All his guests love the mesmerizing smile of Yasar while leading his groups. A naturally born athlete, Yasar adds endless energy and laughs to his guiding style. Born and raised as the 8th 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 in Military Academy and Aegean University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. As a national team athlete in orienteering he competed more than 40 international races all around Europe. Motivated by his travel experiences, Yasar studied one more time to be a licensed tour guide. As a student for lifetime, he is currently having his post-graduate degree in the Research Institute of Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations in Mediterranean University, Antalya. The graduate thesis is on the ancient sports and travel among the athletic games in Hellenistic and Roman world.
He works in the international excavation team of Aphrodisias in the summers. Yasar is an avid biker and reader, and he forgets neither the roads he cycles nor the books he reads. Leading from archeological to family tours, from biking to hiking expeditions, he runs a big show in Eon Team since 2015. Yasar speaks Turkish, English, Arabic, and Finnish.