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Experience the magic and mysticism of the Dervishes during your holiday in Cappadocia with the Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony excursion. This is a perfect opportunity for those interested in learning more about the culture and traditions of Turkey, as well as for those looking for a thrilling evening. The ceremony features traditional music, costumes, and dances, all of which are sure to leave a lasting impression. Immerse yourself in the culture and create unforgettable memories with the Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony.

Dervish Ceremony in Cappadocia

The Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony begins in the evening when a modern, air-conditioned vehicle will pick you up from your hotel and transport you to the ceremony location. As soon as you enter the building where the ceremony is being held, you’ll be struck by the mystical atmosphere. Mysticism is a fundamental part of the Dervishes’ ceremony and ideology, and you’ll be able to fully immerse yourself in it during this memorable experience. Don’t miss out on the chance to learn more about this fascinating aspect of Turkish culture and create lasting memories.

During the Circling of Veled, the Dervishes start dancing and spinning in a circular formation. The music, the costumes, and the dance will impress you as it represents the Dervishes’ connection with the divine. The Dervishes will be spinning around their own axis with their arms open and their left hands towards the ground and their right hand towards the sky. This position represents their connection with the divine. The dance and the music will continue for about an hour, during which you can observe the Dervishes’ devotion and connection with the divine.

After the ceremony is over, the head Dervish will give a blessing to the audience and the ceremony will end. The Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony is a unique and exciting experience that you should not miss during your holidays in Cappadocia. It is an opportunity to learn about the culture, tradition, and way of life of the Dervishes. Make your holidays unforgettable by participating in the Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony.

Experience the rich culture and tradition of the Sufi Muslim Ascetics, also known as Dervishes, during a mesmerizing evening in Cappadocia. The Dervishes Ceremony is a symbolic representation of the journey towards God and enlightenment and is characterized by traditional music, costumes, and dances. As the ceremony begins, you will be transported to a mystical and magical atmosphere, where the Mevlevi Sema Ceremony will take place. This ceremony is a 1-hour show that represents the stages that Dervishes go through to reach their ultimate purpose in life.

As the show progresses, you will be able to witness the Circling of Veled, which symbolizes the resurrection from the grave, and the removal of the cloak, representing the spiritual freedom of the Dervishes. The traditional clothing of the Dervishes also carries hidden meanings, with the cloak representing the grave and the hat representing the gravestone.

After the show, you will be transferred back to your hotel, leaving with a newfound appreciation for the culture and traditions of the Dervishes. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the spirituality and religious practices of the Dervishes in Cappadocia.


  • The musical ceremony provides an insight into spiritualism among the Mawlawi Order
  • Be captivated as the semazens dance and chant their way around the stage
  • See an extraordinary dance show that dates back 800 years
  • Watch the miraculous whirling dervishes


  • Free Hotel Transfer
  • Entrance Fee
  • Personal Spendings


The Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony is held in the evening and you will be picked up from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle that will take you to the venue. The pick-up time will depend on the scheduled time of the ceremony.

This spectacular ceremony offers the chance to learn about the unique lifestyle of Dervishes, who are Sufi Muslims Ascetics known for their commitment to asceticism and their efforts to connect with God through physical activity. It is believed that they have extraordinary abilities and undergo rigorous training to conduct the ceremony.

The Dervishes participating in the ceremony don cloaks symbolizing a grave and hats symbolizing a gravestone. The ceremony starts with a prayer, and then the head of the Dervishes indicates the positions the Dervishes should be in during the performance. This is followed by the mesmerizing Circling of Veled dance. The entire ceremony represents the stages that Dervishes go through on their quest to connect with God. At some point, the Dervishes will start to remove their cloaks as a symbol of resurrection from the grave. The atmosphere will be very mystical, so be sure to sit back and enjoy the show.

At the end of the Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony, a vehicle will be ready to take you back to your hotel, marking the end of this amazing excursion. You will feel amazed and relaxed by the show, and the Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony will surely be a unique and memorable experience during your vacation.



Frequently asked questions

The tour starts at 7.30 pm by picking up from Goreme Hotels and ends around 11 pm.

Tour start and end locations are stated above. If you want to transfer from a different place, you can contact us.

You can make your payments by cash, bank transfer or credit card.

You can directly contact us to make a booking for any tour listed on our website or for your personalized tour requests.

If you can't find the tour or activity you want, you can contact us for your request. Our operation team will create a personalized tour plan as you wish.

Yes, we have been a fully licensed tour operator in Turkey since 2011 and giving service all over Turkey. Do not hesitate to contact us for any travel-related request.

Ours headquarter is in Istanbul, and we have branches in Cappadocia and Ephesus.

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Cappadocia, Turkey


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Nutan A.
Went to this show with a tour group and was not let down. The "show" is solos and you ain't supposed to clap since it's a religious experience for the performers. Photos are allowed after the show, when two of the dervishes come back out for that opportunity, but be quick 'cause they don't stay long. During the display it's utterly amazing how long these men can spin in circles. With only a minute or two between whirling sets, they continued their turning for two to five minutes without stopping in the most graceful way.
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