Pamela HolmUnited States
5 out of 5 stars Hakan was a great guide….knowledgeable on the sights with interesting information, and patient/flexible as we adjusted the planned itinerary along the way. Would highly recommend! Pam Holm
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Pam, this is very kind of you. All the best wishes
Paula WagnerUnited States
Fabulous day in Ephesus and seeing the Terrace Houses. Hakan was fabulous and new all the nooks to take us to shop!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Paula. This is very kind of you. Hope to see you again
Robert SteedUnited States
Hakan was delightful. He answered all our questions and catered to every need. He gave us choices of what we wanted to see and gave us what time we needed to see exactly what we wanted.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Robert. Hope to see you again
Alice McCannUnited States
This was a wonderful tour. Our guide, Hakan, was great. We loved that he fed the cats. Hakan was very knowledgeable. The lunch that was arranged for us was one of the best parts of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Alice. Hope to see you again. Best wishes from Turkey, Hakan
Hakan was one of our most favoured tour guides in Turkey. His passion and enthusiasm for his region was both palpable and enlivening. He was happy to answer all our questions and was absolutely patient with a shutterbug like myself (who often lags behind for the "best shot"). He was also a unique combination of kindness, compassion and entertainer (with a sense of humour that kept us Australians buying tickets for more - metaphorically). Thanks Hakan, one of our more favourite tours. You are muhteşem!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Glen. It was a great day , hope to see you again
Emma HornUnited States
We were 13 people traveling on the Azamara Pursuit. We chose Hakan as our guide and we are so glad that we did! He met us right at the Kuşadası Harbor Guest Terminal holding a sign with my name. He had umbrellas for everyone so we could stay out of the sun. It was a fantastic day! We loved Kusadasi and Ephesus. Hakan was wonderful
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Emma, It was a great day being with you. Best wishes from Turkey Hakan
Alan LarsonUnited States
Very timely and informative. He went out of his way to accommodate our 2 year old. He was flexible to accommodate our special needs and went overtime without added charges. I highly recommend w/o reservations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Alan. This is very kind of you. Best wishes
William CondonSouth Dennis, MA, United States
We met Hakan at the cruise terminal in Kusadasi and were driven in a new, large air-conditioned van first to Mary's house and then to the Ancient ruins of Ephesus. While Mary's house was built on what were the ruined foundation of the house she would have occupied the historical information that Hakan provided useful. The excavated ruins of Ephesus were awe inspiring. To walk in the steps of Saint Paul and to sit in the stadium where he taught was a once in a lifetime experience. We highly recommend Hakam
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much William, This is very kind of you. Hope to see you again Hakan
Johan Van Den HeeverSouth Africa
Great day with a most competent and professional guide. It was worth every cent to have a guide explain one of the most fascinating places in the world. Hakan made our day a great success with a personal touch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Johan. All the best wishes
Jody CatalanelloUnited States
Hakan was an awesome guide to our group of 9 people - he was accommodating - asked us, gave his opinion and allowed us to decide on the order and sites we saw during the day. His english is excellent and we all felt perfectly safe the entire day. This is a not to be missed area and as a guide he was excellent! Thanks for a great memories and the learning opportunity! The umbrellas were really appreciated and helpful with the sun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jody, You are so kind. Best wishes Hakan
George ListUnited States
Our family tour (6) with Hakan Bozdag was great. He had supplied me with information prior to the tour that made is easy to pick what we wanted to do for the day. He met us on time in a very clean new van and we were off for a day of information and fun. His knowledge of Turkey was shared with as we traveled. We learned a lot about the country and felt very safe on our travels. There was not a minute that I felt uncomfortable all day long and I would recommend both Hakan and Turkey as a wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much George. It was an excellent day for me too. Best wishes
William TeasdaleUnited States
We signed up for this excursion to visit Ephesus, but our guide, Hakan, made the day so much more than we could have ever imagined. Our group of 9 consisted of 9 family members spanning 3 generations. Hakan provided a van that was comfortable for all, gave us an excellent tour of Ephesus, as well as the surrounding area. A highlight was a lunch for all provided by a local family. We visited a carpet maker and a very nice leather boutique. There seemed to be no time limit. We all heartily recommend Hakan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much William. It was nice to meet you and your family.
Jenny VaughanUnited Kingdom
Really good tour by very knowledgeable, friendly guide, who spoke excellent English. Flexible approach, happy to answer questions and pause to take in photos, views etc. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jenny, All the best wishes Hakan
Stephen FerryUnited States
Hakan did an excellent job sharing details we would have literally walked right over. Fascinating historical site and terrific guide knowledge and communication. Ephesus was an amazing experience and Kusadasi felt completely safe, comfortable and welcoming. Mary's house was a spiritual moment for many faiths and Terrace Houses not to be missed. Great guide who is passionate about his country and history. Neat local meal, too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, It was nice to meet you and your lovely family.
