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 Ayvalık Islands, which face the nearby Greek island of Lesbos.

It was an ancient Aeolian port-town, called Kydonies 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.

General Rules

The Groups will stay at hotel (http://www.erginotel.com.tr, http://www.hotel-billurcu.com/tr/ , https://youtu.be/DEtxBy_LfHw - http://mare.ayvalik.hotels-tr.net/tr/) and similar hotels .The number of participants are not limited

Participants age are not limited.

The groups are requested to arrive in Ayvalık on 23 JUNE 2020 - 12:00 and depart on 27 JUNE 2020 - 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 for dance groups with live music but recorded music also acceptable.

Pocket money will not be paid to the groups by Festival Committee.

The groups will prepare 5-10 minutes programs. All groups have to prepare minimum 2 different performances.

Last application until 15.04.2020.


The festival fee is 4 nights 5 days 140 euro per person. 5 nights 6 days 175 Euro. 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 )

On every 25 participants, one member is free of charge. For double rooms, there is a supplement of 5 € per person per day, for a single room 15 € per person per day.


  • 23/08/2020 - 27/08/2020


23/08 - 27/08
  • 5 days (4 nights) = 140 € per person
  • 6 days (5 nights) = 175 € per person


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