Overview

The region of Cappadocia is located in the middle of a once-active volcanic area of central Anatolia. Millions of years ago three of its mountains - Erciyes, Hasandağ, and Güllüdağ - were active volcanoes; indeed this activity persisted intermittently at least into the
Neolithic period according to the prehistoric paintings.
The volcanic eruptions were so strong that in some places the lava was up to 150m in thickness. Over many millions of years, volcanoes, wind, rain, and ice sculpted the region which we now know as Cappadocia. As the landscape was eroded, basalt stones remained and formed conical structures with some reaching as high as 45m.
The local people referred to these unique rock formations as "fairy chimneys", a name that has endured throughout the ages. If nature was the first artist to arrange the decor, it was an Anatolian man who carved the rock and built houses, churches, and over 250 underground cities out of it over the centuries. In the early years of the first millennium, groups of Christians fleeing Roman persecution began moving into the inaccessible wilds of Cappadocia seeking refuge. One group which arrived from Jerusalem via Antioch (Antakya) and Caesarea (Kayseri) in the second century settled down in the area now known as Derinkuyu. Finding the soft volcanic tuff easy to carve, they began to expand the natural caves and link them together, creating dwellings, chapels, churches, and monasteries through which these people found the
peace and security they had so desperately sought. It is said that there are around 500 churches and chapels in Cappadocia. The variety and artistry of their architecture, layout, and decoration are fascinating and amazing. Basilicas with single, double, or triple naves, cruciform plans, vestibules, aisles, apses, domes, columns, pillars, and more – can be found in these churches, with all having been hollowed out of stone. Many of the churches are also decorated with painstakingly-painted frescoes. The monumental task of restoring, repairing, and maintaining these churches and underground cities goes on even while they receive thousands of visitors a year.

Accommodation

Dormitories accommodation is 75 euro per person (HALF Board )
Hotel accommodation is 125 euro half board 4-star hotel.
For each of the extra nights, the additional price is 30 Euro and only 2 nights of extra accommodation is allowed.

For every 26 people, there will be free accommodation given for 1 person.

Dates

  • 11/07/2021 - 15/07/2021

Pricing

11/07 - 15/07
  • 5 days (4 nights) = 75 € per person
  • 5 days (4 nights) = 125 € per person

Itinerary

International Cappadocia Dance and Music Festival” will be arranged between 11 – 15 July 2021. Participants have to come to Cappadocia on 11 July check-in time is 14.00 ‘ clock and leaving time is 15 July,check-out time is 11.00 a.m.
There is no limit to the participant numbers.
Participants can use CD or live music.
Participants will show their performance in place which is in accordance with the festival committee’s decision.
The Festival committee will take care of weather conditions.
While the festival, participants will prepare their performance MOST 8 minutes longer. Groups have performances every day. Choir groups also have performances every day. They will prepare their performance MAXİMUM 10 MİNUTES LONGER.
The performance will show in an open area. Performances will show in areas that are 9 * 8 meters.
The Festival committee will give a guide to all groups while the festival. The Festival language is English.
There will be historical and touristy trips for participants in their free time.
While the festival, every group's security will be ensured by the festival committee.

Every type of travel, health insurance, and other insurances are in groups owns.
Each group should bring flags of their countries with them.
There are no age limits for performers.
For each person, the committee will give the participant's card. For groups management will give Diploma.

Program:

1st day - 11th July
14.00 Welcome
14.00 – 18.00 Free Time
18.30 – 19.30 VISIT ( Municipality Mayor )
19.30 – 20.30 Dinner

2nd day - 12th July
08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
09.00 – 10.00 Free Time
10.00 – 12.00 TRIP ( Avanos Çömlek evi - pottery workshop)
13.00 – 16.30 TRIP (Zelve, Paşabağ, Avanos)
16.00 – 18.30 Free Time
18.30 – 19.00 Dinner
20.00 – 20.30 Parade (with traditional costumes)
20.30 – 22.00 Performance ( 8 minutes )
22.30 Back to Dormitory (Hotel)

3rd day - 13th July
08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 13.00 Free Time (Forum Shopping Center)
13.30 – 18.00 TRIP ( Orta Hisar Castle, Panoramic View Cappadocia, Uç Hisar,)
18.30 – 19.30 Dinner
20.30 – 22.00 Performance ( 8 minutes )
22.30 Back to Dormitory (Hotel)

4th day - 14th July
08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
09.00 – 12.00 Free Time
12.30 – 17.00 TRIP Ürgüp (Üç güzeller, Turasan Wine Fabric)
18.30 – 19.30 Dinner
20.15 – 21.30 Performance ( 8 minutes )
22.30 Back to Dormitory (Hotel)

5th day - 15th July
08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
10.00 Departure Time for Groups

The deadline for application is 01.06.2021

Things to do

Trip Planner

It will be our pleasure to make your trip an unforgettable experience!

We can provide the following services for your group:

  • accommodation during the trip (in case you need a sleepover on your way to the chosen destination)
  • accommodation during the festival event you attend
  • travel and transportation tips and assistance
  • purchasing airplane and bus tickets
  • organizing transportation for a group or individuals
  • assist and advise in the procedure of issuing visas (if needed)

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