DENIZHAN PEKOZ Private tour guide in Kusadasi, Ephesus, Izmir - Turkey


Guide profile:


Providing guided tours of Ephesus from Port of Kusadasi, Port of Izmir, Kusadasi Hotels, Izmir Hotels and Izmir Airport. Has been guiding for over 11 years and working at it with great enthusiasm.

I was born (1978) and raised in Istanbul. Studied Business Administration. After graduation worked for Seabourn and Cunard Cruise Line as an Asst. Shorex Manager. Travelled %70 of the world. Now living in a resort town named as Kusadasi, located very close to the Ancient city of Ephesus. Providing private and group tours to Ephesus and round trips in Turkey.

I am a specialist in Biblical Tours in Turkey. I have leaded many tours for Noth American churches visiting the sites in Turkey that are mentioned in old and new testament. I speak fluent English. Mainly working for North Americans. I work with brand new, A/C Mercedes and Volkswagen Vehicles.

I an an active licensed professional tour guide and tour operator. Pride myself on ability to add personal touches to every tour conducted. It is extremely important for me that my guests return home with experiences to remember.

I have many years' experience in guiding tours all over Turkey as well as in Ephesus. As a Ephesus and Turkey Travel Specialist with contacts and years of experience, I am able to help travelers with their plans and itineraries.

The tours booked are operated by Transbalkan Tours. Tursab License No: A776

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Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Chi K. C.

We really enjoyed the tour guided by Mr Denizhan Pekoz who is very knowledgeable and professional. He explained things in details and pointed out the key information for us to know better the sightseeing. He took us to a local restaurant where we enjoyed very much the lunch.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Meet with your guide in front of the Kusadasi port passenger Terminal. Drive to the country. Your first stop on this fascinating tour is at the HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY. Then, you will continue on to visit ancient EPHESUS, one of the most magnificent and best-preserved ancient sites in the world. See the Odeion, the Market Basilica, Curetes Street, Bath, Celsus Library, Marble Street and the Great Theatre with a seating capacity of 25,000 people. After lunch visit the BASILICA OF ST. JOHN and see the TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS, one of the wonders of the ancient world. En-route to Kusadasi enjoy the scenery or shopping opportunity.

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, all the tours booked with me comes with a Mercedes or a Volkswagen Van/Minibus. Referenced prices include transport.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Christian Ephesus Price Per Group 210.00 Euro
Ephesus & Villages Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
Ephesus + House of Mary from Kusadasi Price Per Group 180.00 Euro
Half Day Tour of Ephesus & Temple of Artemis Price Per Group 160.00 Euro
House of Mary & Sirince Village Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
Priene, Miletus, Didyma Price Per Group 200.00 USD
Tour of Ephesus from Izmir Port or Airport Price Per Group 215.00 Euro
Traditional Turkish Breakfast and Ephesus Price Per Group 200.00 Euro

Tour guide interests:

Biblical History, learning Spanish, internet technologies, archaeology

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Chi K. C. 23 Oct 2016

We really enjoyed the tour guided by Mr Denizhan Pekoz who is very knowledgeable and professional. He explained things in details and pointed out the key information for us to know better the sightseeing. He took us to a local restaurant where we enjoyed very much the lunch.

5 stars Eliot A. 20 Nov 2013

Denizhan was exceptional, for 4 of us on a day tour to Ephesus and the surrounding area. I would highly recommend him. His command of history, his fluent English and pleasant demeanor made the day in Turkey very special. There was no selling favorite carpet shops and he was willing to accomplish everything we desired. If you come to Turkey do consider his services as you will not be disappointed.

5 stars Nicole M. 12 Aug 2013

Denizhan is a great tour guide with extensive knowledge about the history of Ephesus. The tour was fascinating and he had lots of energy despite the extreme August heat. We highly recommend him and felt it was very worthwhile to spend the money on a guide rather than using the audio guides on site. Ephesus is just incredible and Denizhan showed us why it is a true wonder of the ancient world - a must see if you visit Turkey!

5 stars Carol F. 14 Jul 2013

Unfortunately, Denizhan had a family emergency and was unable to be our guide. That being said, he found a great substitute, Sammy. Sammy was apparently Denizhans instructor at the university, so he was an outstanding guide. He was waiting for us, and adjusted to our needs. My husband is an avid photographer, so he showed us where to get the best pics and his knowledge is great.

5 stars Roberto V. 25 Sep 2012

Great, a very good recomendation for Epheso

5 stars Luke C. 05 Sep 2012

What a great day! We were picked up from our cruise ship, in a BIG airconditioned bus and taken to the beautiful historic site of Ephesus. Deni knew all there was to know about the sites in the area. We took our time to see all the sites before heading back to the port, stopping at a great place for authentic turkish food. I would not hesitate doing another tour given the chance.

5 stars Aimee S. 03 Jul 2012

My mother and 6 year old son and I were fortunate enough to have Denizhan as our guide last July.. We definitely wanted to see the major tourist attractions such as Ephesus but we also wanted to see some of the things Turkey was known for like ceramics, rugs, leather etc. It was hot and Denizhan knew exactly how to break up the long day in the hot sun with other fun activites that my 6 year old enjoyed. I would highly recommend him to anyone!!

5 stars steven G. 03 Sep 2011

5 stars Celia M. 12 Jun 2011

Denizhan provided us a wonderful day touring Ephesus & surrounding sites. He was so knowledgeable about the history & significance of the sites-explaining how it fit into history & why it is important today. His explanations were thorough & detailed we felt very well-informed. He was so easy to work with & flexible-with quick email responses, great suggestions & very accommodating to our needs and schedules. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is truly a gracious & talented tour guide.

5 stars Kathleen B. 08 Jun 2011

Our tour was excellent.

2 stars Alberto &. A. D. R. 23 Jul 2013

Mr. Denizhan Pekoz did not show up in his place we got another guide who try his best, but unfortunately due to his heavy accent, his explanations were extremely difficult to understand and frustrating to listen to

We cut the tour short, because quite frankly having to stand in the heat while our guide try to make him self understood ( a futile effort mostly) was too much to bear and our teens were getting bored and impatient with the tour (because of the guide difficulties. Need better english

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