Date: 19 June 2016
Name: Alison and Andrew Johnson
Tour: Aphrodisias
Comment:

“Aphrodisias: Scenic route, amazing site” We had a full-day trip with Erkan to Aphrodisias. He was an excellent guide, knowledgeable about everything we saw, and could explain it all in chatty English. Aphrodisias is a superlative site, with so much left of public buildings and beautiful, intact sculpture, you feel it was done yesterday - gives a vibrant sense of what it must have been like to live in this opulent Graeco-Roman city. You could walk for miles if you covered the whole site, but the paths are good on level ground, so it's doable for most people. It's also very quiet, compared say with Ephesus, so you have time and space to muse - and Erkan was a sensitive guide, not hurrying us round. It's a long way from Bodrum to Aphrodisias (3 - 4 hours) and we'd thought that would be tedious, but Erkan took us by an adventurous route through villages and beautiful countryside, explaining what we were seeing as we went, found a great local restaurant for lunch, and took us back by the faster but still scenic main roads - all in addition to the breathtaking archaeological site itself. I thoroughly recommend both Aphrodisias and Erkan. (Canada)


Date: 15 Sep 2016
Name: Dave Coaches
Tour: Ephesus Tour
Comment:

Ephesus revealed in all it's glory We decided to use Private Tours for our short time in Bodrum. We wanted to visit Ephesus in one day but not be part of a large coach tour where often the pace of the tour is determined by the slowest member. We had specific requirements e.g. what we wanted to see and were happy to miss i.e. total flexibility
Erkan drove and Gunay his wife was our guide, He drove at a speed that maximized our time at the attractions and Gunay's knowledge and history of all the sites was second to none. You need to pay close attention as Gunay will also challenge you ! As is often the case we enjoyed one another's company and will never forget the break for a cup of tea close to the temple of Artemis. It was a spell binding discussion around the politics of modern Turkey and the events of recent weeks. And then there was Miletos with it's "special" toilets and freshly squeezed pomegranate drink. A memorable day provided a lovely couple. We learnt so much that would have been missed on a coach tour.

Date: 29 May 2016
Name: Bob Cable
Tour: Ephessus and Bodrum City Tour
Comment:

“Best Tour Guides possble for Ephesus and/or Bodrum - VERY trust worthy!” Erkan and his wife Gunay could not have been a better choice for us 4. We used them for both Ephesus and Bodrum. They knew all the history of both cities and also suggested a visit to a local village in Bodrum which turned out to be one the most memorable visits of our entire 2 week European vacation. Gunay made us feel like family and we felt very "at ease" being in a place far from home. Their price was very fair and we Highly recommend them. We are from South Florida, USA Bob, Traci, Robert and Cali (South Florida, USA)

Date: 14 October 2015
Name: Phil Keefe
Tour: West Turkey
Comment:

“There's no other guide like Erkan!” We found Erkan Sehrili online and when we sent him all the things we wanted to see between Bodrum and Istanbul he replied that it could all be done in our limited timeframe, so we booked him. After our amazing four days with Erkan I don't think anyone else could have managed it. His English is good, his driving skills astonishing, and his knowledge of the territory includes both geography, culture and history. Erkan looked after all the little details that came up and we really appreciated the way he took care of us. Give him any challenge you like and he'll meet it. Highly recommended.

Date: 14 December 2015
Name: Sebnem Birkan
Tour: Private Jeep Tour
Comment:

“Best Safari Tour” Erkan's positive energy and great knowledge of Bodrum and also local knowledge makes everything very enjoyable. He has positive energy. He is very enjoyable,flexible with a good sense go humor. He knows many languages and feels what the customers need and acts accordingly. I Enjoyed both the drive and hiking tours with him.

Date: 24 November 2015
Name: Charlotte Colijn
Tour: Ephesus, Didyma, Miletos, Priene
Comment:

“Niemand die dit beter kan dan Erkan” Wij hebben enorm genoten van het land en dit hebben we te danken aan Erkan. Hij heeft er voor gezorgd dat wij ons overal welkom konden voelen, alsof we hem al jaren kenden en bij hem op bezoek waren. Alles is mogelijk en hij buiten het feit om dat hij je alles weet te vertellen over historische plekken denkt hij aan alles waar jij op dat moment even niet aan denkt. Zo bracht hij ons fietsen waarmee we konden touren door de bergen, nam hij ons mee naar de mooiste plekjes om te lunchen, liet hij ons katoenvelden zien (ik mocht het zelfs plukken), zorgde hij dat het contact met onze airbnb eigenaren duidelijk verliep en bracht hij ons overal naartoe in zijn auto waarbij hij er rekening mee hield dat ik wagenziek ben. We hebben er zelfs een vakantieliedje aan overgehouden "fragile" zal me voor altijd doen denken aan Bodrum. Het was heerlijk, je werd een vriend. Bedankt.

