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Overview

Turkey's third-largest city is proudly liberal and deeply cultured. Garlanded around the azure-blue Bay of İzmir, it has been an important Aegean port since ancient times, when it was the Greek city of Smyrna, and its seafront kordon (promenade) is as fetching and lively as any in the world.

The city's rich and fascinating heritage reflects the fact that it has been the home of Greeks, Armenians, Jews, Levantines and Turks over the centuries. While not as multicultural these days, it still has resident Jewish and Levantine communities and its unique and delicious cuisine attests to this.

Foreign visitors here are largely limited to business travellers and tourists en route to Ephesus. The reason for this is a mystery to us, as the city is home to compelling attractions including one of Turkey's most fascinating bazaars, an impressive museum of history and art, and a local lifestyle as laid-back as it is welcoming.

General Rules

Participating performers must be 08-14 years old.
The number of participants are 35 maximum (drivers and leaders included)
Groups will arrive in ızmır on April 21nd, 2020 in the afternoon and depart from Izmır on April 25th, 2020 after breakfast.
All participants must get the Travel Health Insurance before they travel to our country.
The Organization Committee will not be responsible for any damages which might occur to the participants or their belongings. In case of an accident or any need for an urgent medical treatment, the Organization Committee will be helpful, but all medical and other expenses of the participant will be paid by the participant or the participant’s insurance.
The participants have full responsibility of all visa procedures before they travel to our country.
Each group must get ready to perform 10 and 20 minutes shows when required. (Total 2 shows)
The participating groups will perform only in activities arranged by the Organization Committee. The groups must participate in all activities of the program. The Organization Committee can change the dates, times, places and the number of all activities of the festival. All the participating groups have to be in agreement with this rule.
Each group should bring flags of their countries with them.

Accommodation

Performers will stay in our students’ houses.
Accommodation of the leaders ,musıcıans,parents and drivers will be at hostels or guest house.(lımıt 8 persons)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided by the Organization Committee. (Lunch may sometimes be provided as lunch boxes).

Dates

  • 21/04/2020 - 25/04/2020

Pricing

21/04 - 25/04
  • 5 days (4 nights) = FREE

Location

How to get there

The traveling expenses to and from ızmır are to be under the responsibility of the participating groups themselves.
For the groups which arrive in Izmır by plane, the transfer to and from airport and local transportations throughout the festival program will be provided by Organization Committee.
The groups which travel to Izmır by their own buses might use them for all local transportation throughout the festival program.

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