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Pamukkale Dervish Show

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Pamukkale Dervish Show

Participate in an amazing and thrilling cultural experience and get to know the tradition and culture of Dervishes. Pamukkale Dervish Show is a great opportunity to experience from first-hand the history, the music and the dances of the Dervishes and unfold their secrets. This excursion is the perfect option for those who wish to enjoy an evening full of cultural elements and for those who are interested in folklore tradition. The Dervishes Ceremony is a famous attraction as it includes impressive costumes, a mysterious atmosphere and many more.

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This memorable excursion starts during the evening. A comfortable vehicle will pick you up from your hotel and drive you towards the place where the ceremony takes place. Pamukkale Dervishes Ceremony takes place at the village of Karahayit which is not very far. Once you enter the building you will be amazed by the flawless mystical atmosphere, as mysticism is one of the main features of Dervishes.

In fact, Dervishes are Sufi Muslim Ascetics who are characterized by their extreme poverty and austerity. Their main focus is to reach God by deserting their ego and through physical performance. Dervishes are commonly associated with supernatural powers as it is believed that they can do miracles due to their connection with God.

Whirling Dervishes Pamukkale

During your experience, you will have the chance to enjoy one hour show of Mevlevi Sema Ceremony. This ceremony is a symbolization of the stages that Dervishes are passing through in order to reach God, which is the ultimate stage and purpose of their life. The ceremony usually starts with a prayer to the Prophet Mohammed which is followed by a solo. Right after that, the head Dervish shows the places where the Dervishes should go and then the Circling of Veled starts. This stage symbolizes the resurrection from the grave.

The Dervish’s cloak symbolized the grave and the hat symbolizes the gravestone. During the next stage, Dervishes gradually remove their cloak which is a symbolization of their spiritual freedom. During the ceremony, you will be impressed by the magical atmosphere which contains religious and spiritual elements. In fact, the Dervishes participating in the show are going through an intensive training and spiritual enhancement I order to acquire the desirable skills.
Once the 1-hour show is over, a vehicle will be waiting in order to transfer you back. The memorable and unique experience ends once you arrive back to your hotel full of positive emotions and great memories from the Dervishes Ceremony.

Hotel Pick-up

Pamukkale / Karahayit Hotels – 18:30


18:00 / 20:30 You will be informed about the exact pick up time according to your hotel or pickup location.

What's Included

  • Free Hotel Transfer
  • Full Insurance
  • Entrance Fee

What's Excluded

  • Personal Spendings

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  • Bring your camera and your smile, You will experience something extraordinary!

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Unfold the history, the culture and the tradition of Dervishes by participating in Pamukkale Dervish Show. This ceremony is a great way to understand the values of Dervishes and to observe their dances, music, costumes and their values. The Pamukkale Dervishes Ceremony will fill you with positive feelings and is the ideal form of spiritual relaxation. Your memories will be long lasting and unique.

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The Pamukkale Dervish Show takes place during the evening. A comfortable vehicle will pick you up from your hotel and drive you towards the place where the ceremony takes place. The show is performed in a village called Karahayit, which is situated at a close distance.


The Dervishes are Sufi Muslims who are famous by their extreme lifestyle that includes poverty and austerity. These elements are necessary for them in order to accomplish their ultimate life goal which is to desert their ego. By deserting their ego they believe that they are going to reach God. In folklore tradition, Dervishes have superpowers and they are able to perform miracles because they are close to God. Mysticism and spirituality are some of the features characterizing Dervishes and their ceremony.

Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Pamukkale

The Pamukkale Dervishes Ceremony lasts for approximately one hour. The show is presenting the stages that Dervishes implement in order to reach God, which is their ultimate value in life. The show starts with a prayer and then the master Dervish indicates the places that Dervishes should take. Once the Dervishes take their positions, the Circling of Veled starts and this dance is a symbolization of the resurrection from the grave.

The Dervishes’ costume is featuring some symbolization as well. The cloak shows the grave and the hat symbolized the gravestone. Ads the show goes on, the Dervishes start to gradually remove their cloak which means that they reached spiritual freedom. The ceremony is truly spectacular and full of emotions. The Dervishes Ceremony requires a specific set of spiritual, religious and physical elements and Dervishes are going through an intense training. During the ceremony, you will be able to feel calm, relaxed and worry free due to the spiritual and mystical atmosphere.

Return Back

Once the one-hour show ends, a comfortable vehicle will be waiting for you. Pamukkale Dervish Show finishes by the moment you arrive back to your hotel. Once you arrive at your hotel, you will be full of emotions and impressed by the atmosphere. The Dervishes Ceremony will be for sure a long lasting memory from your holidays.

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Lynn Sloan

Solo Traveller

Pamukkale Whirling Dervishes Ceremony ( i have to mention that it is not a show) was very informative and quite hypnotic. The place for the ceremony was in a circular theatre and was full of tourists ( so buy tickets online before going) Excursion Mania has free hotel transfer service in the region. The ceremony is great if you have some idea about Sufi mysticism and what devote men put themselves through to lose the ‘ego’. Everything takes place around 1 hour. Please remember that you can take pictures after the ceremony and also clapping is allowed as it is a religious ritual not a performance.

Georgina Bradley

Family Traveller

Whirling dances in Pamukkale with a a musical repertoire. These guys are very skilled at what they do and the music is so relaxing. It’s a different experince to watch. To book the tickets online was easy and we had a free hotel transfer.

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