Whirling Dervish Ceremony
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Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Göreme, Türkiye

1 hour
English, Turkish
We meet at your hotel and go to one of the place to watch dervishes! This place itself amazing and has such Whirling dervish ceremonies were started as a form of meditation by Jalaluddin Rumi, the famous Sufi Muslim mystic and poet, in the 13th century.

  • Enjoy whirling dervish ceremony
  • Have dervish drink
  • Dervish show
  • Transfer
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fee

The Persia-born Rumi who was living in Konya, then the capital of the Turkish Seljuk Empire told his followers: There are many roads which lead to God. I have chosen the one of dance and music. He would fast, mediate and then dance to reach a state of unparalleled enlightenment. Inspired, other sects started to spread his dance, called the sema, throughout the Ottoman Empire. The most renowned sect was the Mevlevi order; dance participants were called semazen. By the 15th century, the order had established rules for the ritual to maintain its myriad traditions.
The performance lasts for an hour and at the end of ceremony we will have dervish drink and come back to hotel.

Free cancellation

Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
Hülya Sönmez
With GetExperience since 2022
Customer Reviews
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June 2023
GetExperience traveller
October 2022
So worth it, big smiles here
Trinity Fisher
July 2022

Meeting point

Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

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