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.
During the free time, on group request, the Festival Team can organize several excursions.
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.
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.
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