The festival


Cultural organizations and associations

The Greek National Section of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts – CIOFF®, official partner of UNESCO, the Ionian University and the Educational & Cultural Association of Sinies – Corfu (Member of CIOFF® Greece) organize the International CIOFF® Festival of Mediterranean Cultures, in Corfu, 6-10 September 2023.


More than 450 participants,
16 Mediterranean Countries

Participating dance and music groups from Albania, Algeria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Tunisia, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Montenegro, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain. More than 450 dancers, musicians, folk artists, University Professors and researchers from the 16 Mediterranean countries, will present – in a multicultural feast with musical instruments and folk costumes- the intangible Mediterranean culture, with music and dance performances, video mapping, exhibitions, dance and gastronomic workshops, scientific conference, financial fora!


Support, Encouragement, Privilege
The International Festival, which is the flagship Festival of CIOFF® South Europe, is under the Patronage of the H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic, Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, and it is organized in support of the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention (2003) on Intangible Cultural Heritage.


provide assistance and cooperation
It is organized in co-operation with the Region of Ionian Islands, the Ionian Islands Regional Union of Municipalities, the Municipality of Central Corfu, Paxi and Diapontian Islands, the Municipality of Northern Corfu. The Festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Ministry of Tourism and the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, the Greek National Tourism Organization, the Central Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce, the Chamber of Corfu, the UNESCO Chair of Ionian University, the Dpt of Audio & Visual Arts, the Dpt of Foreign Languages, Translation & Interpreting, the Dpt of Archives, Library Science and Museology, the Dpt of Digital Media and Communication of Ionian University, the Dpt of Networks and Telecommunications of the Ionian University, the Institute of Hellenic Music Heritage, the Academy of Art in Szczecin in Poland, of the Philharmonic Society of Corfu (old) and the Philharmonic Society “Mantzaros”.


provide material and technical infrastructures
It is also being held with the support of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Corfu, the Museum of Asian Art, the Holy Metropolis of Corfu, Paxi and Diapontian Islands, the Corfu Port Organization, the Corfu Hotel Union, the Corfu Old Scouts Union, the Corfu Chefs’ Club, the Hellenic Red Cross, the General Clinic “Mastoras” and the General Clinic “Therapia”.

Media sponsors

republish and share the events
The media sponsors of the event are the Greek National Radio and TV Broadcasting [E.R.T.] and the local E.R.T. in Corfu, Corfu Chanel, Star TV Corfu, Corfu News,,,, Corfu Press, “Η Κέρκυρα Σήμερα (Kerkira Simera)”, “Ενημέρωση (Enimerosi)”, “Παρατηρητής της Παράδοσης (Paratiritis tis Paradosis)”,, Kyma FM 90,3.
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