On your next trip to the Anatolian city of Konya make sure to consider employing our Konya car hire services as your main means of transportation. This Turkish city is well known for its whirling dervishes as well as its Seljuk architecture.
The city is served by the Konya Airport which is located at about eighteen kilometers from the city center but it is connected to the city via shuttle buses and of course taxis. A better option would be to employ our Konya car rental services and have a car of your choice ready and waiting for you at the airport as soon as you land so you can drive yourself into the city.
The city’s Seljuk architectural heritage is due to the fact that it was once the capital of the Sultanate of Rum; the city has seen steady growth in recent years thanks to an influx of students attending the Selcuk University as well as the fact that it is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. That being said, the place still holds an atmosphere of a quiet Anatolian provincial town where tourists are left alone and don’t have to suffer the hassle of street merchants as they do in Istanbul.
The city offers quite a few attractions to its visitors, one interesting building to visit being the Mevlana Museum or Mausoleum of Rumi. This is the must see tomb of the famous mystic Rumi, and alongside it visit the museum which exhibits relics of his life and time.
Located relatively nearby to the museum you will find a neighborhood that hasn’t exactly kept up with the times and as such still has the authentic feel from older days. This is where you’ll find mosques dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries the most important of them being Iplikci Mosque.
Iplikci Mosque was built in sometime during the 13th century and has been restored about fifty years ago. It is still open for prayer services and is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture that you’ll see in Konya.
These are of course only a few of the many things that you can see and do while in Konya so make sure to employ our Konya car hire services in order to better explore it and its surroundings.