- Alper GOKCAY Urban Planner (48)
- Sibel GOKCAY Pharmacist (42)
- Duru GOKCAY Student (13)
- Nehir GOKCAY Student (11)
Merhaba from Antalya
My name is Alper, urban planner, age 45 fit, non-smoker and like sailing. My wife Sibel is a pharmacist, age 40. We have (10 and 12 years old) two daughters. We both like travelling and walking. We think walking is the best way to recognize the city and what is going around... We can travel either only as parents or with children. We are looking for new experiences and places.
We are open to both simultaneous and non-simultaneous exchanges.
We can also offer a car exchange (VW Caddy 2011)
We have no pets at this home but own 2 cats Boncuk & Lilo at our main home so we are volunteers to look after your cat :) and don't wear outside shoes indoors. Non smoker, very clean and tidy and would prefer you enjoy our home the same way. We love our home and would definitely respect and look after the homes we exchanged as we would our own.
We think the best idea or the most important benefit of doing an exchange is making friends from different cultures and this is why we prefer homeexchange.
For winter we love to ski, also for summer sailing is agood choice for us. But we are open for any activities and recommendations...
We had a truly fabulous time in Antalya! Exchanging homes with Sibel and Alper ranks on top of our list. Organizing the logistical part was simple and straightforward (their nearby Pharmacy is always offering some help), the apartment is very well take taken care of, it's interior design reflects good taste, and what's best we found a bottle of very special wine and food on the table! Antalya and it's surroundings are a real treat. The ancient sites like Termessos, Side, or Ciraly (and many more) are hard to match on a world wide level and you reach them within less than and hour's drive (we simply followed the prepared list of recommendations and had one of our most relaxing holidays in a long time). Antalya itself is a magnificent place and reachable by foot walking along a beautiful beach. On top of that, terrific restaurant recommendations made for a culinary journey into Turkish food and society. A Simit (sesame covered pretzels) bakery turned into the preferred breakfast option of the entire family within no time, which gave a a sneak peak into daily turkish life. Our time in Antalya could not have been better!
Ohh, I don't know where to begin.The house is very spacious,clean and cosy.You can find everything you need at home.If it is winter time and have children with you the best home :) You benefit from all of the blessings offered in winter,fun in the big & lovely garden, skiing areas that you can reach easily or short visit to Innsbruck, Salzburg and the fantastic Füssen with it's great castles.İn brief perfect location better than you'd expect. There is no need to say something about Rudi & Eva's hospitality.They are such kind and friendly that they became our friends after the exchange and we would love to see them all time. There is only one thing to say that; satisfaction guarantied !!!
We spent one of the most wonderful and exciting summer in Antalya and Turkey in general ever. We experimented the kind and warm hospitality of pure and real friends sharing some unforgettable experiences together. We felt really home like no other place ever and we are happy to have made so nice friends. Antalya is a place where you can spend your time relaxing onto one of its beautiful beaches or travelling and visiting so unique archeological sites or practising some sports: trekking, paragliding, rafting, golfing,.... And the turkish cousine is never boring with its wide choice of vegetables, meat, fishes, fruits, cakes !! yes we are enthusiastic.....
We have had 2 great exchanges with Alper and Sibel. They are very nice and helpfull people. We consider them our friends. Their apartment is beautifull decorated, very clean and with a very big terrace with view at the pool. Shops, beach are near. It's in a quiet and safe area of Antalya. Alper and Sibel are always willing to help you with everything. We used their car for several trips around Antalya. You can find a lot interesting places to visit. Alper already put these places in their GPS. So easy. They also inform about good restaurants etc. You can have here a very great holiday. They also kept our houses spotless. We can't recommand this exchange enough.
Above all we want to say that Anke is a perfect host.She is allways ready to help you whenever or whatever you need.Never any rejection or running difficulty.Very kind and warm host.The house includes whatever you need.The location is good and easy to access the center. You will love to exchange with Anke ,it's a pleasure
Alper and Sibel are friendly reliable people. This was our first exchange but they were already experienced exchangers. Everything went so smoothly, we had a wonderful time in Antalya! The apartment is very nice, clean and fully equipped. Alper and Sibel ensured that we had everything that we needed. There was a detailed list of recommended places to visit, the nicest restaurants to go to and lots of other useful information, as well as food in the fridge when we arrived. We met at the end of our stay and it was like meeting friends. We met again the following year and we hope to see them again! Their two daughters are lovely and very well behaved. Highly recommended.
This is one of our favorite exchanges for the last years.The house is clean and you can find everything you need during your stay.İt' s just one step away from the magnificent place Lake Como.İn a few minutes you find yourself near the lake by car.Also it's located in a perfect location which allows you to benefit from all the beautiful places not only in Switzerland but also in İtaly.Lake Lugano,Lake Maggiore ,Lake Como with it's beautiful towns such as Menaggio,Bellagio and also Milano... And also Deborah and her family is very kind , nice and communicate easily.We were lucky that we had chance to come together and felt such as old friends ; and soon one years later we came together again as friends. Do not hesitate to exchange with them ,satisfaction guaranteed without any disappoint ment..Higly recommended
Perhaps the best exchange ever, sure the warmest friends we have met right now. We love Turkey and we love our guest. The apartment is the perfect basis for wandering in Antalya and it's extraordinary surroundings. We visited 5 times Turkey, but we found new things to do and to visit ! Irene and Arianna have been hosted the next year after a travel alone !
This exchange was the most amazing one that we have ever had!The house is very clean ,spacious and tidy.You can find everything you need at home and it makes you feel you’re at your own home There is no need to say the perfect location.Not only the city byself Milano but also the surroundings…You are just a step away from the magnificient Lake Como and it’s beautiful towns like Menaggio,Bellagio or Varenna … On the eastern part you can reach the beautiful city of Romeo& Juliet ; Verona and also by 2 hours drive you can relax on the shores of magical Portofino while drinking a glass of wine... On the other side ;Stefano and Guiliana is very kind and nice people that we thank them so much for their hospitality . We’re lucky that we had some time to spend together and now we think that the best benefit of this exchange is gaining such friends like Stefano and Guiliana ; also 2 daughters İrene and Arianna . We love them . Do not hesitate to make an exchange with them ,satisfaction guaranteed , no any disappointments !