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Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips

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Address: Antalya, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 538 623 8186
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Aykut Altınışık is a Turkish archaeologist who has worked on many...

Aykut Altınışık is a Turkish archaeologist who has worked on many archaeological excavations and has extensive experience as a tour guide in Turkey. Aykut founded Turkey Explorer, a registered travel agent and tour company that arranges private archaeological and cultural tours around Turkey. Aykut offers private tours in Turkey that have a distinctive local experience; allowing you to discover the country’s ancient wonders through the eyes of a local archaeologist. You will explore the best preserved ancient cities, world heritage sites, natural wonders. For a personal and local experience, contact Aykut.Our private or small group Turkey tour dates: 11 APR- 25 APR, 2015 and 12 SEP-26 SEP, 2015. We arrange unique private tours in Turkey for more than 15 years.We are specialized in custom made archaeological tours in Turkey..Our tours are offer archaeology, culture,walking and gastronomy. We arrange escorted private Turkey tours which includes Istanbul,Ephesus,Cappadocia and other highlights of Turkey.We visit local villages and eat traditional lunch and dinners outside the hotels.We can design the best custom tour together with you based on your travel style and your preferences.

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Inspirational local guide!

We had a private tour with Aykut visiting Perge, Aspendos and Side. It included a delicious lunch of savoury Turkish pancakes cooked fresh at a local village farm. Aykut was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sharon M
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a private tour with Aykut visiting Perge, Aspendos and Side. It included a delicious lunch of savoury Turkish pancakes cooked fresh at a local village farm. Aykut was intelligent and inspirational with his diverse knowledge of Turkish ancient heritage. He could answer any question and was passionate and proud of his culture. A kind friendly guy to spend... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, I am so gald that I met you in Antalya. I want to thank you for a wonderful tour. I hope we can discover other great sights of Turkey together in the future. Best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist-Guide More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Aykut were our guide during our visit to the ancient cities of Perge, Aspendos and Side. I have no words to describe how great was the time we had visiting these places with someone with such great knowledge about the Greco-Roman heritage, it was essential to understanding the ruins and its installations as we would never imagine we were stepping... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This charming guy is not only a very smooth driver but he knows more than any other guide about the Greco-Roman Heritage of the Antalya area. We spent a rainy May Sunday afternoon with him in Perge and Aspendos. It was the best part of the trip for me. I studied Classics at Yale and Aykut could easily teach there.... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this review

Hi Alan, Thank you for your nice words and the comments about our day tour. It was a very enjoyable tour also for me. Thank you so much. I am glad that I have met you for a tour in Antalya. I hope we can tour Turkey together as well. Please send me an email for the best multi-day archaeology... More 

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Aykut provided us with a well-structured, informative and thoroughly professional tour around key classical sites near Belek and Antalya. In emails prior to our flight out to Turkey, Aykut was helpful in suggestions as to the best use of our time. On the ground he was timely, responsive and well informed about a range of topics from the Hittites (and... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan, It was a very enjoyable tour also for me. Thank you so much. I am glad that I have met you for a tour in Antalya. I hope we can tour Turkey together as well. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Aykut is a complete professional. We went on Perge, Aspendos, Side and Kursunlu day tour with him. he picked us up from the hotel in his a/c car. His knowledge of the area history is very impresssive and his interest is archaelogy is quite evident. He took us to a lunch in a traditional family run turkish roadside cafe which... More 

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washington dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Aykut is a first class tour guide. Why? because he's a degreed archeologist as well as a tour guide. That's not a common combination! Aykut met us at Hadrians gate in Kaleici in Antalya early in the morning. After some introductions, we drove to Termessos where we hiked a bit up to the town and he explained to us in... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review about our wonderful day. I am glad you enjoyed our tour and had a great time. I hope to see you again in another trip. All the best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist and guide Antalya More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Aykut was able to accommodate us last minute after we were canceled on by another company. We made arrangements to meet at Hadrian's gate in Kaleiçi the next morning. He drove us in a private car to Perge detailing the history of Antalya and preparations for the upcoming Expo in the area. Once we arrived at Perge he gave us... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for the nice and kind words and your comments on our tour. I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed every minute of our day. I hope to see you again in the future. Best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

First, the good. Aykut accommodated us in an itinerary that we couldn't have managed otherwise. We are grateful for this. Aykut was an energetic and enthusiastic guide, and he ably pointed out both the highlights and some of the details of each site we visited. Indeed, we must credit him with recommending a visit to Aphrodisias, a stunning site and... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this review

Hi, I am pleased to hear from you. Your thoughts are valuable to me. I thank you for your nice words about our private tour. I still remember our tour days in Turkey. As an Archaeologist with a Universtiy degree, I deliver the best and accurate information about the sights as I always do.The ancient history of classical sights such... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

My family (2 adults and three sons (15, 20 and 25) hired Aykut for a 12 day tour of Turkey. He was amazingly responsive throughout the planning and was obviously committed to ensuring an incredible trip from the moment we contacted him through our return home. He delivered on his promise -- it was amazing. We started in Istanbul, flew... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely words about our trip. It was definitely one of the best trip I have ever been. It was your deep interest and passion to learn the local culture, food and people that makes our trip so special. I look forward to see you again on another trip in Turkey.Enjoy your Tea Pot and... More 

Guelph, Canada
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49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Aykut was a fantastic guide from my initial email through drop off. He responded quickly and was excellent in planning exactly what i had requested - we went to the ancient site of Termessos and to Karain Cave. His knowledge of both sites we visited was great. I had a ton of questions and he had most of the answers... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review about our tour. I am so glad that you have truly enjoyed our archaeology tour. I hope to see you again in Turkey. All the best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist Private Turkey Tours More 

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