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                       FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL

                         IONES

          10 - 14 AUGUST  2015

 

 

The Cultural Association IONES after the 10th World festival of traditional dances , organizes the K΄POSEIDONIA 2015

 

In previous 10 years the associations has organized 10 folk dance festivals

 

And 3 Children festivals. More than 380 groups and more than 13000

 

Artists from Greece and all over world participate in the previous editions. In 2015 the association during the celebration of Κ’ POSEIDONIA 2015

 

                                                                      ORGANIZES

                                    the 11th INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE  FESTIVAL

 

Terms of  the  International Folk Dance Festival

 

1.PLACE OF THE FESTIVAL

 

Nikoleika is a touristic place of Egialia Municipality in West Greece. It is near the sea. It is 7klm far  from Egio (the capital of the Municipality), 30klm from Patras (one of the biggest Greek cities and very important port) and 165km far  from the capital Athens.

 

2.PARTICIPATION

Dancers must be over 17 years old.
Groups must be maximum 30 persons
Only live music

 

The accommodation and the meals(breakfast-lunch or dinner)are our responsibility and it will be at tourist hotels next to the beach RODINI or hotel Florida Blue Bay Resort & Spa or hotel Themisto for 30 PERSONS, no more including dancers-musicians- drivers- etc

3. PERFORMANCES

 

The group must prepare the following

 

10 minutes performance for the opening and close ceremony

 

20 minutes performances for the main presentations

 

Performances will take place in nearby places too.

 

4. COMPETITION

 

   The festival will have competitive character. Groups will be judged by Jury and by the public.

The following

 

Best group

 

Best costumes

 

Best scenic presentation

For the 1st place in each category money award will be given (The exact amount will be announced soon).

Award categories may be added by jury.

Groups that do not want to take place in the competition programme can be accepted after agreement and will not be judged.

5.TRAVEL COSTS 

Travel expenses up from Airport to Aigio will be our responsibility

 

6.EXCURSIONS

Excursions can be organized in nearby interesting and historic places, at your own cost. Among them we would like to mention:

 

Visit to Delfi  (Distance 150klm, 2hours) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphi

 

Visit Ancient Olympia (Distance 160klm, 2 hours and 20 minutes) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympia,_Greece

 

Visit to the ancient Theatre of Epidavros  (Distance 150klm, 2 hours) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidaurus

 

Visit to Athens (Acropolis, Stadium etc) (Distance 167 klm, 2 hours

 

Visit to the Monastery of Agia Lavra and in Kalavryta village (Distance 43 klm, 45 minutes) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agia_Lavra

http://www.ekalavrita.gr/EN/aksiotheata.html

 

 

For full conditions and application forms please contact us

 

Stavropoulos   Asimakis     President of   IONES

               Director   of Festival

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                 www.iones-eliki.gr

 tel. 003026910-81927   mob:00306948-115031

               fax:003026910-81650

 

Address: Asimakis   Stavropoulos

               NIKOLEIKA

     Municipality   Aigialeias     code: 25100     Greece

 

 

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 10th World Festival of Traditional Dances 2014

                                          under the auspices of 

Ministry of Culture and Sports

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Greek National Tourism Organization

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Greek National Committee for Unesco 

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IOV World

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                    10 YEARS

                   2004-2014

                  WORLD FESTIVALS of TRADITIONAL DANCES  

 

The association celebrates 10 years WORLD FESTIVALS TRADITIONAL DANCES

This year organizes the I΄ POSIDONIA 2014

In previous 9 years the associations has organized 9 Folk Festivals and 3 Children festivals. More than 350 groups and more than 11000 artists from Greece and all over the world participated in the previous editions.  

