Ayvalık is a seaside town on the northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey. It is a district of Balıkesir Province. The town center of Ayvalık is surrounded by the archipelago of the Ayvalık Islands, which faces the nearby Greek island of Lesbos.
It was an ancient Aeolian port-town, called Kydonies (Ancient Greek: Κυδωνίες) and it served surrounding Greek Aeolian cities, such as Pergamos; since the Ottoman era, the name of the city changed to Ayvalik, the town remained predominantly Greek, and although the Turks used its Turkish name, its Greek population used indiscriminately its ancient name Kydonies and its new name Hellenized to Aivali (Αϊβαλί).
The number of participants is not limited.
Dancers (except accompanying people) must be between 8-16 years old.
The groups are requested to arrive in Ayvalık on 20 April 2021 - 12:00 and depart on 24 April 2021 - 12:00, after breakfast.
Gifts provide for each person is an attendance certificate.
Each group should bring flags of their countries with them.
We will prefer dance groups with live music but recorded music also acceptable.
Pocket money will not be paid to the groups by Festival Committee. 100 Lt. Diesel will given for these activities to each bus. (If groups came by bus)
The groups will prepare 5-10 minutes programs. All groups have to prepare a minimum of 2 different performances.
The application deadline is 15.03.2021.
The festival fee is 145 euros per person. It covers organizational expenses, accommodation in a hotel for 4 nights with 3 meals per day. (Open buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Free non-alcohol drink)
The Groups will stay at a hotel (http://www.erginotel.com.tr ) and similar hotels
On every 25 participants, one member is free of charge.
For double rooms, there is a supplement of 5 € per person per day, for single room 15 € per person per day.
- 20/04/2021 - 24/04/2021
20/04 - 24/04
- 5 days (4 nights) = 145 € per person
How to get there
You can arrive on the spot by plane or private bus transportation.
If needed the organizer can provide bus transportation and other transportation services.
Things to do
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)