I was born in 1974 in Istanbul as the first child of a deaf couple.
I hold MA in History from the Istanbul Medeniyet University with my thesis Entitled “Evaluation of the News Subject to Armenians in Anatoli Newspaper (1894-1897)”. I also hold BA in Business Administration from the Beykent University Tourist Guiding Department and graduated at the top of my class.
I was one of the founder delegates of the Turkey Tourist Guides Union (TUREB) in 2012. I also acted as the General Secretary of the Greek Speaker Guides Association (YURED). I have been an active member of the Istanbul Guides Chamber (IRO) since 2007.
I am also the founder and the executive board president of the History Culture Tourism Guides Association (TKTC). Additionally, I am in charge of the Arbitration Commission member of the World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (WFTGA) and the West Asia Regional Representative of the same federation.
I have led tours in more than sixty countries as I am currently approaching the twentieth year in my profession. I operate in Turkish, English, Greek, and Turkish Sign Languages. I can read Ancient Greek and Classical Turkish and communicate in French and Italian as well.
Certificate Year: 2007
Certificate Year: 2007
Our Istambol trip was indeed marvelous… We found the destinations selected (Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Taskim square, and Kamilika Hill…) all well picked, very interesting, and worth visiting. Also the combination and alternating of historical sites, natural sites was optimal. The traveling was great, Our Guide Baris was sooo helpful and informative.
We appreciated the Istanbul tour very very very much; it was varied, well organized, all perfect!. Our guide Baris was really excellent in all fields, very passionate and concerned. Top performance, Book Baris and explore Istanbul.
Instead of taking group tour we decided to get private tour just for us! Indeed it is cheaper than group tours and you are not bounded to rules in group especially in covid period. Our Istanbul trip was very well organized, excellent guide… everything beyond our desires, Barish was superb! Thanks. Best time to travel in Turkey as not so much people on streets, no queue.
I must thank you with plenary satisfaction for the success of my tour with you in Istanbul. Tour program was perfect and very elastic to support changes, supplements and substitutions… The central factor in the success of my tour was our guide who has all the qualities required in the tour-guide activity: full of energy, understanding, sympathetic and initiative, open-minded, mindful… Thanks to privateistanbulguide.com, my holiday has been an unforgettable event.
Thank you for all the preparation. Barish did to make our trip so successful. We all really appreciated it. BORIS (we call him but origin, Barish) was very easy to get along with and spoke very good English, knew almost every step of Istanbul city. Joseph (driver) was a very competent driver. Turkish food was always tasty and plentiful. We suggested some exceptionally great restaurant. No one ever went hungry. Thank you again for all of the time and effort you spent on this tour. None of us would hesitate to ask for your help in planning another trip.”