Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony


If you are wishing to join a fantastic night outing that combines elements of culture and tradition, with an immersive atmosphere, search no more. Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony is an outstanding celebration of the man’s efforts to reach God. The show provides a better understanding on the Dervishes lifestyle, ideology, and tradition. In addition, it is able to offer you a perfect blend of emotions and by experience from first-hand the mystical elements of the ceremony.

Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony

The show begins during the evening. For your own convenience, transfers are included in the price. Members of our team will pick you up from your hotel in Cappadocia and drive you towards the venue, where the ceremony is hosted. The building itself has a flawless mystical atmosphere, and a unique character. This is because mysticism is one of the main components of the tradition and ideology of the Dervishes.

  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • Entrance Fee

Meet Sufism Thanks To Whirling Dervishes

The story behind Dervishes is particularly important. In reality, Dervishes are Sufi Muslim Ascetics who are living, by choice, in poverty by enforcing austerity in their everyday life. The main notion behind this is that, they need to minimise their ego in an effort to reach God. In folklore tradition, people believe that Dervishes are capable of doing miracles, due to the connection they share with God.

Our Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony presents the 1-hour Mavlevi Sema performance. The whole ceremony is a ritual, forming a symbolic representation of the stages that Dervishes are going through in order to reach their ultimate goal in life, God. The performance starts with a prayer to Prophet Mohammed. The, Dervishes take their place and begin the infamous Circling of Veled. The circling part is probably the most important one. This is because it symbolises the resurrection from the grave.

What really makes this ceremony special is that, every single part of the process has its own unique hidden meaning. In what regards the Dervishes’ clothes, the cloak represents the grave, and their hat symbolises the gravestone. During the Circling of Veled, Dervishes will start to remove their cloak in an effort to represent their spiritual freedom. This is the particular phase when they are trying to reach God.

The lights, the music, the performances, and the whole atmosphere, make Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony a lifetime experience. By the end of the show, you will enjoy a comfortable ride back at your hotel. The ceremony will fill you with an incredible blend of emotions and spectacular memories.

  • Avaliable Days: EVERYDAY
  • Departure Time: Pick up time varies based on the season. Pick up time for the winter season is 17:00 and for the summer season is 20:00. We will inform you about your exact pickup time, one day before the show.
  • Dont Forget: Bring your camera and your smile, You will be full of peace.

Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony

Why join this ceremony?

Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony forms an excellent alternative to cultural exploration. It presents many important concepts of the Dervishes lifestyle and ideology, and gives you the chance to immerse yourself into the core of their philosophy. In addition, it is a great option for an alternative night outing, in case you wish to experience something new and away from the ordinaries. The ceremony is indeed an ideal option for people of all ages.

What’s included?

Join Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony and spend some quality time with your friends and family while on holidays. The price of this ceremony included a two-way transfer service from and to your place of accommodation in Cappadocia. Transfers are made with fully air conditioned and comfortable cars. The price includes also the entrance fee to the ceremony. Please note that, personal expenses are not included in the cost.

cappadocia dervishes ceremony

What to expect?

The ceremony has an approximate duration of 1 hour. During the show you should expect to watch a performance that is characterised by mysticism and spiritualism, and that is full of hidden messages. While the ceremony begins with a prayer to Prophet Mohammed, you will also watch the infamous Circling of Veled. This particular phase is a symbolic representation of Dervishes’ journey to reach God. Every single part of the ceremony has its own unique hidden meaning. Get ready to feel emotional and a spiritual uplift by the end of the show.

Is it family-friendly?

The ceremony is an ideal night outing for people of all ages, as it combines many interesting aspects of the local culture. Families with children are also welcome to join the incredible Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony. In fact, the performance is pleasurable and enjoyable irrespective of the age. Especially in what regards children, it can also be informative and educational, as it presents the basics of the Dervishes’ ideology.

cappadocia dervishes ceremony

Can I take photos?

Mevlemi Sema, presented by the Dervishes, is one of the most interesting things to watch while on holidays in Cappadocia. For this reason we understand that you want to capture every single moment with your camera. Despite the fact that the ceremony is often called as a show, it is still a religious presentation. Thus, it is recommended that you avoid talking loudly, leaving your seat with no reason, or using your camera with a flash light. During the show, you can use your camera without flash so that you can have amazing memories from this night.

cappadocia dervishes ceremony

Departure : Pick up from your Hotel

Duration: 2 Hours

  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • Entrance Fee
  • Personal Spendings

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