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About Gokpinar Retreat Center
We do provide daily and weekly classes in a traditional turkish village guranteed away from touristic spots,for your day visits free pick up from hotels weekly classes including accomodation : -turkish rug weaving (finish ina week your own piece rug) -turkish language classes -bellydancing classes -art and craft holidays -turkish cooking classes day classes -turkish cooking classes -turkish weaving classes (finish in a day your own piece hand bag) -bellydancing classes
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Bodrum City, Turkey

Gokpinar Retreat Center
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

I had a great experience learning how to weave a Kilim rug in a beautiful house in a cool village outside of Bodrum. The host Bulent is a unique person who is jolly and generous. He makes delicious meals and has a lot to offer....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Sarah G
Reviewed May 24, 2015

We are Japanese couple. We stayed in Gokpinar Retreat Center in March 2012. It was rather cold and just before tourist season, so a few people there and we could enjoyed real local atmosphere. We learned cooking and belly dancing from a teacher for a...More

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Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed May 24, 2015

I loved every moment of being at Gokpinar Retreat Center in 2010. Bulent was so warm and welcoming. He organized everything and took such good care of me. The village was small and provided a lovely invitation into more remote life in Turkey. Would highly...More

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Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Terry P
Reviewed May 24, 2015

My sister and I stayed at the Gokpinar Retreat in 2012. She spent the week weaving a small carpet with a skilled carpet weaver as her teacher. I spent the week with the mother of the host as my mentor, chef teacher in the kitchen...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed May 21, 2015

The accommodations were mediocre,especially considering the cost. I am not sure what qualifies it as a "Retreat Center". Turkey has beautiful hotels and real Retreat Centers, not to mention lovely beaches and exquisite cities. I would not advise anyone to pay to stay at Gokpinar....More

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank Jane1020
Reviewed April 15, 2015

We've stayed at Gokpinar Retreat Center a few times for cooking classes, carpet weaving, and bellydancing. It's the kind of place that keeps us coming back for more of the traditional way of life in Turkiye. Bulent and family are kind and generous...always very inviting....More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank turkeytraveller44
Reviewed February 20, 2015

I stayed 4 days. We cooked in the chimney outside! Peace and stars at night after superb meals. We tried to belly dance as well and listened to Turkish music played by one of the hosts. Dorthea, the rock of the retreat, has such wisdom...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank NomadKim
Reviewed August 12, 2014

I stayed at Gokpinar retreat in August 2013. It is possible to learn carpet making there but I wanted to learn kilim weaving so Bulent kindly arranged for me to learn kilim weaving by working alongside a local lady. Another lady was making a carpet...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank 391wendyk
Reviewed July 31, 2014

I stayed here in May with friends and found the whole experience extremely enjoyable. Completely off the beaten track which means you have complete peace and quiet- bliss! The food was all home cooked using fresh, local ingredients and the hospitality was friendly- would have...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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