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Are you passionate about sightseeing and thirsty for exploration during your holidays? Joining the Tour From Cappadocia to Konya is a must activity in case you wish to embrace your inner explorer. Learn important aspects from the period of the Seljuk Empire, visit some of the key monuments in Konya, and get familiar with the Islamic philosophy and culture. This full day excursion is ideal for people of all ages as it combines sightseeing and cultural exploration.
The tour begins during the morning time, when a vehicle picks you up from your hotel in Cappadocia. A professional tour guide will accompany you during this excursion in an effort to give you insights and information regarding the places of interest. The road trip from Cappadocia to Konya is approximately 3 hours long.
The city of Konya has a long history and a deep rooted tradition. In fact, it is the centre of the dervishes and is part of the infamous Silk Road. The first stop, according to the schedule, would be at the Sultanhani Caravanserai. This particular monument was constructed right on the Silk Road and during the previous ages it used to be a hotel for the traders passing by the Silk Road. The building has the typical Seljuk architectural style and forms an impeccable example of that era’s design. The guide will offer you a detailed description of the Sultanhani Caravanserai as you walk around and explore the area.
After that, the bus will drive you towards the second stop of the day which is the Mevlana Museum. This museum is dedicated to one of the most important Islamic philosophers, Mevlana. The philosopher’s tomb is one of the most interesting highlights inside the facility. During your time there, you will learn interesting facts about his life and the importance of his work. The museum also hosts a collection of items used or made by the dervishes, such as fabrics or calligraphy works.
The last stop of the day will take place at the Aladdin Hill where the Aladdin Mosque is. This worship place was constructed by Seljuks almost 1000 years ago. For this reason, the mosque forms the oldest building of the Seljuk Empire. In the outdoor space, you may observe tombs of Seljuk sultans and the remains of the palace.
By the end of the last stop, you will return back to the bus. A road trip back to Cappadocia follows so take your time to relax on the bus. The tour finishes during the afternoon when you arrive back to your hotel.
Immerse yourself into the aspects of Seljuk Empire by visiting Konya for an amazing sightseeing exploration. Konya hosts some of the most important sites of that period and is also the centre of the infamous dervishes. Visit a museum and receive information about the Islamic philosophy, observe the typical architectural style of the era, and create some memories with your friends and family.
During the morning, on a pre-arranged time, a comfortable and fully air conditioned bus will pick you up from your place of accommodation in Cappadocia. The road trip from Cappadocia to Konya has an approximate duration of 3 hours.
Experienced tour guide
In an effort to make your sightseeing experience better, a professional and licenced tour guide will accompany you during the excursion. The guide will let you know important and interesting facts about the places you will be visiting.
The first stop of this interesting exploration in Konya will be at the Sultanhani Caravanserai. This monument is constructed on the infamous Silk Road and back then used to be a hotel for those who were travelling to trade. It forms an interesting example of the characteristic Seljuk architectural style and design. As you explore the site, the tour guide will answer your questions and give you a detailed brief about the importance of this place.
The next stop of your excursion in Konya is set to take place at the Mevlana Museum. This impressive museum is dedicated to one of the most important Islamic philosophers, Mevlana. Inside the museum you may observe his tomb as well as pieces of his work. Except from that, the museum has a collection of items that were used or made by the dervishes. Among others, you can admire special fabrics, the cells that they were using for praying, and calligraphy works.
The bus will then transfer you to the Aladdin Hill where you can visit the Aladdin Mosque. What makes this mosque special is that it was built almost 1000 years ago and forms one of the oldest buildings of the Seljuk Empire. In the surrounding area, you will be able to observe sultans’ tombs and the ruins of a palace.
After spending some time at the Aladdin Hill, the bus will start driving you back to Cappadocia. This full day excursion finishes during the afternoon when you return back to your place of accommodation full of great images and memories from Konya.