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Catalhuyuk Archeological Site
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Catalhuyuk Archeological Site

By Selene Travel
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$92.64
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$92.64
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 7-85
Duration: 5h
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English


  • No lunch because this is a half-day tour program.
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Professional Guiding
  • Hotel pick up and Drop Off
  • Entry/Admission - Konya Archaeological Museum
What's not included
  • Any tip for the guide and driver


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel, airport, bus and train station in Konya.
  • Airports:
  • Konya Airport, Konya Turkey
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 181068P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 181068P2

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Catalhoyuk
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 2
    Boncuklu Hoyuk
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 3
    Konya Archaeological Museum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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manjunathr2016
manjunathr2016
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Soulful Sufism!
Mete is an honest man who is very kind by nature! His care and attention to details make the journey soulful!
Shellashahid
Shellashahid
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Amazing trip to Konya , Turkey
Excellent Service! When we landed at Konya Airport the driver (forgot his name) was already there to pick us up, wi
heidielsha
heidielsha
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A great day
It was very nice and Hussein my tour guide was amazing and super helpful. He went out of his way to make sure I am
546lubnas
546lubnas
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Best Spiritual tour
It was a wonderful tour. Our guide Mr. Shakir was very pleasant, well informed and very patient. We thoroughly enjo
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862farrahd
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Great experience
Our tour was perfectly organized and mete was so helpful and kind. We went to the yummiest restaurants and very ent
fivebro
fivebro
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Good way to experience the highlights of Cappadoccia
Mete Bey messaged and rang right after I booked the trip. Everything was arranged and planned well before the trip
AhmedA2999
AhmedA2999
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Konya highlights with kids
We had an amazing guided tour to see the highlights of Konya with Fatma from Selena travel. Everything was seamless
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almamB4663ON
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A great trip
The whole trap was the best part I had excellent experience with them I felt home As if They are friends Or fam
Freedom512667
Freedom512667
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Visit to Konya
For anyone visiting Konya I will highly recommend the tour by Selene Travel. I booked the highlights of Konya with
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Pieter4882
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Dutch NKC visit to Konya
We have seen Mevlana museum, Aladdin mosque and of course Derwish dancers. All was perfect organised by Selene Tour
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hagarh2020
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Amazing trip
It was amazing trip Well organized - the team was very friendly and helpful for me and my friends I had the best
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Great friendly service
Easy to book online, great communication from the driver who was friendly and efficient. Would use again on another
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Transfer
Brilliant service overall. Contacted me beforehand to confirm trip details. Van was clean and very comfortable. Ve
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Hatice is the best guide I’ve ever had
I can’t recommend this tour enough. I came to Konya as a single woman and was made so comfortable by everyone at Se
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A very comprehensive tours
A very comprehensive tours. With a very friendly tour guide who carries great respect for Maulana Rumi in his heart
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Go580833
Victoria, Canada4 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We had a great time with our guide Hüseyin. He was very knowledgeable about the history and he spoke english well. Part of the site was closed and a lot of archeology is moved to museums which you see in Konya. He recommended a very good and affordable restaurant as well for lunch afterwards.
Written May 16, 2022
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Erhan Yildirim
Türkiye2,126 contributions
Mar 2021
çatalhöyük, located about 50 km southeast of konya province in the central Anatolia region of Turkey, does not have any problems with transportation.you can reach it very easily.you should definitely see the excavations of this Neolithic settlement, consisting of 2 Hills about 20 meters high.now I want to tell you about the Neolithic period and çatalhöyük.
Çatalhöyük (Catalhoyuk) mound
Open-Air Museum of the Neolithic period
