WHIRLING DERVISH CEREMONY
(Early night and depending on season)
The first thing to appreciate is that this is not so much a performance show but is a genuine meditation worship ceremony accompanied by traditional reed instruments.
Mevlana Celaleddin (or Rumi as he’s known in the West) was the 13th century religious leader behind the Whirling Dervishes. His philosophy of “come as you are” was attractive to many people searching for true meaning in life.
The one-hour ceremony has seven partssymbolizing the whirling dervish’s love of God, humankind and all creation as they dance (whirl) with one hand raised (to receive from God) and the other hand turned down toward the earth (to pass the blessing on to the poor).
After the ceremony you will have time to explore the caravanserai and to enjoy a Turkish tea before returning to your hotel.
If your budget allows it, we strongly recommend considering this option. Price is 30€ per person.
(Due to limitations of our website, please ignore the price shown on your reservation – we will confirm final price via email).
The ceremonies are normally held late afternoon / early evenings, depending on the time of year and your preferred venue.
Please email us to let us know when you plan to be here, which venue you prefer and we can advise the time.
Pick up from your hotel approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes before the start time .
• Minimum 2 persons required for booking .
• Children under 12 year old are not allowed to the ceremony .
• Taking of photo during the worship ceremony is un allowed but at the end they will be given you time to take photo with dancers .
• Pick-up and drop-off at hotel .
• Entry ticket .
Cancellations made more than 48 hours from the start time will not be charged.
Cancellations made between 24 hours from the start timewill be charged 50% of the amount due .
No shows, and cancellations made within 24 hours of the start time will be charged 100% of the amount due .