Province: Konya

Famous as the home of the Whirling Dervishes, Konya is also the largest province in Turkey and boasts some surprising diversity in history, ruins, and natural landscapes. Neolithic cities, Hittite shrines, monumental buildings of the Seljuk Empire, all scattered between vast salt lakes, volcanic craters, sink holes, lofty mountains, and lush green plains. Between the wonder of the Seljuk capital and the bizarre landscapes of the outlying villages there are many reasons to explore Konya!