Karen C.Heath, TEXAS, United States
We had a fantastic and very informative tour with Hakan. He was very knowledgeable and made our trip extremely interesting. Ephesus was spectacular to view and all the history just came alive. Would definitely recommend Hakan as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Karen. It was an excellent day for me too.
Galt GrantUnited States
Hakan gave us an excellent tour of Ephesus, the House of Mary and other sites. He was excellent and recommend him highly. There was no trace of the problems that are haunting Turkey in other regions of their country and the historical sites wherever much worth the visit
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Galt. Hope to meet you again
Tessa MercuurCalgary, ALBERTA, Canada
Hakan was an extremely engaging, friendly, witty and intelligent guide! He is clearly passionate about making the tourist experience very meaningful and informative. He answered questions extremely well and engaged everyone on our tour from a 60 yr old to an 18 yr old and had all of us in awe of his ability. I would strongly recommend him anytime!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tessa. It was a lovely day.
John WhiteUnited States
Hakan could not have been more accommodating and informative with our group of six. He was able to share his extensive knowledge of the history and archaeology of Ephesus with us in our tour. The ancient city and Mary's House were fantastic highlights for us. He was always looking out for our well-being as well
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John. It was an excellent day for me too. Best wishes
Helen ShawUnited States
Wonderful tour guide !! He was extremely nice, knowledgeable and very patient. He answered all our questions and was very open to suggestions on what we would like to see and not. This was our second time in Kusadasi / Ephesus and I can truly say it was a much more informative and pleasant tour. Lunch was delicious - very local food in a great garden. We had a birthday for one of our daughters - he went out of his way to get her a cake and a turkish gift. Can not say enough good things !!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Helen, thank you so much, hope to see you again
Lisa NeumannUnited States
Hakan was an AWESOME guide! He was personable and really gave us lots of information about the city. His private transportation he arranged was excellent. The restaurant he took us to was so wonderful and the carpet demonstration was nice, and they were not pushy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lisa, it was an excellent day for me
Ted V.Upland, CA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ted. All the best wishes from Turkey
Richard GrauUnited States
Hakan met us promptly at the cruise terminal with his driver and he spent the day showing us his beautiful and historic city of Ephesus. He was personable, fluent in English, knowledgeable of ancient and current history, culture and politics of Ephesus and Turkey. When we finished our tour of the ancient sites, he took us to a rural idyllic area to have a traditional Turkish meal. The setting and meal was awesome. His flexibility and efficiency in setting up our personalized
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Richard, It was an excellent day ... All teh best wishes
Wing Yuen KhongHong Kong
He knows his stuff and tries hard to make the tour interesting and informative . We did everything as mentioned on the website and we had a very good lunch recommended by the guide which was not part of the tour . Thanks Hakan !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Wing, you are so kind. All the best wishes
Richard BealeUnited States
Hakan was great! We had a group of 4 and Hakan provided vehicle that was comfortable. Our principle stop was the ancient city of Ephesus and the final home of the Virgin Mary. Hakan was excellent about providing us information about the history of the city and various buildings we saw, their purpose and issues related to Roman, Greek and Persian Empires. Hakan gathered us together at a key point, give us insight and then allow us to take photos and wander. Met his delightful wife and had a relaxing lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard, You are so kind, it was an excellent dy for me too. Hope to see you again.
Shirley WeissUnited States
Hakan was delightful to be with. His English is excellent. He was very informative. One person uses a walker and he was very helpful. I would highly recommend him to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Shirley, it was an excellent day for me too.
Orva SchrammLaguna Hills, CA, United States
Hakan was well informed and provided us with a meaningful day. He met us promptly at the cruise terminal and provided a clean spacious vehicle. Not only did we learn about the history of Ephesus, but about present day agriculture and customs. We explained we were interested in local historical sights, not shopping, which he did recognize. I would highly recommend Hakan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Orva, it was an excellent day for me too.
Joshua GoldbergUnited States
My family describes Hakan as one of the best tour guides they have ever had and that says something as we travel a lot and have experience with many different guides. Not only was he friendly, punctual and super interesting, but he did not just show us the main attractions, he added items that were great fits for our entire family. He takes great care of his clients and we would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joshua, what an excellent review. Thank you so much, it was an excellent day for me. All th ebest wishes
Dena DiamondUnited States
Hakan definitely puts the personal touch on his tour. His command of the English language painted a very vivid picture of Ephesus. We had a delicious Turkish lunch and tour of a school where women are weaving in the traditional way of making the glorious carpets. The afternoon was made extra special as we wandered through a small village where locals sold their handicrafts and shared some apple tea. He made history and traditions come to life. I would highly recommend Hakan to show th
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dena, you are so kind. All the best wishes
This was an awesome tour and Hakan was the best. It was a highlight of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carolyn. It was an excellent day for me too. Hope to see you again
Larry JonesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Larry, you are so kind, hope to see you again