MedBodrum, a unique festival celebrating the vibrant spirit of the Mediterranean, taking place in Bodrum between 9-13 May.

Immerse yourself in a fusion of gastronomy, art, music, and sustainability. Indulge in delectable cuisine crafted by world-renowned guest chefs, witness captivating art shows, and groove to the beats of internationally and locally renowned musical artists.

We look forward to welcoming you at Maçakızı and Villa Maçakızı for the MedBodrum festivities!


9 May, Thursday:

  • 8-11 PM: Cocktails at Bodrum Castle*, Music Performances by Mercan Dede and İlhan Erşahin

10 May, Friday:

  • 7 PM: Private View at Maçakızı Hotel: Ignite the Senses exhibition curated by Jane Neal and Fru Tholstrup
  • 8 PM: Open Buffet Dinner at Maçakızı Hotel by Chefs Aret Sahakyan, Tekuna Gachechiladze, Deepanker Khosla, Michael Van Der Kroft
  • 10.30 PM: Music Performance by Skip Marley
  • 12 AM: Music Performance by Mëstiza

11 May, Saturday:

  • 7 PM: Private View at Villa Maçakızı: Ignite the Senses exhibition curated by Jane Neal and Fru Tholstrup
    Art Performance by Gabriela Vanga
  • 8 PM: Open Buffet Dinner at Villa Maçakızı by Chefs Carlo Bernardini, Fabrizio Marino, Alejandro Serrano
  • 10.30 PM: Music Performance by Natalia Clavier feat. LouLou (of Thievery Corporation)
  • 11.30 PM: Music Performance by Gioli & Assia
  • 12.30 AM: Music Performance by Natasha Diggs

12 May, Sunday:

  • Sustainability Day at Maçakızı
  • 10:00 AM: Türkbükü Bay Cleaning with divers by Mediterranean Conservation Society
  • 1:30 PM: Seaside Sunday Barbecue with Chefs Aret Sahakyan, Carlo Bernardini, Enrico Cerea, Dimitris Chronopoulos, Tekuna Gachechiladze, Deepanker Khosla, Jonny Lake, Fabrizio Marino, Alejandro Serrano, Michael Van Der Kroft, Jean Paul Veziano
  • 6 PM: Music Performance by Bebel Gilberto
  • *For your safety, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes at Bodrum Castle.

Guest Chefs include

  • Aret Sahakyan - Carlo Bernardini - Enrico Cerea - Dimitris Chronopoulos - Tekuna Gachechiladze - Deepanker Khosla - Jonny Lake - Fabrizio Marino - Alejandro Serrano - Michael Van Der Kroft - Jean Paul Veziano

Featured Artists include

  • Marina Abramović - Helen Beard - Mircea Cantor - Jake Chapman - Charlotte Colbert - Jack Coulter
  • Martin Eder - Maryam Eisler - Antony Gormley - Alistair Guy - Matouš Háša - Krista Kim - Kate MccGwire
  • Vicken Parsons - Miguel Angel Payano Jr. - Rony Plesl - Antonio Santin - Fredrikson Stallard - Gabriela Vanga - Mariano Vivanco

Musical Performances include

  • Gioli & Assia - Natalia Clavier feat. LouLou (of Thievery Corporation)
  • Mercan Dede - Natasha Diggs - İlhan Erşahin - Bebel Gilberto - Skip Marley - Mëstiza

and many more!

*All names are listed in alphabetical order.


About MedBodrum

MedBodrum aims to celebrate the opulent tapestry of Mediterranean lifestyle by bringing together acclaimed chefs, talented artists, brilliant musicians from all over the world with a series of curated events organized under four main pillars – Gastronomy, Art, Music and Sustainability.

Coming to life as an homage to the Turquoise Coast and Sahir Erozan’s initiative to establish Bodrum as a destination on the international calendar, MedBodrum aims to create unique experiences around gastronomy, contemporary art, live music and the Mediterranean lifestyle while also fostering discussions on sustainable solutions and practices. Promising a vibrant celebration against the stunning backdrop of Bodrum, the first edition of MedBodrum will take place at Maçakızı Hotel and Villa Maçakızı in May 2024. The aim is to expand the impact of MedBodrum in the following years with the participation of other local establishments in Bodrum.