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.
Elizabeth LangUnited States
Hakan is an engaged, humorous, knowledgeable guide. He listens well, is sensitive to his groups needs, is quickly adaptable. We were a group of 12 adults, ranging in age from 21-62, and all of us found Hakan interesting. He masterfully walks the line between leading and allowing free time, all the while keeping us on the overall timeline. We never felt rushed, felt free to wander or move at our individual paces, and yet, still fluidly move through the crowds and see everything we wanted to see. Great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Elizabeth, so are excellent. It was a perfect day for me too.
Hakan was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions about the sites we visited. He organised the tour to avoid the crowds. The van was first class and we had a very good driver. Both were very pleasant company and we liked Hakan's sense of humour. All in all my husband and I enjoyed our tour very much and would be very happy to use Tours by Locals again and to recommend them to friends. Thank you for a great day.