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Dervis Evi Whirling Dervishes

Goreme Kavsagi | Ortahisar Kasagasi, Goreme 50650, Turkey
+90 258 271 40 50
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Whirling Dervishes Experience Cappadocia

On my recent visit to Turkey, I was privileged to witness a Whirling Dervish ceremony at... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2014
DJH55Brisbane
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Dervis Evi Whirling Dervishes

An amazing performance, mesmerising, no photos until the end though, the gift shop bookmarks... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2014
jowhyStaines
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Goreme Kavsagi | Ortahisar Kasagasi, Goreme 50650, Turkey
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

On my recent visit to Turkey, I was privileged to witness a Whirling Dervish ceremony at Cappadocia. It was organised by the tour group I was travelling with and was very intimate and spiritual to witness. "The Mevlevi Sema Ceremony was a synthesis of spiritual...More

2  Thank DJH55Brisbane
Reviewed 2 December 2014

An amazing performance, mesmerising, no photos until the end though, the gift shop bookmarks & paintings lovely... with a mulled wine at the end, nice touch!

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Reviewed 15 November 2014

In a carevanserai, this was told to us to be a ceremony, NOT a show. Do not expect what you saw in movies or on tv. It is a very respectful, interesting experience. It does have religious significance, even though they say it doesn't. NO...More

2  Thank leo t
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Watching someone dance in circle in a trans not touch each other is not worth $90 and a long taxi ride.

1  Thank tkta
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Decided to go to this presentation rather than the more touristy cultural dinner show. It definitely seemed like the more authentic experience, and I enjoyed having the opportunity to see the old caravansary, but at 25 euros per person for approximately 45 minutes, a little...More

1  Thank la_corsetiere
Reviewed 6 November 2014

If you are in Cappadocia, make sure you see the dervishes. To me it was at first nothing special, but after a while I found it to be rather hypnotic and I could not stop watching this beautiful performance combined with relaxing music. It is...More

Thank Stefan J
Reviewed 1 November 2014

We choose to see the Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Goreme, instead of the touristic show version offered in Istanbul. The venue an old building structure with arches and stone. There was bench seating on three sides and as the Dervishes whirled around and moved about,...More

Thank AlaskaMomofTwo
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Apparently the performers study for a religious 'degree' and perform this practice as it would have been performed in the time of Rumi. Although they are no longer 'monks'. It is quite a hypnotic performance and helps you to connect with the symbolic nature of...More

Thank Yogini_YiaYia
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We went to this area of Turkey for the cultural experience as well as the amazing scenery, The Dervish show was very spiritual. The late performance includes a drink and a slide show afterwards. The event was in a genuine caravansari(?spelling). We later went to...More

1  Thank jenniger
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We thought that we should experience as much of the Cappadocia area as possible, and I am very glad that we included this attraction. The performance is about an hour long, and although they do not permit photos while it is on, they do come...More

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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
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