Our Story

Our story begins in 1884, with the establishment of the Greek Orthodox Monastery House in the town of Mustafapasa, nestled in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. Initially, it served as a hub for unofficial religious teachings, offering shelter to the ill and those in need, and doubling as a guesthouse for weary travelers. This monastery house embodied a multifaceted purpose.

Fast forward to the present day, and this house remains true to its original ideals. We wholeheartedly invite all to explore our establishment, whether for a journey through our museum, engaging in conversations about healthcare interior design, or simply to capture the beauty of our rugs through the lens of your camera.



Our name, 'Odyssey Rugs,' carries a story of its own. It stems from the recognition our rugs received when they were purchased and prominently featured in the 1997 film 'The Odyssey,' directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. The recognition emerged from an unexpected encounter between our curator and healthcare interior design director, Ozcan Ozdemir, and the former wife of the film's director. In Ozcan's rug shop in Fethiye, she discovered his unique philosophy on rugs and kilims, recognizing them as true pieces of art. Their special connection led her husband to include more than 50 Kilims in the movie, making our rugs part of film history.