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One of Turkey?s oldest continuously inhabited sites, Konya is known as the ?Home of the Whirling Dervishes?. During Roman times, the city was visited by St. Paul and because of its location on ancient trade routes; it continued to thrive during the Byzantine era. Konyas golden age was in the 12th and 13th centuries when it was the capital of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum. It is here that the Sufi Mystic, Rumi founded this sect. The city's renown derives from the nearby ruins of Catal Huyuk and, more so, from the shrine of Rumi, the great Sufi poet (1207-1273). Fifty kilometers southeast of Konya, the Neolithic settlement of Catal Huyuk has been dated to 7500 BC, making it one of the oldest known human communities. Though only partially excavated and restored, the hilltop settlement covers 15 acres and reveals sophisticated town planning, religious art and ceremonial buildings. Remains of numerous other ancient settlements have been discovered on the Konya plain, giving evidence that humans have long favored this region. The most famous building here is the Green Mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, the former dervish seminary, attached to the mausoleum, is now a museum, devoted to Rumi?s works. Also worth a visit are the Aladdin Mosque and Palace, Karatay Medrese and the Anthropological Museum.
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We had a very good trip. Our guide was great, he was informative and fun. Our bus driver and his assistant were also great. The hotels were very nice, I wish we had a little more time at some of them, especially the last day Hilton in Istanbul. The ...
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to whom it may concern: my trip was very enjoyable. the hotels were all very nice and of very high quality and the tour employees were very professional and knowledgeable. i have already recommended european destinations to my friends and ...
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The Glories of Turkey tour was an excellent two-week introduction to Turkey. Our tour guide, Ismail Keser, was responsive to the group, very knowledgeable and patient. The pace of the tour was good in terms of the itinerary and even the rest ...
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