“We’re absolutely satisfied with the service provided by your company. Both of your tour guides ( Hakan and Eddie ) did a fantastic job. Very informative, punctual and accommodating to our needs due to the 2 small children in the group.”
Bravo to you and your team!
-Cheers Daniel khar
“My trip in Turkey was memorable and enjoyable. I would highly recommend it to my friends and family. Your company was really friendly and accomodating.”
Thanks for everything
“We just arrived back home yesterday. We wanted you to know we enjoyed our Jewish Heritage tour of Istanbul. Eddie was a terrific guide. We will recommend your company to our travel agent. Thank you so much.”
-Marcia and Marc Banner
Dear Yasar Celen,
“Thank you for your note. Our experience on your Cappadoccia-Pamukale-Ephesus tour was absolutely superb. All the guides were terrific, knowledgeble and went out of their way to ensure that we ere having a good time. The organization was fantastic and everything went like clockwork. Our one day tour to the Black Sea coast was equally good. Thank you again for doing so much to ensure that we had such a memorable holiday in Turkey. All best wishes.”
-Michael and Shelagh Simmons.
“I would like to thank you and your team for making my trip to your beautiful country possible.everything was superb and well organised. I have nothing but praise and wish you ,your team all the best.”
Dear Mr. Yasar,
Hope you are doing great .
“I want to thank you very much for all the assistance and care you have given to my wife & daughter with the rest of the group. My wife was happy when she get all these excellent service you gave her.
I would like to thank you once again for everything wishing you lasting success , and will advise all my friend who is visiting Turkey to be in touch with you and enjoy your distinctive tourist services.”
Special thanks to Ozlem for being @ urgent reply always.
Appreciate your kind assistance .
Thanks for your kind help .
“We were very satisfied with the tour and most importantly, our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. She also provided us useful suggestions for our stay in Istanbul so we were very happy that we had her as our tour guide. Please pass along our thanks to her for making our stay in Istanbul a real “Turkish delight”!
“The six days we spent in Turkey were absolutely fabulous. We enjoyed it thoroughly. Your arrangements were superb, everything went like clockwork. From the moment we landed at Ataturk airport on Nov 24, to the instant we arrived back at the same airport for the return flight on Nov 29, everything went amazingly smoothly. We have been traveling for the past 30 years, and on no occasions before have everything worked with such absolute precision. It was just super.”
Thank you once again for making it all happen, and with such brilliant planning.
Best regards and maybe we will meet again in future,
-Bobby & Sheila Philips.
HISTORY OF İZMİR
Izmir (Smyrna-Samornia) was founded by the Lelege in 3000 BC in the area of Tepekule. The word Izmir is attributed to an Amazon queen. Izmir, under the influence of the Hittite Kingdom which lived between 2000-1200 BC, was the final result of the collapse of the Hittite State with the Phrygian influxes of 1200 BC, and finally passed into the hands of the Romans in 133 BC. In 88 BC, Pontifical King Mihridades captured this city. By separating the Roman Empire into two, İzmir, which was the center of the Byzantines, was invaded by Atilla of the Hun ruler in 440 AD. A.D. From 695 onwards, he was exposed twice by the Arabs, then again by the Byzantines. In 1081, the city was conquered by the Seljuks. The Byzantines, who benefited from the advance of the Crusaders in Anatolia in 1097, occupied all the places in the Aegean, including Izmir. After these dates, İzmir, which became an Ottoman State administration, remained under the Ottoman administration for nearly 500 years. After being occupied by the Greeks on May 15, 1919, after the Turkish Liberation War, the city was rescued from the Greek occupation on September 9, 1922, and after the declaration of the Republic, the province was reinstated.
Balçova-Agamemnon, Çeşme-Şifne, Bergama-Beauty, Menemen, Seferihisar, Bayındır, Phokaia, Larisa, Erythrai, Klazomenai, Teos, Lebedos, Kolophon, Claros, Notion and Ephesus , Cesme and Selçuk monuments, Belevi Tumulus and Tomb Monument, Pergamon, Ödemiş and Tire Ulu Camii. You can also visit Kızlarağası Bazaar which is located in Kemeraltı Market. The other highlights of this city are İzmir Clock Tower, İzmir Archeology Museum, İzmir Painting and Sculpture Centre, İzmir Atatürk House, Ephesus Archeology Museum, Bergama and Tire Museums, Yamanlar-Karagöl, Tunay, Uzunkuyu, Belkah and Çamlık locations. There are 7 synagogues in Kemeralti Market. One of those synagogues is the house of Sebatay Sevi. This house has not been restored yet.