Sales Manager / Tour Guide
If Yasar had a trademark, it would most certainly be his mesmerizing smile. A natural born athlete, Yasar never seizes to bring energy and laughter to his tours. Born and raised as the eighth child of a big family in Batman (a real city name) in southeastern Turkey, Yasar moved to Izmir, ancient Smyrna along the Aegean Sea.
He studied at the Military Academy and then at Ege University earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. As a national athlete in orienteering he has competed in more than 40 international races all around Europe. Motivated by his travel experiences, Yasar returned to student life, this time to become a licensed tour guide. Being a lifelong learner, he is currently writing his master’s thesis on sporting festivals and sport related travel in antiquity at the Antalya Akdeniz University Research Institute of Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations. During the hot summer months Yasar works as an avid archaeologist in Aphrodisias. He is also a passionate biker and an enthusiastic reader, never forgetting any path he rides on or any line he reads. With a wide range of travel experiences, Yasar mainly conducts archaeological tours and family tours besides biking and hiking expeditions. As our multilingual team member, Yasar speaks Turkish, English, Arabic and Finnish and he has been playing a crucial role in the Eon Team since 2014.