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Dervis Evi Whirling Dervishes

Goreme Kavsagi | Ortahisar Kasagasi, Goreme 50650, Turkey
+90 258 271 40 50
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Great Introduction

While there are other whirling dervish performances in Turkey, this is an excellent introduction to... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Phoenix, Arizona
Well presented and explained

Due to the reduction in tourists, it was quiet and lots of spare seats, so everyone got an... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Oakville, Canada
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Goreme Kavsagi | Ortahisar Kasagasi, Goreme 50650, Turkey
+90 258 271 40 50
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

While there are other whirling dervish performances in Turkey, this is an excellent introduction to the tradition. Bear in mind that this is a religious rite and the performers all work during the day, so there will only be a public performance if enough tourists...More

1  Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Due to the reduction in tourists, it was quiet and lots of spare seats, so everyone got an excellent view. Please do appreciate in silence and save pictures until later - they do put on a second dance for pictures, but the first is an...More

Thank Ontario76
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We'd seen whirling dervishes as hotel entertainment but this performance was quite different and mystical - mesmerising as others have commented.Quoting from the leaflet ' the sema ceremony represents a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through mind and love to perfection'. Yes, the free...More

Thank CaroK39
Reviewed 21 December 2016

It may be a mystical journey for those who practice this activity but I was dizzy just watching it. The dervishes whirl themselves into almost a catatonic state that is hard to comprehend since they don't appear to have been drugged!. Although this is a...More

1  Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The dance of the whirling Dervishes is a called Sema. The history of this custom begins with Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet and theologian. It is part of Turkish custom, history, beliefs and culture which represents a man’s spiritual journey. Our guide explained the seven...More

3  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I agreed to see the whirling dervish ceremony because everyone else were going. I didn't know much about it. I'm so glad I went. The ceremony is mesmerizing. It consists of "seven parts, each part symbolizes a stage of the mystic journey to ascension, Mira...More

Thank Badmedicine
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This was on our tour, towards the end of a long day, and our guide told us little of what to expect. In hindsight, it would have made more sense if we'd been told to pick up a leaflet (they were available in a dozen...More

Thank kapple999
Reviewed 15 August 2016

If simply expecting a theater show you maybe disappointed. However if you understand the long religious background to this "sect", that the ritual you are privileged to watch is disciple and meditation, you will come away with a WOW!

Thank Margot P
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I was very moving by this religious ritual and amazed by the Rumi life and teachings The whole ritual was spellbinding from the music to the whirling It is not to be missed

Thank theholidaycouple931
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I would not recommend to see the Whirling Dervishes because after 5 minutes you will be nodding off. What you see on You tube of this ritual is exactly what you'll see in person.

Thank jaywalk
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Response from Rasa L | Reviewed this property |
I have been there before a year, 2014 November. My hotel driver picked up me from my hotel in Goreme to another town where was a show in the caravansaray. Sorry I do not remember exactly which town Urgup or Uchisar, but very... More