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Göreme: Dinner and Folk Show at a Cave Restaurant

1. Göreme: Dinner and Folk Show at a Cave Restaurant

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Göreme in the evening, and then journey to an amazing cave restaurant located in the stunning rock formations of Cappadocia. Watch a unique folkloric show of traditional dances from different areas of Turkey and journey through the various styles of music and costumes of the nation's regions. Feast on a tasty dinner with unlimited soft and alcoholic drinks as the dancers perform. Marvel at the rhythms of an authentic belly dance after the different folk dances have finished, and become part of the program as you are invited to join in. 

Cappadocia Turkish Night Show

2. Cappadocia Turkish Night Show

Experience live music, delicious Turkish cuisine, and authentic dances on our unforgettable Turkish night show. Bellydancers, whirling dervishes, and live music – this show has it all. Relax in a friendly environment as you enjoy colorful and authentic Turkish entertainment. Be enchanted by the beautiful, swaying belly dancers. Traditional music gives you a true taste of Turkish culture. Enjoy all this and a delicious traditional dinner, served with your evening entertainment. Join us on the Cappadocia Turkish night show, and learn what the nightlife is really like in traditional Turkish culture.

Göreme: Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia

3. Göreme: Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia

Get a taste of local culture during a whirling dervish show and Sema ceremony with this tour from Göreme. Admire master whirling dervish performers and Mevlevi musicians. Travel on a mysterious journey into the past with this a dance and costumes that contain deep symbolic meaning. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Göreme and relax on the drive to the performance venue. Get a booklet in different languages at the entrance which will help explain the full meaning of this performance. Watch as 1 main whirling dervish is accompanied by 5 whirling dervishes and 5 musicians. Experience the entire 7 part ceremony which begins with a Na't-i Sharif praising the prophets and Allah, who created them. Next, hear a kudum instrument blown which represents the creation of the universe. Listen as a reed nay flute is played representing the life-giving Nefha (Devine). Move to the period of Sultan Veled with a circular march of whirling dervishes with a peşrev (entrance music in classical Turkish music). See the figures salute each other three times to greet the hidden soul. Experience the 4 Salams (greetings) of the Sema ceremony. Observe as the dancer removes his black cardigan and the whirling dervish is symbolically born. Witness the dancer's representation of his oneness with Allah through his gestures and see him kiss Sheikh Efendi's hand. After the Semâ Mukabala performance, see the dancers retreat to their cells silently for meditation. In the 6th part of the Sema ceremony, discover symbolically how Allah's face is wherever you turn and hear the recitation of the Qur'an. Finally, end the the Sema ceremony with a recitation of a Fatiha prayer for the souls of all prophets, martyrs, believers, and a prayer for the state. End your experience with a taste of puerperal sherbet followed by a 10-minute slide show about the formation of the fairy chimneys and information about the Cappadocia region. Return to your accommodation in Göreme.

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What people are saying about Göreme

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 26 reviews

the driver call us 3 days before the show to confirm the time and location , 1 day before the shoe to remind us .3 minute before pickup he will call again to make sure we are ready . the driver mr murat was very friendly and punctual . He will explain briefly about everything if you ask him . This is by far the best experienced in cappodocia , the show was amazing . their showmanship was beyond expectation . we do really enjoy the show , and the food was average but all the beverage served was more than enough for 2 person . all sort of drink will be served during the show . the driver will drop us and escort to the table , and upon finishing the show , he will take us from the table to his car and back to the hotel . thank you for the lovely experienced!!

Great presentation !!

Nice atmosphere, good show, good service. It is very worth it if you want to see the typical dances of Turkey. Don't expect too much from dinner, there are several options that are offered at the table, with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. But really recommend, the night was fun and cheerful. I found the price fair. We had the hotel transfer with a very friendly driver.

Very good, we liked it a lot. The show was great, some dancers lacked a little attitude but the rest well. Abundant food, unlimited drinks. And place with a very cozy atmosphere (in a cave)

Excellent night show, good food and snacks served, really enjoy that night! Worthy on the price!

Delicious dinner and fun night. Guide let us enjoy until the end. We highly recommend!!!