Zeynep Erkan Private tour guide in Kusadasi, Ephesus, Izmir - Turkey

Zeynep Erkan

Guide profile:

Hello from Ephesus / Kusadasi

My name is Zeynep who is an official licenced tourist guide living and working in Kusadasi /Ephesus. Come and be my guest to the city that I love. I have been practising guiding since 2010, working with cruise ships, college students, V. I. P. S, incentive tours, tourist agencies and individual travellers.

If you join to one of my tours, we can share a real travelling experience, visit the archaeological sites and museums, learn about the history and culture of Turkey, discover all the hidden treasures of Ephesus Ancient City, taste the local cuisine, meet the locals and above all have fun. Just let me show you Ephesus through my eyes.

You can browse my tours or together we create your own customized tour.

I am looking forward to meeting you and showing you my lovely country. I promise you an authentic and most enjoyable tour!!

It is always a great pleasure and a privilege to show my country and especially Ephesus, my home city, to all visitors!

Your Sincerely


Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars lin L.

Zeynep lived up to the reviews of her being the top guide. She delivered. Had a wonderful day with her. Very cheerful and informative. Also brought us to a fantastic local place for one of the best lunches on our tour. Outdoors under shady trees with excellent food and weather. Look forward to returning one day again for another great tour by Zeynep. Thank you Zeynep!

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Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

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Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars lin L. 10 May 2017

Zeynep lived up to the reviews of her being the top guide. She delivered. Had a wonderful day with her. Very cheerful and informative. Also brought us to a fantastic local place for one of the best lunches on our tour. Outdoors under shady trees with excellent food and weather. Look forward to returning one day again for another great tour by Zeynep. Thank you Zeynep!

5 stars Hari N. 08 Jan 2016

Zeynep, and her husband, Hakkan were fantastic tour guides with abundant knowledge of the cultural, archaeological and historical significance of the sites we visited. They were warm and friendly, with a great sense of humor that made the excursion that much more enjoyable. We had a great time and would definitely recommend them!

5 stars Anthony C. 25 Oct 2015

We booked Zeynep for a tour of Ephesus. We had 6 people in our party and she picked us up at the port, along with a driver and passenger van. Zeynep was very flexible in what we wanted to see, gave us great information and background on all the visited sites. She's very personable and has a generous demeanor. We had a wonderful time and would recommend her highly.

5 stars Bob S. 14 Oct 2015

A great day. Zeynep is everything you want in a guide and more. She showed us all the normal tourist spots and a few extras, lunch at a local spot, and a visit with some rug makers where we even did some weaving. Along they way she became not just a guide, but a friend who was greatly pleased to share her vast knowledge of her country (not just the ancient sites we were seeing but also the current situation) with great passion and in excellent English. You can't go wrong hiring Zeynep

5 stars David D. 01 Oct 2015

Zynep was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable on the history of the sites that we visited, and coupled with her nearly perfect English, made for a perfect tour. If you don't like bargaining skip the "factory tours" and just head back into town. On the other hand if you love "shopping" in Turkey (and we do) she can take you to some beautiful "factories"--- let the bargaining begin!!

5 stars Jennifer M. 17 Jul 2015

My guide was amazing! My group of 5 really enjoyed ourselves. She seemed like a friend not just a guide. Made sure we did all the things we wanted and suggested a few things to make sure we didn't miss out! We like to have fun and she was on board with us! Toured 07/16 Thank You! Thank You - and I will always recommend you!! Jennifer (NYC)

5 stars Todd-Paul T. 16 Jul 2015

Zeynep was Awesome! Very professional, knowledgable, and flexible. She gave us the insider's tour of Ephesus and the surrounding areas. Highly recommend!

5 stars Don P. 17 Dec 2014

Zeynep was a wonderful guide. We saw all the highlights, and also caught some of the local flavors as well. She is charming and fun, and our family really enjoyed our day with her. She got us in and out of places before the crowds and busses arrived so we could make the most of our time there.

