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Our most recommended Göreme Shows & Musicals

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. 

Göreme: Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia

2. 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.

Cappadocia: Panoramic Hot Air Balloon Viewing Tour

3. Cappadocia: Panoramic Hot Air Balloon Viewing Tour

At the time of the balloon departure, you will pick you up from your hotel and watch the preparation of the balloons, then watch the balloons fly in the sky in the most beautiful panoramic valleys and return to the hotel.

Cappadocia 1-Hour Whirling Dervishes Show

4. Cappadocia 1-Hour Whirling Dervishes Show

The Sema Whirling dervishes ceremony is the inspiration of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi (1207 - 1273). A part of the Turkish culture, it is also integral to the belief system and history of Konya. The ceremony symbolizes the different meanings of a mystic cycle to perfection; Ascension to Mirac. In essence, it is what we do as a form of remembrance to God. The most notable person in Konya was the world famous “Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi” who established the Mevlevi Sufi philosophy. Watch in wonder at this 1-hour show in Cappadocia, as the whirling dervishes take their place and praise the Prophet Mohammed. Following a chant, the extraordinary whirling dervishes revolve to represent the birth of humanity. With his hat (his ego's tombstone), and his white skirt (his ego's shroud) the dervish is spiritually born to the truth. When he removes his black cloak, he journeys and advances to the spiritual maturity through the stages of the Sema. At the beginning and each stage of the Sema, holding his arms crosswise he testifies to God's unity. It ends with Fâtiha for the souls of all prophets, martyrs and believers, and a prayer for the salvation of the country. Dating back centuries, the tradition represents in thrilling fashion the idea that in the universe, everything, from atoms to the solar system to the blood that circulates in the body, revolves.

Cappadocia Turkish Night Show with Dinner and Drinks

5. Cappadocia Turkish Night Show with Dinner and Drinks

Experience Turkish culture and traditions as you’re entertained by the performers in a Turkish Night Show. Enjoy an evening of drinks, appetizers, and dinner as you take in the show at one of Cappadocia’s cave restaurants. The show begins with a short version of a whirling dervishes performance, which will give you an insight into this religious ceremony. Enjoy the live music performed by musicians in traditional costume. After the dervishes, folk dancers in traditional dress enter, and the dancing begins. Dancers perform traditional Turkish wedding dances in which the bride, dressed in a beautiful red dress, dances in the middle of the stage, as the groom performs a variety of dances for her. This is followed by a few folk dances from different parts of Turkey, and then the belly dancer takes the stage. She performs her breathtaking dance and then goes around the room asking men to join her on the stage. The lucky men learn some basic belly dancing moves. After additional dancing and shows, including the fire dance, the Caucasian dance with knives, and the drum show, the night’s performance comes to an end. During the show waiters serve unlimited soft and alcoholic drinks with appetizers. The main dinner course of lamb with rice follows. This is the traditional wedding meal in Turkey.

Cappadocia Turkish Night Show

6. 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.

Cappadocia: Guided Red Valley Sunset Tour w/Night Light show

7. Cappadocia: Guided Red Valley Sunset Tour w/Night Light show

You’ll be picked up 45 minutes before the sun sets and head to the Red Valley viewpoint to get the best spots. This popular hiking area features sandstone rocks that turn a gorgeous shade of red as the sun sets. If Red Valley is crowded, you can also head to Devrent Valley, which features towering rock formations that can be interpreted to form animal shapes. After watching the sun coat the sky with a multitude of brilliant colors, you’ll stop by Ortahisar Panorama, Pigeon Valley Panorama, Uchisar Castle, Goreme Esentepe Panorama, and Cavusin to take some photos and capture the beauty of these landscapes at night. End the evening with a light show at Zelve Open Air Museum. This unique show uses computers with mapping software which are then projected onto the caves and rock formations at the Zelve Valley. The 30-minute exhibition depicts the story and history of the human race, specifically the Assyrian, Hittite, Persian, and Alexandria civilizations up until the development of the modern republic of Turkey. If the weather does not permit a light show, you’ll head to a local restaurant and dine on delicious local fare with some live music entertainment.

Traditional Turkish Night Show and Dinner

8. Traditional Turkish Night Show and Dinner

The pick up starts around 8.00 pm from Goreme by our air-conditioned of vans we wick up our passengers one way one from hotels. Before 9.00 pm we arrive to restaurant and the dinner starting with cold starters and cold drinks. The performing starting around 9.00 pm and hot starters service starting sametime with dance show. Soon main course service starting. The special of the restaurant is lamb kebab with rice. If you do not like meat or if you are gegeterian, we have other options as vegetarian food, fish, chicken shish, meatballs too. The night show is ending around 11.00 pm, and 11.15 is usually departure time from restaurant. We drop back to hotel around 12.00 one by one. In our Turkish Night drinks are unlimited and options quite much. We accept booking from Avanos, Cavusin, Urgup, Ortahisar, Uchisar, Mustafapasha, according your hotel location pick up time can flex, please add your hotel defenetelly in booking and soon we will respond you with your pick up time.

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What people are saying about Göreme

The best night we have spent in Turkey was an unforgettable experience we love it and we would love to repeat it but we have gone to another city if we return we will repeat it and I hope that we get the same guide called Murat he is a very attentive person, he cares all the time that we are enjoying ourselves and that you do not miss anything, the food was excellent... then there was a lot of food that could come out of your ear and everything was delicious. The dancers are true professionals as they moved, they entertained us with an excellent dinner, it will be a beautiful memory... I will recommend it to all my friends and family if they come to Turkey to do the Turka night with this organization and if they can, they will have it the guide Murat who is the best guide we have had in Turkey. Murat a hug friend and thank you very much

Very pretty. Stunning views of the balloons. An unforgettable memory. The guide did not speak Spanish or English and communication was a bit difficult, but he was still very attentive to us and was very kind, accompanying us at all times and taking photos. I would certainly repeat.

The underground restaurant is worth a visit. The food was delicious and the show was varied and thrilling! Thanks to our guide - Murat Atli

Noite agradavel, com Jantar e bebidas. Apresentações de danças regionais. Transfer de ida e volta sem nenhuma preocupação.

An experience to learn more about the culture. Thank you very much