.
  • Supplement for a lunch: 13 euro 

Program:

11 September

Afternoon arrival in Zaton
Occupying the apartments (or mobile homes), meeting with group leaders, organizers
Free program – beach

The long, mostly sandy beach is without a doubt one of the best ones in Croatia. It is just perfect for adult and young, who can build sandcastles, freely splash in the shallow water, use the playgrounds and then cool off in the shade of the pine trees or on a deck chair under a beach umbrella. Teens and adults can also choose from a variety of fun activities and sport facilities available. In addition, the tiled path enables access for people with disabilities. 

Dinner

12 September

Breakfast
Free program – beach, boat trip
Sightseeing in Zadar – Zadar is the cultural, economic and administrative centre of the region, located 16 kilometraes from Zaton. The city is 3000 years old and for centuries it was the capital of Dalmatia. The city is very rich with world known cultural monuments which can be seen throughout the entire city. To this day the ancient street plans on the peninsula dating from the Roman Empire have been preserved. Zadar is also a town with many pedestrian areas. A pleasant walk along the ancient stone-paved lanes of the old town is perfect for learning more about the town's rich history and experiencing its modern pace of life. Zadar also boasts two truly unique attractions on the seafront: the Sea Organ, which produces music using the power of the waves, and the light magic of the new installation Greeting to the Sun.

The symbol of the city is the pre-Romanesque church of St. Donat dating back to the 9th century. In Zadar you can see some of the most beautiful samples of Croatian Romanesque architecture

Dinner

Evening performance on the stage of Zaton Resort

Receiving the gifts and diplomas by the organizers, Muzsa Office

13 September

Breakfast
Beach, sightseeing in Nin

Nin, the oldest royal town in Croatia, is situated only 2 kilometres from Zaton on a small island ringed by long sandy beaches.

This old Croatian town is situated on a small island surrounded by long sandy beaches. Archaeological research gives us evidence of the present of man in Nin about 10 000 years ago. Near the old part of the town, findings prove that man lived there 5000 years ago.
Nin has been urbanised for the past 3000 years. Nin was founded by the Illyrian Liburnians in the 9th c. B.C. when it carried the name Aenona. Croats came to Nin in the 7th century, inhabited it and it became the first political, cultural and religious centre of the medieval times in this region.
The ancient town of Nin was home to the famous prince Višeslav, the bishop Grgur Ninski, prince Branimir, the kings Krešimir, Zvonimir and Tomislav, as well as the princes of Bribir who also lived in Nin.
Nin is also well known for two pre-Romanesque churches, St. Cross (Holy Cross) from the 9th c., which is known to be the smallest cathedral in the world and the church of St. Nicholas on a specific small hill from the 11th c.

Dinner

Performance in the main square of Nin

Receiving the gifts by the town of Nin

14 September

Breakfast,

Departure of the participants

Excursions

Sail to Kornati islands, roam the ancient streets of Zadar or explore the Zrmanja canyon in kayak! Many towns with rich cultural-historical heritage, national parks and other natural beauties are quite close to Zaton. The resort takes charge of organizing excursions to various places of interests, so the only thing you have to do is decide on the place you want to visit.

 

National parks

NP Kornati - unique group of 89 islands, islets and cliffs

NP Krka - Krka river with its 7 waterfalls is a natural karst phenomenon

NP Plitvice Lakes - 16 bigger and a few smaller lakes; the biggest waterfall having a height of 76m; one of Croatia's natural attractions on UNESCO's list

NP Paklenica - unique park where you have the feeling that the sea and mountains merge; rich forest area with deep canyons in the Velebit mountain with numerous caves and pits

 

Cities

Nin - the oldest Croatian royal town

Zadar - for centuries the capital city of Dalmatia, today the region's main center with rich cultural heritage of international importance

Trogir - small Romanesque city and harbor at the end of Kaštela bay that is on UNESCO's list because of its cultural and historical attractions

Split - the center of Middle Dalmatia with many cultural and monumental sights such as Diocletian's palace which is also on UNESCO's list

 

Other

Modric Cave - the cave is 836 m long; completely untouched nature and one of the richest caves on the Mediterranean

Falcon Center - introduction to the world of prey birds

Zrmanja River - river boat ride and Dalmatian picnic

Canoeing

Rafting

Sea kayaking

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NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                              Published on 12 Sepyember 2019

 250 PARTICIPANTS AT THE DANCE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL IN ZATON AND NIN

The Dance and Music Festival was organized for the fifth time in the Croatian towns Zaton and Nin from 8 to 11 September. Hungarian, Estonian, Bulgarian and Romanian folk dance ensembles, choirs and wind orchestras - a total of 250 participants, met at the sixth edition of the festival and presented the folklore, songs and music of their countries.

The holiday resort of Zaton is 15 km from Zadar. It is famous for its sandy beach and large camping resort (Zaton Holiday Village or resort).  The wooded environment of the resort is beautiful and the beach is suitable for families with small children

"One of the performances took place on the open-air stage of the resort and the other in the old town of Nin. In addition to bathing and boat excursions the bands also participated in a sightseeing tour in Zadar.", informed the festival director Áron Kováts, who handed the participants gifts at the closing concert.

Reviews from the groups: 

This festival has review of 6 groups and average estimation is VERY GOOD - 8,0/10
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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