Istanbul is more than a regular city. It's the melting pot of different empires, religions, languages and cultures for centuries! I've been living in this amazing place for 31 years and have 5 years of experience as a guide. My purpose is not only to show you some historical buildings but also to give you a chance to learn more about our unique history, culture-traditions, cuisine, daily life etc.
I am very interested in both Roman/Eastern Roman (Byzantine) and Ottoman heritage of Istanbul, so I can offer you very specific tours that you'll always remember. I have basic information about the old/medieval Greek and can read the Ottoman Turkish. I can also understand caligraphic inscriptions easily. I believe that if you really want to feel the soul of historical buildings, you should know what those inscriptions explain to us. That's why I spent so much time to improve myself in this field.
I also love photography and trying different types of healthy and traditional food. Fortunately, Istanbul gives us a great chance for them. I'll be so happy to help you with them, too!
Feel free to contact me for either a full-day or a half-day tour. I can provide you a complete program or customizable itinerary. Let's explore this amazing city and unique culture together!
A Recent Review of this guide
Yasin was awesome. Super laid back and knowledgeable. Thanks a million.
Licenced Tour Guide approved by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Master in Tourism
*In accordance with the recent amendments of laws regarding tour guiding in Turkey, the guides are not allowed to directly sell tours. So, please note that the tours quaranteed here are to be by means of an officialy registered A Class Tourism & Travel Agency.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.