Konya Tour: We will meet you in your hotel at 8am and give you general information about our tour today, after that we will head to Konya, 3 hours away from Cappadocia.
Destination 1: Sultan han Caravan Saray
Sultan Han is the largest Caravanserai in Turkey, often used by traders during their journey to stop for rest. These buildings provided accommodation for the merchants and stables for their animals.
Destination 2: Museum of Mevlana
Next, we will visit the main destination of this tour, Mevlana Museum, which is the mausoleum of Jalalad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi, also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes.
Destination 3: Local Konya Lunch
We will visit a local restaurant in Konya, and introduce you to the famous culinary culture of Konya.
Destination 4: Alaaddin Hill and Alaaddin mosque
The Alâeddin Mosque is the most iconic monument in the citadel of Konya. The building served as the "Mosque of the Throne" for the Seljuq Sultans of Rum and contains the dynastic mausoleum. It was constructed in stages between the mid-12th and 13th centuries. Both the citadel and the mosque bear the name of sultan 'Ala al-Din Kayqubad I. Enjoy beautiful views of konya city centre from the Alaaddin hill.
Destination 5: Karatay Medresesi
Karatay Madrasa is a madrasa (a school) built in Konya, Turkey, in 1251 by the Emir of the city Celaleddin Karatay, serving the Seljuk sultan.
After having a walk in the city centre we end our tour in konya and depart back to Cappadocia.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Start/opening time: At 8am approx.
End/closing time: At 6pm approx.