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Volkan A.

Selçuk, Izmir, Turkey

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Dear Guests,
I was born in 1978 on the Asian side of Istanbul and had my primary education there. Living very close to the heart of Istanbul and finding a chance to visit different parts of the country by being a part of the school volleyball team after showing an interest in the game played an important role in my life developing an interest in history and culture. It seemed only natural, therefore, that I should want to study being a tour guide.

I left Istanbul at the age of seventeen for a university education in Izmir (Smyrna). The curriculum consisted of various subjects such as history, geography, archeology, fine arts and languages. After my graduation I moved to Selçuk (the nearest town to Ephesus ancient city) and began to work as a licensed tour guide in 2001. Since the graduation, tour guiding has been my full-time profession, and I have devoted all my efforts to improving and developing my guiding style, with an emphasis on catering to my guests' requirements and interests.

I have assisted in the organization of many different short and long itineraries and have guided groups on all these schedules personally during my eighteen years in business. The Federation of Turkish Tourist Guides recognized me as the tour guide who did the longest tour itinerary of 51 days in the year 2006. I still keep the title proudly.

I am married with one handsome child. My wife (Eda) is a licensed tour guide as well and has her Ph. D in tourism management so she works in a university now. I not only work for several travel agencies and hotels but also work independently by guiding individual or group tours such as daily tours including "the Christian heritage", "the Jewish heritage" and long-term tours. I am always ready to help travelers with their plans.

Yours Sincerely

Credentials

**Professional Tourist Guide License from Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism 2001
**A.A. Degree on Tour guiding from Çeşme Vacational High School of Ege University 1999
**Award from The Federation Of Turkish Tourist Guides for being recognized as the tour guide who did THE LONGEST TOUR ITINERARY of 51 DAYS in the year 2006
**B.A. Degree in Hospitaltiy Management from the Faculty of Business Administration of Anadolu University 2018
**Certificate of Cultural Heritage Expertise 2019

Restrictions

According to the law, all tours must be operated by a registered A class travel agency. As a licensed official Turkish tour guide of TBL, I certainly guarantee that all my tours presented here are carried out through a registered A class travel agency.

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Private tour guide Volkan

Journey to The Heart of Aphrodite with,...

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A mysterious journey to the sacred city of the goddess

380 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Half Day Ephesus with a Private Tour

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Temple of Diana and the City of Ephesus with Your Own Personal Guide

300 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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Quick-Ephesus Private Tour

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A perfect way to spend your time in Turkey with a private guide

150 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours

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Private Tour of ''The Apostle Paul in,...

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''Gods made by humans are not gods at all and should not be worshipped''

300 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Private Tour to the Farmers Market of,...

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A private tour of the world's second largest open-air farmer's market,...

350 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

7 hours

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John's Revelation to the Seven Churches,...

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A Three-day Trip to Explore the Seven Churches of Revelation

942 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

3 days

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