Mehmet Kadir Sahin Private tour guide in Izmir, Ephesus - Turkey

Mehmet Kadir Sahin

Guide profile:

My name is Mehmet Kadir Şahin. I was authorized as a Professional Tourist Guide by the Turkish Ministery of Culture and Tourism in 1997 (Licence No: 35-005469). So, I am an experinced enough and licenced English speaking professional tourist guide and have been doing guiding for 15 years. In addition to being experienced in guiding, having worked as an instructor at several universities in my country qualified me to have a good sense of humour and human relations.

As I consider the visitors to my country who I guide not clients but my own guests, I am eager enough to help them to experience and see as many things that they will find interesting as possible.

I am also very flexiable on starting and ending the tour times. In addition to being flexiable, I am patient enough, children friendly, knowledgeable, and an up-to-date person on current affairs, but best of all I can easily tailor the tour and content to the interests and wishes of my guests. That is to say, I am practical enough to organize a tailor-made tour on the spot or to make my each tour as individual as my guests tastes and interests as everybody is unique in terms of personality, sense of humour, needs, requirements, preferences, concerns, and wishes.

To sum up, as well as sharing the usual tourist points of interest, my tours could easily be personally designed not to overwhelm my guests but to enjoy every second they are with me. That is; any tour with me will be fun, informative and stimulating.

I look forward to guiding you soon.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Ryan F.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

*Archeological Izmir City Tour.

*Tailor-made sihgtseeing tours in İzmir and environs.

*Ephesus Tours; Half Day and Full Day (Depending on the time my guests have and their interests we have a chance to visit; Ephesus Ancient City Artemission Temple, The House of Virgin Mary, The Basilica of St. John, Terrace Houses, Selcuk Museum, Isa Bey Mosque and Sirince village.)

*Pergamum and Asklepion Tour

*Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Please ask for the transportation cost.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

*Archeological and Historical Izmir City Tour. Price Per Group 130.00 USD
*Ephesus Half Day and Full Day Tours Price Per Group 130.00 USD
*Pergamum / Pergamon and Asklepion Tour Price Per Group 130.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Izmir sightseeing tours

Izmir city tours personalized

Izmir travel tours for your needs

Izmir tour guide general services

Pergamum and Asklepion Tour

Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

Ephesus Half Day and Full Day Tours

Sardis Tour

Leodiceia Tour

Seven Churches Tour

Tailor-made sightseeing tours in İzmir and environs.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Ryan F. 26 Jan 2017

5 stars N F. 10 Aug 2015

Mehmet is an exceptional tour guide! I definitely recommend him. He guided us for 3 days. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the places we visited. The itinerary that he planned for us was great as we were traveling in a group of 10 with 3 kids under the age of 4. We were able to take our time whilst still cover a lot of places. Communication with Mehmet was promt prior and during the tour. He also helped us with finding a car as we were not able to find one.

5 stars SARA J. 18 Sep 2014

This former professor not only has a great way of presenting information, but is very thoughtful in his planning. Every detail of the tour went smoothly, and even when things went a bit off kilter (like when we got a bit turned around because of a blocked road) we still felt in very capable hands.

I'd highly recommend Mehmet because he's full of great knowledge and is a fantastic driver. Plus, it's amazing that he can personalize the tour on the spot. Really amazing!

5 stars Nigel R. 21 May 2014

Mehmet is an excellent guide. His English is good whilst his knowledge and enthusiasm is infectious as he shows you around & shares his favourite stories. He drove me in his car which was very comfortable and he is also a safe driver. He works very hard to ensure your trip is a success. His input prior to my trip was excellent but he was still very flexible during our tour which ensured that the trip was optimised. His choice of meal stops were fun introducing some great local restaurants. I wo

5 stars Hugh M. 09 May 2014

We had a very enjoyable day trip with Mehmet, who went beyond the call of duty, including showing us sights of Izmir as well as Ephesus. Mehmet is no ordinary guide but is highly educated with real depth to his knowledge and an evident enthusiasm for his job. He also took us to the cave of the Seven Sleepers and we had an interesting lunch stop at a carpet training school. Mehmet is warm and friendly and we are very happy to recommend him. Hugh and Helen.

5 stars Crystal L. 05 May 2014

We couldn't have asked for a better tour guide than Mehmet. Not only is he punctual and extremely knowledgeable, he goes above and beyond what's required to make our trip memorable. After a long day of sightseeing, he would still drive us to local joints to sample the food (which incidentally was the best lahmacun I had all journey). He is proud of the culture and it shows. He made us feel we were accompanied by a Turkish friend rather than a guide. I would recommend him at a heartbeat!

5 stars Jordan S. 21 Jan 2014

Mehmet was great! He made the whole process very easy. Quick to respond via email, very amenable to plans. My fiance and I scheduled a day trip to Ephesus from Istanbul. Mehmet picked us up from the airport in his car and drove us to Ephesus, giving us great information along the way and while there. He then took us to a great place for lunch and later in the day, took us to an idyllic village in the mountains to relax and sight see. I would not hesitate to book Mehmet again. Thanks, Mehmet!

5 stars Sung I. 30 Jul 2013

Mehmet is so dedicated to his work, showing you Turkey. He is absolutely puctual, exactly does what he did promise, and tries to give you as much information as possible. He even took us to one of his local restaurant for dinner right on the water. The restaurant cooked the fish that we bought from the next door fish store. That was absolutely the best dinning experience we had in Turkey. We had great dinners in Istanbul costing 10 times. But this

was as good.

He is the best tour guide!

5 stars Linda K. 07 Jul 2013

Really enjoyed our tour to Ephesus with Mehmet. As his bio. says he has a good mastery of English and knows the history of Ephesus and the region. We needed something tailor-made to our brief time to tour. He picked us up promptly at 7a.m., we were one of the first people at Ephesus and he dropped us off at the Izmir airport with a comfortable period of time for check-in.

4 stars shereen E. 23 Aug 2013

Mehmet was super nice,he waited for us longer than expected and never even complained and the car was really comfortable .He was so knowledgable,his english is perfect and very clear and he was trying all the time to accommodate our needs.I would highly recommend his tour

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