Holly DeGrandUnited States
Atakan does an amazing job with this tour. Walking down Istiklal street and side streets - seeing all the shops, restaurants, and clubs - was a fun, unique experience. He provided a lot of information about the history of Taksim Square, which helped me to understand the culture better. I highly recommend him!
Kara DennyUnited States
I am a relatively well traveled adventurous soul who booked an evening Beyoglu tour with Atakan on my 1st day. He was an excellent guide who picked up on my style and tastes almost immediately. In my experience, many guides do not believe that I am truly willing to try all sorts of foods and try to steer me away from things "Americans do not like." Atakan actually listened to me and led me to a lot of really delicious foods and taught me a lot about the social life of a local. 2 Thumbs Up!
Gabriela S.United States
Truly fantastic! Atakan, in addition to being a fabulous guide, is an amazing individual. Our flight was delayed four hours so we missed our booked tour with Atakan. He, however, waited in the lobby of the hotel to make sure we arrived ok AND on his free evening, after an exhausting full day of guiding others, he made up the tour for us.He didn't have to do that but that he did speaks volumes of him as a person and as a professional guide. He genuinely cares.He showed us the best of Turkey and its people
GREAT TOUR If your looking for something a bit different this is the tour for you. The tour takes you to the real Istanbul, Atakan showed us how the locals enjoy their dining and where they hang out. You will enjoy having coffee with locals and then Atakan takes you on a tour of the streets and finally ending with a great meal. There is a fair bit of walking involved and it is a late night, however, it is all worth it. You will thoroughly enjoy your night with Atakan, a tour not to be missed.