In 2014 the association during the celebration of I΄ POSIDONIA 2014

                                            ORGANIZES

2 nd   CHOIR FESTIVAL ΄΄GEORGE   PAPPAS΄΄

                                         2/8-5/8/2014

terms of the International Choir Festival 

1.PLACE OF THE FESTIVAL

NIKOLEIKA

NIKOLEIKA is a touristic place of Egialia Municipality. It is near the sea. It is 7klm far from Egio (the capital of the Municipality), 30klm from Patras (one of the biggest Greek cities and very important port) and 165klm from the capital Athens.

       terms of the International Choir Festival

  

2.PARTICIPATION

ü     There is no age limit

ü     All choirs children, youth, adult male and female can take part .

ü     Groups must be maximum 30 persons (more participants can be accepted after agreement)

. CONCERTS

The group must prepare the following

ü     2 songs (no more than 10 minutes) of folk music of the country of choir ‘s origin for the opening ceremony

ü     6 songs (no more than 20 minutes) of free choice of the choir for the main performance

3. GIFT EXCHANGES  

   In each group local products, plackets and dipolomas will be given. Dvd of the festival will be sent to you too.

 4.ACCOMODATION 

Accomodation will take place in 3star hotel 30m from the sea.

 

5.TRAVEL COSTS 

Travel expenses up to Nikoleika will be at your own cost

6.ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

ü     Your group must arrive in Nikoleika at 2/8/2013 between 09.00 --14.00

ü     Departure will take place on 5/8/2013 after breakfast.

For groups that will stay less days arrival and departure will be arranged after agreement.

7.EXCURSIONS

Excursions can be organized in nearby interesting and historic places, at your own cost. Among them we would like to mention:

ü     Visit to Delfi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphi (Distance 150klm, 2hours)

Visit Ancient Olympia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympia,_Greece (Distance 160klm, 2 hours and 20 minutes)

ü    Visit to the ancient Theatre of Epidavros http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidaurus (Distance 150klm, 2 hours)

ü     Visit to Athens (Acropolis, Stadium etc) (Distance 167 klm, 2 hours)

ü     Visit to the Monastery of Agia Lavra and in Kalavryta village http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agia_Lavra

http://www.ekalavrita.gr/EN/aksiotheata.html

For full conditions and application forms please contact us

 

Stavropoulos Asimakis     President of   IONES

               Director   of Festival

e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                 www.iones-eliki.gr

 

tel. 003026910-82320    mob:00306948-115031

               fax:003026910-81650

 

Address: Asimakis   Stavropoulos

               NIKOLEIKA

Municipality   Aigialeias     code: 25100

Greece

             

The cultural and educational ensemble "IONES" was founded in 2003. It counts 165 founding members. Among the purposes of this ensemble is the help and the contribution to the search for Ancient Eliki, capital city of the Achaic Union that was entirely destructed in 373 B.C. by a tsounami. After excavations that lasted 20 years by foreign and Greek archeologists, it has been pointed out, and it is a matter of time the appearence of the city on the surface.
In three years only, our ensemble has achieved such events, that would be envied even by the oldest ensemble ever.
It maintains educational sections of Computer Science, Spanish and German languages.

In 2005 it organized the 1st World Festival of Folkloric Dances, with the participation of 22 foreign and Greek dancing groups, in front of the Greek Olympic winners, KATERINA THANOU and ATHANASIA TZOUMELEKA.

In 2006 it organized the 1st Achaic Child Festival of Folkloric Dances, with the participation of 500 children. In July of the same year, it organized with a big success the 2nd World Festival of Folkloric Dances with 38 participating groups from Greece and all over the world. We achieved fraternity with the Swedish ensemble of friends of Greece HELLAS VARNER with the presence of the Paraolympic winner of 2 golden medals in horse riding in 2004, IKENE 8EETENOKEN.
In February of 2007 it organized the 1st Panhellenic Child Festival with the participation of 800 children from 28 Greek ensembles. 
In July of 2007 it achived with a great success a great event that was adored by everybody who was there, the 3rd World Festival of Folkloric Dances with the participation of 42 groups both foreign and Greek.

