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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. 

Panoramic Hot Air Balloon Viewing Tour

2. 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.

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.

Cappadocia Turkish Night Show with Dinner and Drinks

4. 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 1-Hour Whirling Dervishes Show

5. 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

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.

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What people are saying about Göreme

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!!

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

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!!!

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