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Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony

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Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony

During your holidays in Cappadocia you can immerse yourself into the culture and the tradition of the Dervishes. The Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony is the ideal excursion for those who are interested in exploring the culture and for those who wish to enjoy a thrilling evening. A magical and mystic atmosphere along with traditional music, costumes and dances is what you should expect during this excursion. The Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony will be a truly memorable experience.

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This memorable excursion starts during the evening. A comfortable, modern and fully air conditioned vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Cappadocia and drive you towards the place where the ceremony takes place. By the very first moment you enter the building where the ceremony takes place, you will be thrilled by the flawless mystical atmosphere. It has to be noted that mysticism is one of the main features of the Dervishes’ ceremony and ideology.

The Dervishes are Sufi Muslim Ascetics who are characterized by the extreme poverty and austerity that implement in their lifestyle. Their main aim in life is to reach God by deserting their ego and through their physical activity. It is believed that Dervishes have superpowers and can do miracles because they are close to God with their lifestyle.

Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia

Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony includes a 1-hour show of Mevlevi Sema Ceremony. This particular ceremony is a symbolic expression of the stages that Dervishes are passing through in order to reach God. Therefore, it represents the process of reaching their ultimate stage and purpose of life. As the ceremony starts a prayer to the Prophet Mohammed takes place. After the prayer, a solo follows just before the impressive show. Then, the head Dervish indicates the places where the Dervishes should go and then the infamous Circling of Veled begins. This impressive phase of the ceremony will be an amazing experience for you as it symbolizes the resurrection from the grave.

In what regards the clothes of the Dervishes, hidden meanings are also in place. The cloak symbolizes the grave and the hat represents the gravestone. At a point, the Dervishes will gradually remove their cloak and this is a symbolization of their spiritual freedom which means that they are closer to God. During the Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony, you will be impressed by the magical and mystical atmosphere.

When the show is over, a car will be waiting in order to transfer you back. The memorable and unique experience ends once you arrive back to your hotel in Cappadocia full of positive emotions and great memories from this unique and spiritual Ceremony.

Hotel Pick-up

Cappadocia Hotels 

Winter: 17:00

Summer: 20:00

What's Included

  • Free Hotel Transfer
  • Entrance Fee

What's Excluded

  • Personal Spendings

Don't Forget

  • Bring your camera and your smile, You will be full of peace.
  • This tour can be booked minimum 14 hours before the tour departure time. If you would like to make a last minute booking, please contact us via enquiry form.

If you want to try another tour, Cappadocia Red Tour is one of the most popular in Cappadocia.

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Enjoy a truly spectacular Dervishes Ceremony while in Cappadocia and learn their tradition and the culture. The Dervishes Ceremony is a spiritual and religious show which represents through dancing and acting the main features of Dervishes’ beliefs. Enjoy the show in a relaxing and quiet atmosphere and get to know the main highlights of Dervishes and their dances.

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Pick Up

Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony takes place during the evening. Depending on the scheduled time of the ceremony, a modern, comfortable and fully air conditioned vehicle will pick you up from your hotel. The car will drive you towards the location where the show takes place.

Dervishes

This spectacular ceremony is a great opportunity to learn some interesting information about the Dervishes and their lifestyle. In fact, Dervishes are Sufi Muslims Ascetics who are known for their strict lifestyle which is sometimes close to poverty due to the high austerity they impose to themselves. Their ultimate goal in life is to persuade through their physical activity a closer connection with the God and set the body and mind free by deserting their ego. In folklore tradition, it is commonly believed that Dervishes acquire superpowers and are able to do miracles. Dervishes have advanced spiritual and physical capabilities and undergo through an intense training in order to conduct the ceremony.

Dervish Ceremony in Cappadocia

Dervishes proceed to the ceremony wearing a cloak that symbolizes the grave and a hat which symbolized the gravestone. The ceremony starts with a prayer and then, the head of the Dervishes, indicates the points where the Dervishes should be during their performance. What follows is the infamous Circling of Veled dance. At this phase you will be thrilled by the charming atmosphere and the whole performance. The whole ceremony process is an actual representation of the stages that Dervishes go through in order to reach their ultimate goal, which is to reach the God. At a point, the Dervishes will start to gradually remove their cloak as a symbolization of the resurrection from the grave. The whole atmosphere will be so mystical so get ready to relax and enjoy the show.

Return

When the Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony is over, a vehicle will be waiting for you. This amazing excursion end by the time you arrive back at your hotel. By that moment, you will be feeling amazed and relaxed by the show. Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony will surely be a unique and memorable moment from your holidays.

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