Location: PODČETRTEK , Slovenia
Director: Z.S & WOFA
Application Deadline: 1 October, 2023
I N V I T A T I O N
With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk ensembles, Choral groups,Brass bands, orchestras, modern dance group, majorette teams, art schools, ballroom and modern dance groups), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on International music & Folk - dance festival “WELNESS FEST ” from 16 – 19 November, PODČETRTEK ,SLOVENIA 2023
The Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance and music.
Slovenia is the first country in the world to be declared a green destination based on the Green Destinations Criteria. Situated in the heart of Europe, Slovenia is a boutique country between the Alps, Mediterranean Sea, mysterious Karst with more than 11,000 karst caves and Pannonian Plain, rich in healthy water springs. Slovenia's capital – Ljubljana, was awarded the European Green Capital 2016 title. Welcome to Slovenia, the only country with the word LOVE in its name!
Podčetrtek is a small slovenian city, close to the well-known Terma Olimia.
In the category of smaller towns, Podčetrtek got a gold medal at Entente Florale Europe. It is characterized by its extraordinary cultural wealth, intact nature, diverse tourist offer and friendly people.
The region of “counts and vagabonds” is marked by vineyards and forests and since 2010 the Kozjansko region along with Obsotelje has been classified as a UNESCO biosphere reservation. The Kozjansko or Srednje Sotelsko region is a hilly region in the Bistrica river basin that borders the picturesque river Sotla on the east; the northern border is marked by the Plešivec and Žusem hills, and the southern border by the Bohor and Orlica hills.
Terme Olimia attracts different guests with a broad offer, kind approach to each guest, and varied activities in a calm rural environment. The surroundings of Terme Olimia are perfect for active holidays. You will be fascinated by the intact nature, walking and cycling routes, and numerous attractions that are located less than 15 minutes’ walk from Terme Olimia. In the wellness Termalija you can enjoy nature to the full – sun, water, and air. Everyone can find something in this diverse complex, whether in pools, fast river, geysers, whirlpools or massages, saunas and fitness. Complete relaxation, physical activity, stress management, a healthy environment and pleasant company are wishes that come true in this centre of modernity.More info: https://www.terme-olimia.com/
16.11. Day 1
12.00 Arrival at Podcetrtek Accomodation and
13.00 – 15.00 Lunch in the hotel.
Free time for activities in one of the best and luxurious wellness centre in Slovenia - Wellnes centre Termalia ( wellness activities are included in price ), 18.00 – 20.00 dinner
20.30 welcome party for participating groups
17.11. Day 2,
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast in hotel, free time for wellness activities OR visiting nearest slovenian cities ( ROGASKA SLATINA – 10km, CELJE – 30km, , BREZICE – 35km, PTUJ – 35km, MARIBOR – 50km, LJUBLJANA – 110km ),
14.00 -15.00 lunch in hotel and free time for wellness activities,
18.00 – 19.00 dinner.
19.30 Festival evening ( about 15 minutes per group )
18.11. Day 3,
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast in hotel, , free time for wellness OR optional excursion with guide (extra charge ) : 10.00 entry to the road train 10.15 visiting Minorite Monastery of Olimje and degustation of ‘’patros drops’’11.30 visiting unique chocolate boutique Syncerus, 12.30 visiting unique brewery Haler, degustation of beer and home-made sausage, or visiting winery and degustation of 4 different type of wine and cheese, or visiting JELENOV GREBEN (sightseeing and feeding of the deer, visiting deer shop and tasting home made products )
14.00 -15.00 return to Terme Olimia and Lunchand free time for wellness activities.
18.00-20.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00 Closing ceremony of the festival, plaque and diploma award, exchange of the presents between the groups and the organizers.
19.11. Day 4
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast at the hotel, departure of the groups
Price: 145 € per person
Includes 3 nights in Vas Lipa, full board at the Hotel ( dinner, breakfast, lunch – open buffet),
International music &folk -dance festival “Welness Fest” was held with great success in Terme Olimia in Podcetrtek, Slovenia from 14-17 November 2019
Festival was organized by WOFA - World Festival Association- office in Slovenia and Terme Olimia...
Festival evening was held on the square in Terme...after performances they receive sertificates and presents from organizer..
During the days participants enjoy to the swimming pools with thermal water or visit Zagreb city or Ljubljana city..
On the festival were present the President of Wofa and Vice - President Mr Ales Breznikar and Mr Zoran Strezovski wish Welcome to Slovenia to the ensembles..
Some moments of the festival on the link