Bodrum Prepares for New Festival

April 29, 2011 at 09:00

Colours of the Mediterranean is set for the Turkish port town this year.

Bodrum Boats 

Bodrum has begun its preparations this week for the forthcoming Mediterranean Colour Festival. Set to be held in September of this year, the international festival has the aim of modernising the town’s culture and art, and is looking like it will do so on a massive scale.

So far, the organisers of the festival have revealed that over two thousand dancers from thirty different countries will be taking part in Colours of the Mediterranean, making it one of the largest festivals of its kind in Europe.

“A Lot of Treasures”

Set to be held from September 8th until September 11th, this will be the first time that the festival has been held in Bodrum, and the committee of thirty-two people, who are helping organise it, want to ensure it’s going to be one of the best in its history.

The Mayor of Bodrum, Mehmet Kocadon, pointed out that while the town already has a lot to offer tourists, the festival brings something new and exciting. “The town has a lot of treasures from entertainment to natural beauty,” he said. “But an organisation that will promote and market all of these values together has not been organised so far. We will make sure this festival is recognized all around the world, just like the Rio carnival in Brazil.”

Cheap flights to Bodrum from are never lacking, so if the festival interests you, it will definitely be worth your while to pay a visit.