Sema (Dervish) Ceremony in Cappadocia
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Sema (Dervish) Ceremony in Cappadocia in Turkey

4.3(3)
Duration
50 minutes
Languages
English, Turkish
Guests
1-40

Attending a Whirling Dervishes show in Cappadocia is not just a visual spectacle but also an immersive cultural experience, understanding of Sufi mysticism and Turkish spiritual traditions.


Highlights:
  • Enjoy whirling dervish ceremony
  • Have dervish drink
Includes:
  • Dervish show
  • Transfer with hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fee
Please note: We have a free shuttle service to Göreme, Uçhisar, Ürgüp, Ortahisar. Those staying in Avanos, Nar, İbrahim Paşa, Mustafa Paşa must pay an extra 30 (both ways). The payment is made on the spot


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.
Hulya
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