on private tour in Termessos

In Termessos

I am a multilingual archaeologist, tour guide and driver.

My Attributes: I speak fluent Turkish, English, French, Italian, Japanese and I can communicate in Russian, Chinese (Mandarin) and German. I can conduct tours in every region of Turkey. I have worked as a tour guide for tour operators such as Kuoni, Cox & Kings, Marmara, I Viaggi Del Ventaglio, Deren Koray Travel and have traveled extensively with American, European, Canadian, Japanese and Chinese groups conducting tours in their own languages. I have an E-class driver’s license for driving passenger vehicles in Turkey and New Zealand with unblemished driving records. I consider safe driving is one of the most important aspects of my work.

My Education: I studied Archaeology and Philology at the University of Ankara, I also studied at Iowa State University; Iowa City, Iowa, (USA), and at Omsk State Pedagogical University; Omsk, (Russia)

My Experience: I started to conduct tours in 1983 and have performed over 500 tours, traveled over 850,000 km, I worked for more than 20 travel agencies, conducted archaeological and cultural tours. I  have also conducted tours in Europe, New Zealand, former Soviet countries and North America.

My guiding license

My guiding licence

Organizations: I was an active member and supporter of Greenpeace in Turkey. I worked with their translation team and acted as an interpreter during some of their projects in Turkey. Nowadays I am a supporter of WWF.

Personal info: I am a vegan but sometimes in summer while traveling I keep a fruitarian diet, consisting of eating only fruits and nuts from the trees. I was born in Istanbul and grew up in Ankara. While in Turkey I sometimes live in Cappadocia region, located in central Anatolia. In my free time I do body building, take walks in the valleys and plant fruit trees or work for the maintenance of my old 7-room Cappadocian cave house consisting of both caves and regular rooms.

My e class driving license

My drivers license

If you decide to travel with me, I will pay attention to every detail, and will make certain you receive the best value for your time and money.

Explaining biblical mosaics to an Italian group in Chora Church

Guiding an Italian group In Chora Church

Perge Hellenistic gate at the background

In Perge on Private tour with Americans

I am explaining bilingual Greco Roman inscriptions on Couretes Boulevard, in Ephesus

Explaining bilingual Greco Roman inscriptions on Couretes Boulevard, in Ephesus

I am guiding a Canadian group in Goreme open air museum, in Cappadocia

Guiding a Canadian group in Goreme open air museum, in Cappadocia

I am giving lecture at Priene antique theatre

Giving lecture at Priene antique theatre

In Istanbul explaining the events of the ancient hippodrome

Explaining the events of the ancient hippodrome, in Istanbul

I am at Chicago airport

Chicago airport starting a business trip with a Turkish businessman as a driver guide

guiding a small Japanese group

Cappadocia guiding a small Japanese group

In Indianapolis with race car

In Indianapolis

In California presenting my products

In California

On private tour on the acropolis of ancient Pergamon drinking wine with guests from Japan

On a private tour with Japanese guests, drinking wine in the courtyard of the ancient Trajan temple, in Pergamon

Visiting Anzac cemeteries in Gallipoli with a small group from New Zealand

In Gallipoli with a small group from New Zealand working as a driver guide

Guiding a French group in Cappadocia Zelve valley

In Cappadocia Zelve valley guiding a French group