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Mevlane Museum & Sille Aya Helene Church Tour from Istanbul by Plane

Duration:Full Day

Departure:Everyday

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This tour is a daily departure tour in Konya. It is a full day tour including a professional tour guide and covers the Mevlane Museum & Sille Aya Helene Church in a day in Konya.

Tour Itinerary

05:00 Our driver will come to your hotel for picking you up and take you to airport. (Time can be changed according to available  flights departure time)

07:05 You will fly from Istanbul to Konya. (Please note that flight time can be changed according to avalibilty)
08:15 You will arrive in Konya Airport then our staff will be waiting at the Konya Airport with name sign. You will be picked up and dirve to Konya. The tour starts by visiting, Mevlana Museum, where is located in Konya City Center. Today, it is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes.You will visit all available section in Mevlana Museum such as Matbah (Kitchen), tombs, Tilavet Chamber (Quran Reading And Chanting), Semâ-Hâne (Ritual Hall). After visiting continue the tour by visiting Selimiye Mosque is located next door to Mevlana Museum. The mosque was commissioned by, and named for, Sultan Selim II (1566-74) in the Ottoman style. Construction began in 1558 when Selim was still a prince and was completed shortly after he became sultan, in 1567. Afterwards, you will have lunch in an authentic restaurant. After having lunch you will do Panaromic Meram tour. Then drive to Sille Aya Helena Church. The church has been constructed with smoothly cut Sille stone. There are rooms carved into rocks in its courtyard. The external nartex is entered from the door of the church opening towards north.  327 years A.D, mother of Byzantine Emperor Helena has stopped at Konya while going to Jerusalem for pilgrimage and seen the carved temples belonging to the first periods of Christianity and decided to have a temple built in Sille for the Christians. She has been present in the base laying ceremony of this temple, on behalf of Mihail Arkhankolos. The church has been repaired for centuries and reached today. A Turkish repair inscription written on the internal structure of the church with Greek letters provides information relating to the history of the church.
At the end of the tour, drive back to Konya Airport 
23:05 You will take flight from Konya to Istanbul (Please note that flight departure time can be changed according to avalibilty)
00:20 Arrive in Istanbul. When you arrive in Istanbul airport, you will meet with our staff at the airport then be transferred to your hotel.

Includes

  • Airport transfer in Istanbul and Konya.
  • Roundtrip flight tickets
  • 1 Full Day Sille Aya Helene Church, Konya City Tour and visit Mevlan Museum
  • Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
  • Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
  • All entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museums, parking and road tolls
  • 1 Lunch in the tour at local restaurant
  • Local taxes

Excludes

  • Drinks at lunches
  • Personal expences
  • Tips to guide and driver

Notes

You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time
Remember to take sunscreen & a hat if you're not fond of direct sunlight as there is minimal shade available

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