Konya City – Mevlana Museum – Meke Crater Lake Tour
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel or Konya Airport and dirve to 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 Meke Crater Lake. There is a pireklastik hill-140 meters higher than the lake-in the middle of the eliptical and 1500 squar meters crater. The Meke saltpan was formed in two phases. In the first phase, first of all the wide crater was formed as a result of a volcanic explosion and water filled in to it. In the second phase a cone was formed by the residue of riyolit and bazalt in the middle of the lake. The depth of the lake in the crater is 12 meters.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at Konya Airport or your hotel.
What is included
Hotels or Konay Airport pick up and drop off
1 Full Day Konya City Tour and Mevlan Museum Tour Meke Crater Lake
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
Drinks at lunches
Tips to guide and driver