Tour Guide

Deniz Özdemir

Languages Spoken: English, Turkish

Hometown: Antalya, Turkey

Guide Since: 2021


Datca peninsula, toward the Ancient City of Knidos


Basmati rice cooked with cinnamon and cardamom


Fresh brewed coffee


Under the stars on a gulet

Born in Izmir (Ancient Smyrna) in 1988, Deniz has followed a diverse journey from being a professional actor to a tour guide. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts at Ankara University and performed in state theaters and TV series. Deniz also taught drama and rhythm to children as a volunteer. After finishing his acting career in 2018, he studied English in Alexandria, VA, then road tripped across the country from Alexandria to San Francisco. He is an active percussion artist and plays drums with his band. Living near the Mediterranean and Taurus Mountains, he bikes, swims, runs marathons, and studies the history of the region.