Edip Ozgur is a graduate of Istanbul University’s School of Prehistory and Archaeology with a specialty in Greek and Roman antiquities. After completing his military service, he lived in London for 18 months as a representative of Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Department of Antiquities. During his 18 years as curator of the Antalya Museum on the Turquoise Coast, he took part in 32 archaeological excavations, including restoration work in Myra and Perge. Now retired, Edip enjoys the life of a professional Trip Leader. “My passion today is to share my experience of this beautiful land and its history, archaeology, contemporary culture, natural history, and geology with travelers. And I immensely enjoy the hiking we do on the Turquoise Coast journey.” Recently Edip represented the Antalya Museum in Delphi, Greece, when it was elected the “museum of the year” by the European Council. Edip is the author of several archaeology books and was a personal guide and mentor to the author of the Blue Guide on Turkey.
There's only one word for the quintessential tour leader: Edip. Aside from being incredibly knowledgeable about archaeology, Edip was outstanding at communicating this to all of us. He MADE the trip for us—the trip of a lifetime and an incredible thrill.Susan K, New York N.Y.
Edip’s ability to draw everyone into his passions and stories was great. His passion for history and his country is so infectious.M. Feil, Manhattan Beach CA
Edip knows seemingly everything about the area and the archaeological sites, but I especially appreciated his kind nature and sly sense of humor.N. Josephson
Edip is a gem!W. R., Tigard OR
We cannot say enough good things about Edip! We felt so fortunate to have him as our guide. He made the trip.Brett and Becky T., San Juan Capistrano, CA
Edip was a very professional guide. I learned so much!Dusty C., The Turquoise Coast
Edip is an encyclopedia of Turkish history, both ancient and modern. His expertise and renown opened special doors for us. He’s also a congenial and humorous traveling companion. We can’t praise him enough.David and Judy K., The Turquoise Coast
Edip is an excellent trip leader—extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic.Bob Y., The Turquoise Coast
Edip Ozgur’s knowledge of archaeology was invaluable. He was genial, informative, and full of energy. The best trip leader I’ve had!Darian Morray, Eugene, OR
The best guide we’ve ever had and a great ambassador for his country.Lori Z. and Murray B., Iowa City IA
Edip worked hard to make this trip perfect, and he succeeded. He couldn’t have done more to ensure the happiness of the participants.James Linam, Tucson AZ
Edip did a fantastic job. His knowledge of the archaeological and cultural history of Turkey is impressive. It was a pleasure to have him as our guide.Larry S., Boise ID
Edip is a very unique and special person. A true gem and we feel honored to have traveled with someone as knowledgeable and esteemed as he is. Everything he did for us, went above and beyond what was needed and every experience with him was absolutely unforgettable.Leona T., Abbotsford, British Columbia
Edip is so passionate, and his knowledge about the history of this region was amazing. He was very organized, flexible, eager to please. I truly can't praise his efforts enough!Angela Lee K., Morrilton, AR
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