We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dervis Evi Whirling Dervishes

Goreme Kavsagi | Ortahisar Kasagasi, Goreme 50650, Turkey
+90 258 271 4050
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great Introduction

While there are other whirling dervish performances in Turkey, this is an excellent introduction to... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
moviegeekjn
,
Phoenix, Arizona
Well presented and explained

Due to the reduction in tourists, it was quiet and lots of spare seats, so everyone got an... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Ontario76
,
Oakville, Canada
Read all 254 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good26%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Goreme Kavsagi | Ortahisar Kasagasi, Goreme 50650, Turkey
CONTACT
Website
+90 258 271 4050
Write a Review
Reviews (254)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 8 July 2017

While there are other whirling dervish performances in Turkey, this is an excellent introduction to the tradition. Bear in mind that this is a religious rite and the performers all work during the day, so there will only be a public performance if enough tourists...More

Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Due to the reduction in tourists, it was quiet and lots of spare seats, so everyone got an excellent view. Please do appreciate in silence and save pictures until later - they do put on a second dance for pictures, but the first is an...More

Thank Ontario76
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We'd seen whirling dervishes as hotel entertainment but this performance was quite different and mystical - mesmerising as others have commented.Quoting from the leaflet ' the sema ceremony represents a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through mind and love to perfection'. Yes, the free...More

Thank CaroK39
Reviewed 20 December 2016

It may be a mystical journey for those who practice this activity but I was dizzy just watching it. The dervishes whirl themselves into almost a catatonic state that is hard to comprehend since they don't appear to have been drugged!. Although this is a...More

1  Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The dance of the whirling Dervishes is a called Sema. The history of this custom begins with Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet and theologian. It is part of Turkish custom, history, beliefs and culture which represents a man’s spiritual journey. Our guide explained the seven...More

3  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I agreed to see the whirling dervish ceremony because everyone else were going. I didn't know much about it. I'm so glad I went. The ceremony is mesmerizing. It consists of "seven parts, each part symbolizes a stage of the mystic journey to ascension, Mira...More

Thank Badmedicine
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This was on our tour, towards the end of a long day, and our guide told us little of what to expect. In hindsight, it would have made more sense if we'd been told to pick up a leaflet (they were available in a dozen...More

Thank kapple999
Reviewed 14 August 2016

If simply expecting a theater show you maybe disappointed. However if you understand the long religious background to this "sect", that the ritual you are privileged to watch is disciple and meditation, you will come away with a WOW!

Thank Margot P
Reviewed 30 April 2016

I was very moving by this religious ritual and amazed by the Rumi life and teachings The whole ritual was spellbinding from the music to the whirling It is not to be missed

Thank theholidaycouple931
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I would not recommend to see the Whirling Dervishes because after 5 minutes you will be nodding off. What you see on You tube of this ritual is exactly what you'll see in person.

Thank jaywalk
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Dunya Iskender Kebap
332 reviews
.17 km away
Fd Fidan Doner
642 reviews
.15 km away
Zeytin Cafe ve Ev Yemekleri
494 reviews
.19 km away
Sofra Restaurant
283 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Temenni Tepesi - Wish Hill
61 reviews
.30 km away
Mahzen Sarap Evi
17 reviews
.36 km away
Euphrates Tours
324 reviews
.56 km away
Cappadocia Tours By Yuki Travel/ Day Tours
186 reviews
.59 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
GWOLBURG
9 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Rasa L | Reviewed this property |
I have been there before a year, 2014 November. My hotel driver picked up me from my hotel in Goreme to another town where was a show in the caravansaray. Sorry I do not remember exactly which town Urgup or Uchisar, but very... More
0
Votes