Reviews by Sara S.
Sara S.

We spent 2 days touring Istanbul with Tansel and could not be happier about our experience!! Tansel is an amazing tour guide and will customize a tour to your interests and time frame. For our first day we requested to see many of the main tourist attractions and Tansel happily obliged and helped us navigate an efficient path through the many sights we wanted to cover while still making time to sample some Turkish desserts and coffee. Tansel is incredibly knowledgable about the city and its history and is really great at bringing the history alive and tying together the significance of many of the sights you will see. For our second day we focused much more heavily on sampling as many local specialties as possible and seeing more of the hidden side of Istanbul, and of course Tansel did not disappoint! We viewed beautiful local mosques, sampled delicious food until we were very full and ended by taking the ferry to the Asian side of the city. Tansel provided an unforgettable tour of Istanbul, much of which we could have never seen (or eaten) without his guidance. Our time spent with Tansel was one of the highlights of our trip!! You will not be disappointed with any tour you book with Tansel and will have the wonderful opportunity to see some of the most beautiful and culturally-alive parts of this special city.

Sara S.

We spent 2 days touring Istanbul with Tansel and could not be happier about our experience!! Tansel is an amazing tour guide and will customize a tour to your interests and time frame. For our first day we requested to see many of the main tourist attractions and Tansel happily obliged and helped us navigate an efficient path through the many sights we wanted to cover while still making time to sample some Turkish desserts and coffee. Tansel is incredibly knowledgable about the city and its history and is really great at bringing the history alive and tying together the significance of many of the sights you will see. For our second day we focused much more heavily on sampling as many local specialties as possible and seeing more of the hidden side of Istanbul, and of course Tansel did not disappoint! We viewed beautiful local mosques, sampled delicious food until we were very full and ended by taking the ferry to the Asian side of the city. Tansel provided an unforgettable tour of Istanbul, much of which we could have never seen (or eaten) without his guidance. Our time spent with Tansel was one of the highlights of our trip!! You will not be disappointed with any tour you book with Tansel and will have the wonderful opportunity to see some of the most beautiful and culturally-alive parts of this special city.

Sara S.

Marina was a great tour guide and walking all over the city with her was a great way to see the sights and get in some exercise. Although we did not get to do the yoga/pilates portion (due to our timing) we still had a great time! We hiked around many of the hills surrounding the acropolis and got to take in some stunning views! Marina adjusted the fitness level accordingly and was very knowledgable, friendly and fun to talk to. Her tour is a great way to see the acropolis and surrounding areas while avoiding the long lines and crowds!

Sara S.

Andreas was a great tour guide and showed us a unique and hidden side of Athens we would have never discovered ourselves as tourists! Andreas was friendly, knowledgable and fun to talk to! He showed us 3 amazing nightlife spots including a beautiful garden, quirky fictional-character themed spot and a rooftop bar with stunning panoramic views of the Acropolis at night. Andreas even recommended and walked us to a souvlaki place at the end of the night that was some of the best food we ate the entire trip! This tour is a must if you enjoy going off the beaten path, love drinks and good conversation, and want to see some of the best kept secrets in Athens!

Sara S.

Getting to walk around Athens and taste local specialties was a must for my husband and I and Vanessa's food tour did not disappoint! Vanessa was very friendly and met us in an easy to find location. She showed us around some of her favorite spots many of which were only visited by locals and customized our tour to our interests and asked about any food allergies or preferences. We chose to taste smaller portions of multiple things rather than sitting and having a larger meal and sampled everything from greek coffee and yogurt to cheese from Crete. We finished our tour with full stomachs and Vanessa even left us with several restaurants to try during the remainder of our time in Athens! Overall, this is a great tour and a side of Athens you (and your stomach) don't want to miss!


Reviews for Sara S.
Tansel K.

We made two tours with Sara and Mike. On the second day, their friends Ross and his wife also joined us. It was a great day, where we got to see different parts of the historical peninsula, both good&bad and try out foods following the footsteps of Anthony Bourdain. Great group. Fun, clever, well educated. A+++++.

Tansel K.

It was great hosting Sara and her friends. They were very friendly, punctual and we had a great time together visiting the city and trying out different foods.

Vanessa F.

I took Sara and Mike on three hour walk-and-taste food tour around Athens, Greece. They were really cool, easy-going and well travelled! It was a pleasure meeting them and showing them around some of the flavours central Athens has to offer.