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Biography


Dear Guests,

Welcome to your Turkey experience and allow me to introduce myself. I was born in Fethiye, the heart of Turkish Riviera, located in southwest of Turkey. Fethiye is a very popular holiday destination for many reasons such as its natural beauty, the turquoise Mediterranean, sandy beaches, small islands, secluded bays, hidden coves and inlets not to mention the heavenly Blue Lagoon (Ölüdeniz). It also boasts a colorful nomadic culture and rich history with 23 Lycian ancient cities, 3 of them listed in Unesco World Heritage (Xanthos-Letoon-Patara). 

After graduating from Fethiye Anatolian Tourism and Vocational High School, I went on to complete in Travel Agency Management and Professional Tour Guiding at Adnan Menderes University. Adnan Menderes University has the oldest and the most influencential Tourism and Hospitality Department in Turkey.

Whilst at university in part due to my love of sailing, I also worked for one of the biggest yachting companies as a general manager assistant. During the my summer semesters, I have worked Manhattan / New York Citywith a Work and Travel exchange program. I worked as a Tour Guide in Central Park, 5th Ave, Park Ave, Times SQ, Broadway, Downtown, Midtown and Uptown. After university I also worked for Radisson Long Island andEmbassy Suites by Hilton at ex. World Trade Center (Ground Zero) with Internship Career Program.

I started my active guiding experience after completing mandatory military service. I have 6 years Guiding experience all around amazing Turkey. At the same time I have 15 years Tourism experience in Turkey in every level and field.

I started my early guiding career in Turkish Riviera. Fethiye; Saklikent, Dalyan, Tlos, Pinara, Xanthos, Letoon, Patara, Kalkan, Kas, Olympos, Chimera, Antiphellos, Simena, Sunken City, Phaselis, Perge, Aspendos, Marmaris, Lorma, Knidos, Bodrum, Cleopatra Beach, Kusadasi, Priene, Miletos, Didima, Ephesus - St.John - House of Virgin Mary, Pamukkale, 7 churches of Revaluation, Sardis, Pergamun etc...

After much experience in western Turkey, I moved to Central Anatolia (Cappadocia) the cultural heart of Turkey. I gained much experience in this unique amazing part of Turkey. Goreme Open Air Museum is a highlight of Turkey along with underground cities, fairy chimneys, incredible rock formations, colorful valleys (Red, Rose, White, Love, Pigeon etc..), Pasabag, Dervent, Urgup Town, Mustafapasa, Ortahisar, Uchisar, Avanos Town, Goreme Town, Ihlara Valley, Avanos where is the center of handicraft in Turkey and did I mention hot air ballooning!!

After the Cappadocia experience, I started to run 1 week / 2 weeks / 3 weeks tours all around Turkey with well known tour operators. The most common tour route in Turkey is from Istanbul-Ankara-Cappadocia-Konya-Antalya-Kas-Fethiye-Pamukkale-Ephesus-Ayvalik-Troy-Canakkale-Gallipoli-Istanbul or reverse direction.

I also have experience in the Black sea, Eastern and South Eastern Anatolia areas. The most important highlights are Amasra, Amasya, Safranbolu, Hattusas, Trabzon, Sumela Monastery, Uzungol, Divrigi Medresesi, Erzurum Cifte Minareli Medrese, Ani Ancient Site in Kars, Mount. Ararat, Lake Van, Ahtamara Church, Mardin, Midyat, Diyarbakir, Sanliurfa, Balikligol, Gobeklitepe, Halfeti, Hasankeyf, Gaziantep, Nemrut, Adiyaman, Kahta, Kayseri, Kanis, Erciyes, Hatay, Antioch, St. Pierre Church, Tarsus, Mersin, Kiz kalesi and Cennet-Cehennem Caves to name just a few!

Dear Guest, I can organize, 

Private Tours, Tailor-made Tours, VIP Tours, Luxury Tours, Cultural Tours, Special Interest Tours,Archeological Tours, Diverse Group Tours, Close Group Tours, Religious Tours, Anzac Tours, Gulet Cruise Tours, Outdoor Activities Tours in Istanbul and all around Turkey based on requests and travel needs.

If you have any question, Please don’t hesitate to ask me!!! I look forward to meeting with you. See you soon at the cradle of civilization.

MUTLU DEVECİ

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