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Basket weaving and spoon making week at CaravanTurkey Gokpinar Cultural Center


Learn how to make baskets and carve wooden spoons in a traditional Turkish village! 


Villages will show you step-by-step how to create beautiful baskets and rustic, practical spoons by hand. This a hands on course where you will interact with the people of the village learning handcrafts that have been passed down through generations.


At Gokpinar, a village of 100 people,  just 10 minutes from the coast, you will be bathed in beauty and tranquility. This old Yörük village on the Aegean Coast of Turkey, feels a world away from the tourist trail. Our cultural center is set on a hilltop overlooking the village and the mountains' pine forests. We are only 10 minutes' drive to the beach and 40 minutes from Bodrum.


Spend your holiday with us, away from Turkey's tourist hot spots and enjoy the warmth and hospitality of village life.


Courses usually run for a week but we can tailor a programme for a shorter or longer stay at our cultural centre.

Courses run all year round for individuals and small groups.


Come and enjoy textile arts with us in our idyllic retreat in Southern Turkey!

The seven-night/eight-day package includes:


  • 7 Nights accommodation in a double room

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and  dinner)

  • Unlimited tea and coffee service, drinking water

  • Airport transfers from and to Bodrum International Airport

  • Classes by local villages (translation in English)

  • Two -hour class every day

  • Unlimited hadnwork time in a homestay atmosphere

  • Day visits to beaches, Bodrum city centrum or local markets

  • Visitors are allowed to bring their own drinks to the center



Course cost for seven nights/eight days, per person, double occupancy

$US 1050 per person in a double room

$US 1250 per person for single travellers

$US350 deposit via money transfer or major credit cards required to secure bookings. Balance is due seven days before arrival.


Add a Turkish cooking course or carpet weaving course to your course to your programme for an additional cost of $US750!


NEW! We can also tailor your course with classes in Turkish Cooking, Carpet Weaving, Music and Bellydancing, Turkish Culture and Language, Basket Weaving, Spoon Making and more. Please ask for details!

Contact us for any further questions or reservations.


Bodrum/Milas International Airport  is a 30-minute drive from Gokpinar.
Turkish Airlines and others fly all year around to Bodrum via Istanbul. 
Their web sites are:

There are charter flights between May and October from Europe and the UK.

Below are are some useful links for low-cost charter flights.

From the UK:

From the Netherlands:

Most nationalities require a VISA for entry to Turkey. These can be purchased on arrival (for British citizens it costs £10, for US citizens $US20.)


For reservations or enquiries please email us at with the dates and programme you are interested in. We will be back to you with details.

Caravanturkey - Bodrum - Turkey
Morning Tour & Travel Services
Phone: +90 533 3655906
             +90 252 3131896
             +90 252 3735750
Fax: +90 252313388

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