17th International Folk Festival Central Pieria – Greece

The festival will be held in Pieria (Paralia of Katerini and Olympic Beach), the land of the ancient Thracian tribe “Pieres” and the Muses, on the flanks of famous Mount Olympus. The surrounding area is the mythological residence of the ancient Greek pantheon, close to the exquisite coasts of the blue Aegean Sea. The pleasant Mediterranean climate and hospitality of the people is a guarantee for a memorable stay in our municipality. It is an ideal tourist destination, gathers archaeological, cultural and environmental interest.

Our previous Festivals in North, Central and South Pieria had big success as we welcomed groups and representatives of more than ten countries in each Festival. We expect that the 17th International festival in the area and 6th in official cooperation with the Municipality of Katerini, will have larger success and will provide to the participants opportunities to learn about different cultures and people, create new friendships, exchange experiences and contacts with other folk groups. Furthermore, during your stay you will have the pleasure to enjoy the Greek hospitality, the crystal blue sea and a bright Greek sun.


Type of groups that can participate: Traditional folk dance groups and folk song groups/choirs.


– Number and age of participants is not limited. Number of participating groups is limited.

– Each group should bring a flag of their country and if available, a board with the name of their group.

– The group should prepare from 10 to 12 minutes program accompanied by their own orchestra or CD/FLASH.

– The registration form should be sent before March 20th, 2019, in order to confirm your participation. Once you have submitted your registration form, a confirmation will be sent to you along with payment instructions. Only the 60% of the total amount should be paid before March 30th 2019, to secure your entry. Upon receiving your payment, an official invitation letter will be sent to you. The rest of the total amount for the group must be received cash on the day of your arrival in Pieria or 10 days before with a bank deposit.

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