The international folk festival is organised by the "Estia Pieridon Mouson" - (The Pierian Muses organisation) which has been a member of the International Folk festival and Folk Art organisation (CIOFF) since 1989.
The outcome of this co-operation has been the development of one of the most important international folk festivals, attracting dance groups from all over the world. Until 1985 it was a part of the Olympus Festival.
The International Olympus Folklore Festival is the summit of the summer's activities in the prefecture, attracting dance companies from all over Greece and beyond. Thousands of Greek and foreign participants attract large audiences for their presentations.
Full of brightness, imagination and energy, the festival enlivens ten days in July every year in Pieria, bringing colourful costumes and reflections on every aspect of life. It is arranged in conjunction with the national Festivals in Naoussa, Ioannina, and Nea Karvalis Kavala, the Greek National Section of CIOFF.
All information can be obtained from the ESTIA PIERIDON MOUSON - ETERIA PIERIKON MELETON
"ESTIA PIERIDON MOUSON KATERINI"
A' Parodos Irinis 4, 60100, Katerini