We highly recommend her as a guide!

5 stars kush L. 14 Oct 2014

Meant to write the note a year ago … kept postponing. Guess better late than never. Zeynep was our Kusadasi- Ephesus guide in Oct 2014. She was Awesome, professional & fluent in English. She was full of passion with excellent knowledge of the area & ancient history. She let us, the party of 7, ages 68-78, set our own pace; showed us spots for the best shots & took us to authentic restaurant for lunch. One of the best tours with the best guide! Absolutely highly recommend Zeynep for Ephesus!

5 stars Nancy A. 09 Sep 2014

Zepynep was a wonderful tour guide. Everything went as expected and we all had a wonderful experience. We enjoyed all the information provided and were thoroughly delighted with our visit to Turkey!

5 stars Hindy T. 29 Jul 2014

Zeynep was a wonderful tour guide. She was waiting for us when we got off the ship and was ready to start our day. She is knowledgeable about all the sights we went to and we really enjoyed her descriptions of everything we saw. She took us to a lovely lunch off the touristy area to enjoy some authentic Turkish food. She gave us lots of choices on how to spend our day and we thoroughly enjoyed our adventure. We give Zeynep our highest ranking!

5 stars Suzanne M. 18 Jul 2014

We had Zeynep for a tour in Kusadasi and Ephesus in mid July 2014. She was fantastic! We have two children (ages 4 and 8) and she provided a great tour that kept them interested as well. In addition, she handled my four year old's questions fabulously. Zeynep provided so much wonderful information on the area and history. It was one of the best tours we have ever had (which also ended up included a stop at a leather store and with a show of the products). Highly, highly recommend Zeynep!!!

5 stars Reuven S. 25 Jun 2014

Great guide with excellent knowledge of the area (Ephesus), wonderful command of the English language. Good balance between sightseeing and fun. Related well to a range of ages (both kids and adults), stopped at the right places for pictures, good pace. Wonderful lunch break. Great arrangement for bus for the family. Zeynep was a true "10"!

5 stars helene C. 09 Oct 2013

5 stars Kristen A. 30 Aug 2013

Zeynep is full of passion and knowledge for her homeland. We had a wonderful tour of Ephesus and the area around it. She expertly guided us to places the big groups had to miss entirely, showed us where to get the best pictures, and gave us lots of details. Our kids (ages 5-11) loved her.

5 stars Jorge C. 23 Jun 2013

Hola, Zeynep was EXCELLENT, on time at our pick up, diligent in all aspects, well knowledge in the tour, took us to the exact parts, not too pressing in many details which was very good for us as she let us see by our eyes what she had explainde before in detail.

Very good experience and VERY recomendable for the Kusadasi, Ephesus tour.

Timing was perfect and ser returned us to the vessel on time as agreed.

In summary VERY good and recomended.

We had a wondeful day, thanks a lot

Jorge and P

5 stars Iqbal K. 02 Jun 2013

Zeynep is great tour guide! She's smart and a wealth of knowledge. She knows Ephesus like the back of her hand. My family and I had a great time. Zeynep even know were you should stand to get the best pictures! We were just four but we got picked up in a large luxurious mini bus with plenty of space. We toured Ephesus, Isabay Mosque, the house of Mary and several other sites.

She took us to a great place for lunch. We also got to see and try to weave an oriental rug. Now how cool is that!

5 stars Frank S. 17 Feb 2013

Zeynep was recommended to us by another tour guide who was busy but has worked with her many times. We were not disappointed, she is fantastic. She has a very charming personality and is incredibly knowledgeable of the history of Ephesus. We have 2 boys, age 9 and 11. My ancient history loving 11 year old said that out of the 5 private guides we had throughout our cruise, she was his favorite. Touring with Zeynep let us go at our own pace. We all highly recommend her, you won't be disappointed!

4 stars Martin S. 25 Jul 2015

Zeynep was a very knowledgeable and personable guide andcwe enjoyed our time with her

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