Very small hotel near to trains, long-distance coaches, park with cafes to sit in, decent places to eat, tombs and main sites. We looked at other hotels, but they were expensive and a bit tatty: probably thought pilgrims to the tombs would pay.
Run by a great "host" Ali, who attracts all nations, backpackers, individuals, friends, couples of all ages. Definitely our best selection of fellow guests ever, who congregate in the first floor sitting areas to share breakfast, experiences and travel tips.
Besyhir is a small town on the road between Konya and the southern coast. It has a quite unique and beautiful mosque which unlike most is wooden. Its roof is supported by pillars made from huge cedar tree trunks. In the centre of the roof there is a hole which can be opened when it rains to allow water to fill a pool in the centre of the mosque which stops the wooden pillars from drying out too much. The imam is very friendly and quite keen to show visitors around.
The easiest way is to drive either coming down from Konya towards the coast around Side or drive up from the coast towards it.
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