For our ensemble, the great bet is for the year 2008, which means the organization of 2 great cultural events.
1. The 1st Balkan Child Festival of Folkloric Dances on 28th-29th-30th of March 2008 with the participation of 36 Greek groups and 6 foreign groups.
2. The 4th World Festival of Folkloric Dances with participants from Asia, America, Africa and Europe, and from the whole Greece.

The headquarters of our ensemble are located in the municipality of Diakopto, with amazing locations that combine sea and mountain and give the opportunity for tourism and wonderful vacation.

The place of action of our ensemble is located in a touristic region, Eliki, in the municipality of Diakopto.
It is an area that combines sea and mountain, ideal for summer vacation.

An important archaeological site worth visiting is also Ancient Eliki.. The remnants of the ancient city of Eliki which sank to the Korinthian. Gulf during the terrible earthquake of 373 A.D fascinate visitors .After 5 Km There is the Agio. Agio is a city with very long history. According to tradition, the name of the city is linked to the name of the city is linked to the Goat that nurtured Zeus. It used to be a religious and political centre of Achaean Commonwealth in the history times. Remnants of the ancient world are preserved today attracting visitors to the Mycenean Cemetary,and a bulding from Classic Period which includes a part of public bulding of the 4th century.

East of Eliki there is the town of Diakopto, so to board on the famous Rack railway and enjoy a memorable ride through the natural beauty of Voracious Canyon and reach historic Kalavryta. The ride on the Rack Railway lasts approximately 70 minutes, wich is enough time to feel awe.Do not worry, the ride iwith the Rack Railway is safe,three have never been any accidents since it began in 1896..Besides ,the view while crossing Vouraikos Canyon will compensate the fear it evokes.While admiring the view ,Keep in mind that according to legend it was made by Hercules ,who cut the mountain in two naives with his sword.

Touring the religious sites of the area includes

The historic Monastery of Aghia Lavra ,founded in 961 AD located to the west of Kalavryta at a distance of 6 Km from the town. There are invaluable relics in the monastery such as the Banner of the revolution of 1821 which marked the beginning of the revolution to the enslaved Greeks.

Holy Monastery of Mega Spileo (Grand Cave) tounded in 362 AD end one of the oldest and most historic monasteries in Hellas. It is 1 Km away from the city of Kalavryta at an altitude of 924 metres. There are a lot of relics and scripts Kept in the monastery, the most valuable possession being the icon of Virgin Mary which was made by Luke the Apostle.

Winter sports funs will surely be thrilled with the ski resort at Kalabryta ,which is built in the area called Xirokabos (14 Km away from Kalavryta)with some of the best ski slopes in Greece.

The (Cave Lakes) is also worth seing as it offeres a sight you have never seen before .You will be literally enchanted .It is located near the village Kastria,17 Km away from Kalavryta. This rare cave is naturally made ,with beautiful colours ,a variety of stalactite formations, labyrinthine corridors and 13 successive terraced lakes which make it unique.

From our place, someone could visit the archeological sites of DELPHOI- OLYMPIA- KORINTHOS- MYKINES- EPIDAURUS, with amazing archeological findings.

After 165 km the capital city of Greece, Athens is located, and it is full of archeological findings, too(Akropolis- Parthenon etc.)
After a distance of 30km the biggest toutistic port of our country, Patras, is located, with the biggest overhanging bridge in Greece and in hole Europe.

 

  -Watch on page Video the 10th World Festival of Traditional Dances  

 -Find us also on  Facebook: check out our profil and like our page.

 -Visit the website of Greek National Tourism Organisation here

 

  - Visit the websites of  hotels, in which the groups are going to be hosted :Hotel Themisto, Hotel RodiniHotel Florida BlueBay

 

 

11th World Festival of Traditional Dances- 1st day

 

 

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11th World Festival of Traditional Dances- parade

 

 

 

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