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Özlem Simsek

Özlem is a passionate and enthusiastic tour guide who enjoys nothing more than sharing her wealth of knowledge and love of her country with our guests. She has a masters degree in classical archaeology and is currently studying for her PhD. at Ege University. Her master’s degree explored the Overseas Colonisation Activities of the Ancient City of Clazomenae, one of the ancient Ionian cities (which also happens to be the town where Ozlem now lives). She also has a background in art history and her thesis work also involved ancient Greek vase painting.

A member of a classical choir (as an alto), she is also interested in Turkey’s culinary history, nature and horticulture, as well as traveling. Özlem is very much looking forward to sharing the landscape and history of ancient Anatolia with our guests and we are delighted she is part of our team.


AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2015 Gold Award AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2017 Gold Award AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2018 Silver Award AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2019 Silver Award Best Travel Company for Arts and Culture Holidays Silver British Travel Award 2022 Member of AITO The Specialist Travel Association Member of ABTA the Association of British Travel Agents Member of ASTA The American Society of Travel Advisors Member of ABTOI the Association of British Travel Organisers to Italy

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