Çatalhöyük consists of 2 Hills belonging to the Neolithic and Chalcolithic period ,located on both sides of çarşamba Creek ,located in the center of the Anatolian peninsula, located at the crossing point of 3 major continents, about 50 km southeast of konya province. çatalhöyük was discovered in the late 1950s and excavations were started in the early 1960s. it has been used as a settlement area continuously for about 2000 years and is like an open-air museum that allows us to understand the settled Society of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic period consisting of about 20 different layers with all the Found artifacts. The first settlement at Çatalhöyük was Neolithic about 9400 years ago. It happened in the age. In an area of 13.5 hectares on the edge of old Konya Lake Çatalhöyük settlement, which was founded and is thought to have been inhabited continuously for about two thousand years, is dated to the Neolithic period “Doğu Çatalhöyük " (B.C.7400– 6200) and “West Çatalhöyük” dated to the Chalcolithic Period (B.C. 6200–5200) it consists of two mounds. Homes abandoned over time, new arrivals as a result, they built new houses on it, filling it with soil it rose in layers and formed a 21-meter peak. çatalhöyük has made the Neolithic period commemorated with art with its unusual finds. Weaving, woodworking, mining, Obsidian craftsmanship, murals and reliefs, stone and clay figurines shed light on the art aspect of the period. The temple in the settlement and the statuettes it contains have developed a religion, the birth of architectural and conscious planning, the economy of advanced agriculture and animal husbandry and a large number of captured it is possible to witness the progress in the trade of raw materials with imported materials. in addition to various items, superior jewelry works were obtained from forged copper or rare Stones. çatalhöyük houses, which have a regular city plan, are used for pantry and food production in addition to the main room 1 or It consists of side rooms ranging from 3. Main rooms entered from the roof a staircase is used to enter from the roof, and a stove is located below the staircase. The point where the ladder is located is also the exit point of the smoke coming out of the stove. The main room was often repainted, probably due to smoke coming out of the hearth. During the day, light comes from the stairwell to houses that are dark. and because of this, the main room is quite bright. For better reflection of light, the walls were painted white with limestone. A painting of rooms White another reason is to eliminate the heat generated by the stove. At home on cold winter nights the time spent has contributed to people's socialization. adjacent planned structures
it is seen to be built in a honeycomb shape, conjoined and closed outwards. Çatalhöyük houses were built of Quadrangular Adobe, a mixture of sun-dried mud and straw, using Reed and wood poles and plaster. Region mudbrick and Reed were easily found, making use of the swamp. Çatalhöyük, which has similar characteristics with the architecture of adobe houses in Anatolia today between the walls of their house are tree plantings. On these pylons incoming beams carry the flat ceiling, while the ceiling top cover is compressed onto the Reed it is covered with white, thin and sticky clay. Çatalhöyük with the addition of the neighborhoods while the buildings around the courtyards create the neighborhoods city established. There are no streets in the city and the people who live here they provided passage through the roofs of the houses and also entered the houses through these roofs.
çatalhöyük helps us to understand the belief systems,rituals,symbols and cosmic world of the Neolithic period with its many cult and ritual symbols. wild cattle horns or horned skulls plastered with clay (ancestral cult),skulls(skull cult),goddess(Cybele) statue (Mother Earth,fertility and life cult) are some of the features that make çatalhöyük unique. the male God and the male cult, which dominated the neoltic period and before it, are replaced by the cult of the Mother Goddess along with çatalhöyük. A mural with a Çatalhöyük drawing was found during excavations in 1960
. A large part of this unusual mural was painted on the north wall. The third section is pictured on the eastern edge of the House. Monochrome one the picture is. B. carbon testing pictureC shows that it was built in 6300. On the north wall of the painting on plaster part of it was dismantled in four parts. Three pieces are exhibited in Ankara Anatolian Civilizations Museum Pictured are quadrangular structures, often built in terraces in front it has a total area of. After the city, an erupting volcano is seen, covered with volcanic stones, whose slopes are rolling down. A cloud of smoke and ash sits above it, from the erupting crater similar parts are thrown into the air. Double cone pictorial of the mountain, Konya It depicts the eruption of Mount Hasan, located at the eastern end of the plain. It is believed that this volcano is the extinct volcano of today, Mount Hasan . This picture shows the twin-crested volcanic Mount Hasan rising just beyond the village's borders it shows a view of the village. On a surface out of human hands it is considered one of the earliest paintings ever made.
çatalhöyük has opened a new era related to the Neolithic period and continues to open...........
Written April 29, 2021
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Trish O
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions
Sep 2019
When visiting Cappadocia a few days ago (September 2019) I looked at the map more closely and realised that Göreme was only 3 hours away from a very important archeaological site - Çatalhöyük, near Konya. I had studied archaeology at university (decades ago) and vividly remember learning about Çatalhöyük and the prehistory of the Anatolian Plateau. I talked my husband into changing our travel plans, and found that Selene Travel offer tours to this and an even older site. Selene Travel were great at providing very helpful advice on how to get there, met us off the bus from Göreme, found us a good hotel and everything went very smoothly. Fatima is a great guide, informed, observant and thoughtful. Visiting these sites is much, much better with a guide, you get the context of environmental changes and the differences between earlier and later excavations. We even had bonus sheep on the road - a moment of nostalgia for our home country of New Zealand.
This afternoon tour was so informative and useful that we promptly signed up for a tour the next morning - to visit important sites in Konya itself
Note to TripAdvisor I would have added photos but got an error message about file types - even though I hadn't selected an image.
Written September 21, 2019
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selenetravel
Thank you very much for your review.
Written September 30, 2019
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Gerd H
Stavanger, Norway5 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Extremely nice and informative guide. Had a Great time and i definetly recommend this/these tours for everyone wgo want a worthwhile tour!
Written August 14, 2019
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selenetravel
Thank you for your review
Written September 30, 2019
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