KONYA

Home of Rumi

  • Capital of the Great Seljuk Empire!

  • Caravanserais, madrasas, and endless fields of wheat and tulips!

  • Giant sinkholes and the largest plain in Turkey!

  • The genuinely mysterious Çatalhöyük!

  • Lake Beyşehir and its vicinity: a natural shooting location!

 

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Known as Iconium in Roman times, Konya is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Turkey and ranks as one of the country’s great cultural centers. The city served as the capital of the Seljuk Turks from the 12th to the 13th century. During that period of cultural, political, and religious growth, the mystic Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi founded a Sufi order there, known in the West as the Whirling Dervishes.

Konya has played host to important civilizations over the centuries, from the Neolithic Age until the present day. As a result, the city is a showcase of many works of art created by different communities using different production and manufacturing techniques. The oldest Christian settlements and churches in Anatolia are also in this region. All of this makes Konya an ideal shooting location for any genre.

LOCATIONS IN KONYA

The early permanent settlements in and around Konya go back to prehistoric times. Evidence of Neolithic, Paleolithic, and Early Bronze Age cultures can be seen in the region. The archaeological wealth of Konya is so plentiful that the whole region is practically an open-air museum, with multiple historical sites and many works of art.

What has earned the city its worldwide fame, however, is its association with the famous Islamic mystic Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi. Rumi’s reputation as a mystic and poet extends far beyond Konya, and every year thousands of people who respect and follow his teachings travel to Konya to mark the anniversary of his death (Şeb-i Arus) with ceremonies in remembrance of his life.

  • Beyşehir

The largest lake in the region, Beyşehir is also home to 33 islands of various sizes. In addition to that, the wildlife in the region is rich enough to add color and visual interest to any film. Thanks to its unsurpassed landscape and history, Lake Beyşehir and the surrounding region are a natural shooting location suitable for all sorts of feature-film genres, and of course for documentaries. 

  • Çatalhöyük

As soon as you step foot in Çatalhöyük, you will feel as if you have traveled back thousands of years in time. Seeing evidence of the way the people of the Neolithic era lived and thought will amaze you. Preserving much of its authentic original character, the city will broaden your horizons and inspire new thoughts and ideas as you discover its mysteries.

  • Rumi’s Tomb

"This place is a Kaaba to lovers;

Those who arrive wanting

Will find completion here.’’

The world-renowned Rumi was a mystic raised in Konya whose ideas were transmitted far beyond his era. His philosophy is centered on love—a universal love, embracing all human beings without regard for race, religion, or language. For him, the human is the principal concern, and every human is made in the image of the Creator. Rumi’s Tomb in Konya’s city center is filled with objects associated with him, and the haunting sound of the ney (a traditional reed instrument) floating in the air will affirm your creative dreams and enrich your project.

TRANSPORTATION

Konya is easily accessible by road, about three hours from Ankara and eight hours from Istanbul. Rail transport is also highly practical. The high-speed train from Istanbul reaches Konya in about four and a half hours. The Ankara–Konya high-speed train is only one hour and 50 minutes. There are daily flights from Istanbul to Konya, taking one hour and 15 minutes.

ACCOMMODATION IN KONYA

Konya offers top-quality accommodation, ranging from budget to luxury hotels throughout the city. It is possible to find accommodation located within half an hour’s travel of any shooting location in Konya.

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ADNANBEY OTEL

NAKİPOĞLU MAH. SULTAN VELED CAD. NO 6 KARATAY / KONYA

3323525855

Konya / KARATAY

ADNANBEY OTEL

AKŞEHİR ELİTT OTEL

SELÇUK MAH. 24 AĞUSTOS BULVARI NO:46 AKŞEHİR / KONYA

3328137277

Konya / AKSEHIR

AKŞEHİR ELİTT OTEL

ALİ BİLİR OTEL

DALYAN MAH.ATATÜRK CADBİLİR SOK.NO:1 BEYŞEHİR KONYA

3325120455

Konya / BEYSEHIR

ALİ BİLİR OTEL

ANEMON KONYA OTELİ

IŞIKLAR MAH. BELEN SOK. NO 3 SELÇUKLU / KONYA

3322351414

Konya / SELÇUKLU

ANEMON KONYA OTELİ

BALIKÇILAR OTELİ

MEVLANA KARŞISI MİMAR SİNAN SOK. NO:1 KARATYA 42020
KONYA

3323509470

Konya / KARATAY

BALIKÇILAR OTELİ

BAYIR DIAMOND HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER

MUSALLA BAĞLARI MAH. AHMET HİLMİ NALÇACI CAD. KAPI NO:100

3322241200

Konya / SELÇUKLU

BAYIR DIAMOND HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER

BAYKARA

ŞEMSİ TEBRİZİ MAH. İSTANBUL CAD. NO:133 KARATAY-KONYA

3323536030

Konya / KARATAY

BAYKARA

BERA

BABALIK MAH. KEMERLİ CAD. NO:13 SELÇUKLU-KONYA

3322384242

Konya / SELÇUKLU

BERA

CHERRY GARDEN CİTY& SPA HOTEL

BELCEAĞAÇ KÖYÜ NO 415 EREĞLİ KONYA

3327131111

Konya / EREGLI

CHERRY GARDEN CİTY& SPA HOTEL

DEDEMAN KONYA

ÖZALAN MH. YENİ SİLLE CAD NO 1 SELÇUKLU KONYA

3322216600

Konya / SELÇUKLU

DEDEMAN KONYA

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