There were several short comings with our tour, but our chief issues with Zeki were related to a lack of professionalism (showing up late and having to pick him up!) and a general err of arrogance. He definitely lacks humility and it comes across in his thoughts, ideas and mannerisms. Unwillingness to accommodate to client's requests defeats the purpose of a custom private tour. Throughout the entire tour we received the impression that this tour was not worth his time and in some respects beneath him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry to hear that. It must be a hard day for both of you and I wish you could tell that and not "fake" happiness and pretend you were content during the whole tour.I could get you another guide in a heart beat at any given moment to provide you humility and respect that you deserve. You made an honest mistake to tip me so please tell me how to send it back. Thank you for making me wiser :-)
Zeki was a great guide. He was very accommodating and made the tour very fun and enjoyable for us. He is very knowledgeable about Cappadocia so I would not think twice before hiring Zeki again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Alex and I hope to see the same gang again some day. :-)
Karen B.United States
Zeki proved dependable, accommodating and knowledgeable. His command of the English language is very good; we just had a little trouble understanding with his accent. He demonstrates a very personal interest in history. We just wish he didn't criticize other theories when presenting his own. Zeki was very good and I am confident probably one of the best guides for the area. He is professional, attractive and nice and we felt we had the best tour possible for our two days in the region.
Pete StilesUnited States
In my earlier comment, I talked about Zeki's geological and historical expertise. Another expertise that we came to value immensely was his knowledge of local resources -- particularly of the various balloon tours. He picked one for us with the advice, " they will fly low over the landscape -- you will see much more." He was absolutely right, our balloon tour was also the best. Go with Zeki -- you will get the best possible overall experience. We will recommend him to all of our friends!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you took my advise and very happy to know it is to your full satisfaction! The hot air baloon is not just for going in the sky but also discovering the beyond of Cappadocia while up in the air.People should enjoy the experience of a good pilot for the view,the pictures and above all...the safety.
Pete StilesUnited States
Zeki is the best possible guide. He is unbelievably well organized and thoughtful. He has superlative knowledge of the geology of the area, the history of the various settlements, and the religious background that caused the area to be developed as it was. We probably learned more in two days with Zeki than we learned in years of history in school and sunday school! Anyone traveling to htis area could not make a better choice for a guide -- and a friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Pete, Thank you for your wonderful comment and surely thank you for concidering me as your friend whilst your stay in Cappadocia. Hope to see you again some day soon and please say hi to Patty, Zeki