About Konya

 

Konya is one of the first inhabited cities in the history of mankind, and still contains traces of many ancient civilisations which gives it the atmosphere of a museum city. Because of its locations in the middle of the barren Anatolian steppe, it used to be one of the most important trading centres on the Silk Road. The fertile land around the city means Konya is also the heart of Turkey’s grain industry, with farming a major industry. Steeped in tradition, it is one of the most conservative and religious places in the country, and best known as the adopted home of Celaleddin Rumi, the Sufic mystic who founded the Whirling Dervish sect. Today it is still a centre of Sufic practice and teaching, and one of the highlights for visitors is the Mevlana Museum, the former lodge of the dervishes.

 

 

Çatalhöyük: This ancient site, 50km south-east of Konya, is said to be the first settlement in the world with houses and sacred buildings dating back to 6800 BC. The remains were discovered by British archaeologists in 1958, and research shows 13 different strata with evidence of houses that had to be entered by holes in the roof as there were no streets. There is little left at the site, except the remains of mud brick houses, murals, plaster reliefs and pottery. Construction was from adobe, wood and reed, and most of the findings are now in the Konya Museum of Archaeology. 

 

It is possible to get most of the way by minibus, then a taxi for the remaining 10 miles. 

 

 

Sille Aya - Elena Church: The tiny village of Sille, 8km northwest of Konya, has a long and interesting history. Helena, mother of Byzantine Emperor Constanine, stopped in Konya during her journey to Jerusalem for a Hajj pilgrimage in 327 AD, and after seeing the engraved temples here belonging to the first ages of Christianity, she too decided to construct a temple. The Sille Aya, or Elena Church, contains a rostrum and some fairly well preserved murals, which are unique works of art. It is thought that this church was in use until 1923. The village also has old stone bridges, other churches and the remains of frescoes. Sille is reached by bus number 64 from Konya.

 

 

Don't Leave Without

 

- Learning about the Dervishes in the Mevlana Museum, 

- Visiting the ancient sites of Catalhoyuk and Kilistra, 

- Admiring the ornate architecture of the Mosques, Palaces, and Hans, 

- Entering a wedding dinner, 

- Buying carpets, and pileless carpets from the villages of Konya. 

- Watching the Mevlevi ceremony between 10-17 December every year.

 

see further information on http://www.kultur.gov.tr/EN/belge/2-21438/konya.html

 

 

 

Dedeman Konya Hotel & Convention Center

 

Distance to Airport: 12 km.

 

Distance to Bus Station: 10 km.

 

Distance to Congress Center: 18 km.

 

Distance to City Center: 2 km.

 

Address: Isparta Beyşehir Yolu, Sille Kavşağı Özalan Mahallesi 42080 Selçuklu - Konya 

 

Phone: +90 (332) 221 66 00  Fax: +90 (332) 221 66 46

 

E-mail: konya@dedeman.com  Website: www.dedeman.com

 

 

 

 

Rixos Hotel Konya

 

 

 

Distance to Airport: 10 km.

 

Distance to Bus Station: 8 km

 

Distance to Congress Center: 700 m.

 

Distance to City Center: 19 km.

 

Address: İstanbul Yolu, 42250 Selçuklu – Konya

 

Phone: +90 332 221 50 00 Fax: +90 332 221 50 50

 

E-mail: konya@rixos.com   Website: www.rixos.com

 

 

Hilton Garden Inn Konya

 

 

Distance to Airport: 16 km.

 

Distance to Bus Station: 14 km.

 

Distance to Congress Center: 22 km.

 

Distance to City Center: 1 km.

 

Address: Aziziye Mahallesi, Kışlaönü Sokak No: 4 42020 Karatay – Konya

 

Phone: +90 332 221 60 00 Fax: +90 332 300 00 00  Website: www.konya.hgi.com

 

 

 

Anemon Hotel Konya

 

 

Distance to Airport: 12 km.

 

Distance to Bus Station:10 km.

 

Distance to Congress Center: 18 km.

 

Distance to City Center: 2 km. 

 

Address:Işıklar Mah. Belen Sokak No.3 Selçuklu - Konya

 

Phone: +90 332 235 14 14 Fax: +90 332 235 14 24

 

E-mail: konya@anemonhotels.com   Website: www.anemonhotels.com

 

 

Bera Hotel Konya

 

 

Distance to Airport: 14 km.

 

Distance to Bus Station:12 km.

 

Distance to Congress Center: 20 km.

 

Distance to City Center: 700 m.

 

Address:Küçük İhsaniye Mah. Doktor M. Hulusi Baybal Cad. No:9 Selçuklu – Konya

  

Phone:+90 332 238 42 42 Fax: +90 332 238 10 99

 

E-mail: info@bera.com.tr Website: www.bera.com.tr 

 

 

 

Özkaymak Hotel Konya

 

 

Distance to Airport: 12 km.

 

Distance to Bus Station:10 km.

 

Distance to Congress Center: 18 km.

 

Distance to City Center: 1 km.

 

Address:Nalçacı Caddesi Selçuklu – Konya

 

Phone: +90 332 237 87 20 Fax: +90 332 237 87 29  Website: www.ozkaymakotels.com

 

 

Paşapark Hotel

 

 

Distance to Airport: 15 km.


Distance to Bus Station:13 km.


Distance to Congress Center: 21 km.


Distance to City Center: In the centre


Address: Şems-i Tebrizi Mh. Sultan Veled Cd No:3 42030 Karatay - Konya


Phone: +90 332 305 00 00 Fax: +90 332 354 0 354  Website: pasapark.com.tr

 

 

Selçuk University Practical Hotel

 

Distance to Airport: 12 km.


Distance to Bus Station:9 km.


Distance to Congress Center: 170 m.


Distance to City Center: 20 km


Address: Turizm Fakültesi Uygulama Oteli Selçuk Üniversitesi Alaeddin Keykubat Yerleşkesi Selçuklu/KONYA


Phone: +90 0332 241 74 01 Fax: +903322417047 e-mail: uygulamaoteli@selcuk.edu.tr