Welcome to Antalya, the paradise on earth, the pearl city of the Mediterranean, and the Turkish Riviera!
Antalya is the fastest-growing city in Turkey, and tourists from around the world are discovering its fabulous mix of great beaches and traditional Turkish culture. Located on Anatolia's southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast with over one million people in its metropolitan area. The area is shielded from the northerly winds by the Taurus Mountains. Antalya has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild and rainy winters. Around 300 days of the year are sunny, with nearly 3,000 hours of sunlight per year.
Antalya is a city that stands for professionalism, experience, diversity, and quality. With its history, natural beauty, and a rich variety of local lifestyles, the city hosts more than 11 million foreign guests, from all over the world on a yearly basis. As the fourth most visited city in the world, Antalya is one of the world's foremost tourism destinations, offers you a peerless experience.
The International Folk Dance Festival “Turkish Paradise” is a non-competitive festival of traditional and modern dances. At the festival may participate children and youth folklore dance groups, modern dance groups, instrumental groups, choirs, as well as groups and performers from other art styles with a minimum of 10 persons on the stage. The age of participants is not limited.
During the Festival each Group will have 2 performances on the open stage in Side and Antalya where groups can perform either with live music or CD. According to the number of participants, the minutes of the performance will be defined. All groups will have a meeting with the Mayor of Antalya and/or Side. The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the city attractions or shopping. Every Group will be rewarded with a Certificate for taking part in the Festival.
By participating in this festival, you can use the opportunity to connect two festivals "Turkish Paradise" and "Magical Istanbul" and get a special discount, 3 Concerts in just 5 days and visit 2 amazing cities.
1. Istanbul (29.09.- 30.09.) – Antalya (01.10. – 04.10.) = 189 EUR per person
2. Istanbul (29.09. – 30.09.) – Antalya (01.10. – 05.10.) = 225 EUR per person
The application deadline is September 01, 2021.
The accommodation of the participants will be organized in 5**** Hotel located in the region between Antalya and Side, 600 m from the beach on an All-Inclusive basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks). The groups will be accommodated in rooms with 3 and 4 beds with their own bathroom. Each Group can have only 2 double rooms which can be used for the Leaders and Drivers. For any extra double room, the group should pay an extra 5 euro/person/day and for a single room an additional 20 euro per day.
The festival fee covers organizational expenses, transport during the festival, accommodation in 5***** Hotel for 4, 5, or 6 nights with 3 meals, snacks, and drinks on an All-Inclusive basis. For every 25 participants, one member is free of charge.
If the group shows interest in extending the stay the organizers should be informed during the application process and the price for an extra night is 40 euro per person per day.
- 01/10/2021 - 05/10/2021
01/10 - 05/10
- 5 days (4 nights) = 160 € per person
- 6 days (5 nights) = 195 € per person
- 7 days (6 nights) = 225 € per person
How to get there
In the case the group arrives by plane, we can organize the transport to Antalya airport – Hotel - Antalya airport. The price will depend on the total number of the group's participants.
During the festival days, transportation from the hotel to the performance area and back will be organized and covered by the organizational council.
Parking for buses (during your stay) is free.
The participant group should arrive in Antalya on the 30th of September 2020 and leave on the 06th of October 2020 after having breakfast and leave the rooms till 10:00.
The number of participants is limited. Therefore, we will appreciate if you can send us your application by 15 September 2020. After receiving your application, we will send you the official invitation for participating in the Festival. We will also assist you in obtaining a visa if necessary. Each member must have a travel insurance policy.
The organizer reserves the right to any changes in the program, and the participants will be informed on time. The copyright of all video materials and pictures is the ownership of the Organization of the Festival. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions!
Things to do
Explore Antalya like never before!
1. MANAVGAT FULL – DAY BOAT CRUISE
Spend a day onboard, join a foam party, and swim in the turquoise waters of the Turkish Riviera. Cruise along the Manavgat River on the western slopes of the Taurus Mountains on a full-day tour. Go to the Grand Bazaar at Manavgat to experience the local life, and pick-up some souvenir bargains on the way.
2. SIDE: Sightseeing of Old Town & Manavgat Waterfalls with Guide
Manavgat Waterfall is one of the best-known waterfalls in Antalya, Turkey. The waterfall and its delta are the most important natural richness of the Manavgat town. Take a boat trip on the stunning Manavgat River, you can swim in the cool waters, enjoy the scenery.
3. ANTALYA City Tour & ANTALYA AQUARIUM
As one of the biggest aquarium complexes in the world, Antalya Aquarium offers inspiration, entertainment, and education all at once. After touring the 40 thematic aquariums, you will come across the biggest tunnel aquarium in the world with a length of 131 meters and a width of 3 meters.
4. ANTALYA: City Tour with 3 Waterfalls and Old Town
Get back to nature at Düden Waterfalls on a full-day tour with lunch. Watch the cascades of the Lower Düden Falls drop into the Mediterranean Sea, and then head to Kurşunlu Waterfalls in the middle of a beautiful pine forest.
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 to
- 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)