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 gave me an authentic tour of Istanbul. He understood what I wanted to see and was good company during our tour. I felt like I was given a true Istanbul experience.
Licenced Tour Guide approved by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Member of the Union of Tourist Guide Chambers
Master in Tourism
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.