Todd MonroeUnited States
lots of walking, but great guided tour by Atilla through Ephesus....local food stop enjoyable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice review. I liked to be your tour guide too.. Say hello to everyone.. Take care. Best Regards Atilla.
Margaret Earlene BennettUnited States
Attila is an excellent guide and he was very patient without large group
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice comment. It was pleasure to be your guide. Say hello to everyone. Take care of yourself. Best Regards Atilla
Ray DixonUnited Kingdom
Atilla was a fantastic guide. He met us promptly at the time agreed with his driver and comfortable vehicle. His English was very good and his knowledge of Ephesus amazing. He really brought it to life for us. He took us round the site at our own pace and we learned such a lot. The cafe where he took us for lunch was quiet and shady and away from the tourist buses. He was friendly and helpful and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a guide in Turkey.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice review. I had spend nice times with you as well. You are always welcome to be my guests in my hometown. Take care of yourself. Best Regards Atilla.
excellent tour, Atilla was great guide Oldrich, Toronto
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comment. You are always welcome here. I wish you and your friends all the best. King Regards. Atilla
Atilla is unbelievable guide. His knowledge of Mary house and the ancient city was very excepional. His English was very good. He was at our dock on time and had us back to our ship on time. Very accommodating to our needs and was so professional. I would recommend this excursion to anyone with a group. This was the best tour we have ever taken.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice review. I had spend nice times with you too. You are always welcome to my home town. All the Best. Atilla
Vonda H.Mooresville, NC, United States
Atilla was a fantastic guide! He is extremely knowledgeable and we had a great day visiting all of the amazing sites in Ephesus & surrounding Kusadasi. If you need a break from the ordinary excursions from the ship, I highly recommend him. Affordable, and we were ahead of the crowd for most of the day, a huge plus is a popular destination port.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice words. It was my pleasure to make your day unforgettable. Best Regards.. Atilla.
Michele ReidyUnited States
We were a group of seven adults from USA, Ireland and England. We could not have asked for more. Atilla called the day before to confirm time. He wished we would embark ship before the crowd. We did and enjoyed a leisurely visit at the Mother Mary house. Then continued on to Ephesus. Amazing tour, Atilla was very informative and kind. He made suggestions and allowed us to decide. We were so impressed we agreed to have him set up a tour in Istanbul. Thank you Atilla
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice thoughts.It was pleasure to share my enthusiasm.I had spend very nice times with you all.You are always welcome to my country and my house too. Please do not forget you have a house in Kusadasi too! Take care of yourself! King Regards. Atilla
Michael WidmannUnited States
Atilla was an outstanding guide. We extremely enjoyed his company, flexibility and knowledge of the sites we chose to see. I would highly recommend him as my party ranged from my mother-in-law to my two young children. Atilla made sure we were all well taken care of.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice thoughts,it was very nice to know all of you. Take care of yourself.. All the bestt...
Richard PetticrewUnited States
Atilla was very friendly and knowledgeable about our tour. His English was very clear. My family enjoyed the time we spent with him at Ephesus and the surrounding area. We felt comfortable with him at all times. The vehicle we traveled was clean and they made it easy to move from one sight to the next. We would hire "Tours by Locals" for our next guided tour. Rich P.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard,always welcome to our country,please keep it in your mind you have a friend in Turkey. Take care. Best Regards... Atilla D.
Scott ModistUnited States
Ephesus tour was good and Atilla was nice. Took 2 stars off bc we were not aware of the sales pitches we were being taken to. Atilla asked us if we wanted to see the rug weaving process. We agreed. We watched for about 10 mins and then were taken to a room in the back where rugs were shown to us as if we were buying any. After we declined we were taken out through a jewelry store which was 2 stories high. Most of the tour was spent being pitched to. Otherwise it would have been a very nice place to visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Guest,Thanks for your comment. As you write there I never pressure to visit any place,No obligation.So I always would like to do my best and I like to share these all information which is not sales pitches,if my guests say OKAY, with their permission I would like to invite to them...
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We had a conversation with Atilla and agreed that from now onwards, regardless of whether or not a traveler wants to go into a carpet factory he will specifically let them know that they will face a sales pitch in those places and that is what they should expect of that experience.