Date: 17 October 2015
Name: Margareta Wachtmeister
Tour: hiking ,biking and sailing
Comment:

“Best guide in Bodrum” There is no place in and around Bodrum Erkan does not know everything about. His positive energy and great knowledge of all aspects of Turkey and local knowledge of Bodrum makes every guided tour a very worthy experience. We also appreciated his flexible and "no problem" attitude as well as a good sense go humor! We have done hiking ,biking and sailing with him and are very much content!

Date: 17 October 2015
Name: Carla Den Nieuwenhoop
Tour: Private Jeep Tour
Comment:

“Super privé jeepsafari” Een dag waarin Erkan ons de mooiste plekjes liet zien/ervaren, bijzondere lokale gerechten liet proeven, etc. en waarin we ook konden aangeven wanneer we bijv. een fotostop wilden maken. Al met al een leuke dag voor ons en onze jongens (toen 10 en 13). Erkan deed duidelijk zijn best!

Date: 17 October 2015
Name: Jan De Olde
Tour: Private Jeep Tour
Comment:

“Truly get to see how beautiful Turkey is” Erkan is the best tourguide you can find in Bodrum, according to our experience. We have been in Bodrum twice every year since 2006 and enjoyed trips and tours with Erkan many times. He is a really funny guy, with excellent knowledge of history as well as where to go and what to see. He knows every inch of the Bodrum peninsula, and spending time with him is NEVER boring! He is creative, and will tailor make cool trips for you if you want. My review is for a 3 hour walk he arranged for us, from the highest top on the peninsula, all the way to the center of Bodrum. Lots of history, historic sites, good stories and awesome nature!

Date: 17 October 2015
Name: Fareed Majeed
Tour: Bodrum City Tour, Sibda walk
Comment:

“So glad we met Erkan!” We hired Erkan's service for a great day trekking up to Bodrum's highest point - right from collecting our sandwiches at a local bakery, to exchanging stories of where we come from, our half day up in the hills was an insight into the rich culture and history that is tucked away into every corner of Bodrum. Erkan is fiercely passionate about the outdoors, is gifted with realms of knowledge, and has a infectious sense of humour - guaranteed to make you have a great time. Ask him for group ideas and packages, you'll be amazed at what you can do in Turkey! Tashakuru sir!

Date: 19 October 2015
Name: Merette Fonneløp Inderberg
Tour: Bodrum Walks
Comment:

“Best tourguide in Bodrum!” Erkan is the best tourguide you can find in Bodrum, according to our experience. We have been in Bodrum twice every year since 2006 and enjoyed trips and tours with Erkan many times. He is a really funny guy, with excellent knowledge of history as well as where to go and what to see. He knows every inch of the Bodrum peninsula, and spending time with him is NEVER boring! He is creative, and will tailor make cool trips for you if you want. My review is for a 3 hour walk he arranged for us, from the highest top on the peninsula, all the way to the center of Bodrum. Lots of history, historic sites, good stories and awesome nature!

Date: July 2015
Name: Albert Figueras
Tour: Ephesus
Comment:

“An excellent 'tailor-made' tour” We had scarcely two days to visit Bodrum and the main places in the area (Milletus, Didim, Ephesus). Erkan from Bodrum Pribvate Tours offered us a very pleasant guided tour, with amusing, clever and close conversation about the country, its rich history, tasteful food, interesting music and daily life. Erkan knows his country perfectly, and he also knows how to share his knowledge with all. We enjoyed the short visit to Bodrum!

Date: Oct 3, 2011
Name: Derek Prevett
Tour: Ephesus
Comment:

Erkan is an amiable and knowledgeable guide who speaks perfect English without any marked accent, which makes comprehension of the many facts and history that he imparts easy and enjoyable. Having met us at the airport and transferred us to our resort, he arrived promptly for our 1st (of 5 days of) tours to Ephesus including the impressive Celsus Library. After wandering through the site, Erkan directed us to the nearest exit to limit my wife's walking and then went to retrieve the car from the entrance

Date: May 18, 2013
Name: Richard Sanders
Tour: Ephesus, Apollo
Comment:

Star Rating *****

Date: Sep 21, 2012
Name: Heather Weddel
Tour: Ephesus, Pamukkale, Aphrodisias
Comment:

“An excellent 'tailor-made' tour” Erkan was a superb guide. He was cooperative and knowledgeable. The tour exactly met our requirements.

Date: Aug 14, 2011
Name: Suzanne James
Tour: Ephesus, Pamukkale, dalyan
Comment:

Erkan is friendly, easy to get on with and flexible. His English is excellent and he appreciates the English sense of humour. He was very knowledgeable and expalined the geography, history and culture of the Turkish people in an informative but not text book manner. Everything that was on the itinerary of the Tour was included, with additional stops for photos, tombs and refreshments. All recommendations he made were excellent. A memorable day - Thank You Erkan

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