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Atilla D.

Ephesus, Kuşadası, Turkey

Ephesus Private Tours and Ephesus Shore Excursions from Kusadasi Port, OR Izmir City and Selcuk town with Atilla who is since 11years licensed national English Speaking Professional Tour Guide.

Welcome to my playground at Ephesus Ancient City ;)

Please imagine for a second:
There is a county in the World which hosted more then forty civilations. People were fed by its fields. Took bath in the natural spring waters. Fell in love sometimes in a dangereous way and built splendid buldings for theirs deities.

Do not force yourself for imagination, you do not see any dreams when close your eyes. Actually while listening to me, glorious ancient city of Ephesus will come alive before your eyes.

If you would like to visit Ephesus and its around where you feel different things at every spots, you have a chance to meet with me as your specialist tour guide and your knowledgable local person
who would like to be a your friend in Turkey.

In all of my tours, I will give informations on many subjects such as Turkish Culture, History, Islamism in Turkey, Christian and Jewish Heritage, Greek and Roman mythologi, archaeologi etc. in line with the wishes of our valued guests. So I do not have tours that are categorized according to religious perspective in my profile. You are going to able to find answers for all your questions.

My all private tours give the chance to have enough time to take photos.

*I can arrange tours over 10 pax, please ask for Best Quote! and let me know your certain number as well.

**According to your request, you can skip or add some sights to the suggested tour programs. Please inform me about it. Also I have many possible tour options, travelers are able to offer or request to me. that's why if you like to visit other places please ask me that I can create a customize tour or show you some unpublished tour which are already ready to show you.

***Ephesus tours from Kusadasi is almost the same to the ones from Izmir. The only difference is time required. Ephesus is more or less 50-60 minutes away from Izmir and 20-30 minutes from Kusadasi.

Please let me mention myself:
I was born in Istanbul in 1986. I got married in 2011. My wife "Aysun" is also a professional tour guide like me. We studied together at the university. She was my classmate. We have 2 boys. Atlas was born in 2013 :) Aras was born in 2016. He was the our Happy New Year's Gift :).
Our home is in Kusadasi and we are living in this resort and port town, located very close to Ephesus.

I graduated Travel Agency Management and Tourist Guiding at Adnan Menderes University in Kusadası in 2009. I have been working in tourism since 2004. I have learned this business at school and at agencies, When I studied I also worked in several agencies in Kusadası. And now I have been learning that business in my experiences.

As a passionate and enthusiastic person, I do not repeat myself, I am always renewing and refreshing my knowledge. Because my aim is to be a selected and valuable tour guide. Therefore, I create the differences in my business. You will not realize how the time passes while I am sharing my informations and experiences in an unforgettable day.

I do not promise of %100 satisfaction guarantee like the all the other guides do. But I promise of %99 satisfaction guarantee. If you wonder why :), please feel free to contect me 24/7 though the form "Ask a Question"

Note: 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.

St. Agustin of Hippo
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page"
Betty Williams
"When all else fails, take a vacation"
Emile Zola
"Nothing develops intelligence like travel"
Ray Bradbury
"See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream"

If you have any question please feel free to contact me 24/7 though the form "Ask a Question" .
Atilla D.

A Recent Review of this guide

Very knowledgeable about his country. All 8 of us felt he did a very good job.
Robert Mulder

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Professional Licensed Tour Guide , License number is 06474,
- Member of Union of Tourist Guides' Chambers.
- I aporate my tours with A Class Tourism & Travel Agency , KUŞADASI TOURS, ( Member of Association of Turkish Travel Agencies, License number is A-1197 ).

I studied history and architecture of Greek,Roman,Byzantine,Selcuk Turks and Ottoman Empire ,mythology,history of religions. My graduation ceremony was in Odeon(Bouleuterion) in Ephesus Ancient City.I got my official license from ministry of culture and tourism.
My english setting is " fluent " But I like to say that as I am a warm man; English is not my native language. I have an accent as I am not from UK/Canada/US/Australia. That's why is better to set "advanced-fluent" which means I can keep a fluent conversation but that I have an accent which is clear and easy to understand.

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