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What is Piri Guide?

Piri Guide is a travel tech startup that offers digital tours through a self-guided mobile app. We help people to explore the world and keep their spirit of discovery alive through a unique and innovative experience on their smartphones.

In order to start exploring a city, just download Piri on Appstore or Google Play, free of charge. You can purchase the tour you wish to experience through the app. After downloading it via Wi-Fi or mobile data, it will be possible to listen to it offline as well. All that is left after that is to arrive to the starting location of the tour which is shown on the map of the application. Piri will detect your location using GPS and will start the story of your current location automatically. During the tour, you can ensure you are on the right direction by following the route on the map screen. If you want to take a break or do some shopping, you can check out the list of stores recommended by Piri Guide.  Remember, you may also listen our tours remotely from your home or from wherever you are, without a need to go to the certain location of the visiting point.

Currently, we offer more than 3000 audio contents to our customers with 150 tours in 20 countries and 30 cities including some of the most visited European cities; Amsterdam, London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Florence, Milan, Dublin, Prague, Budapest, Istanbul and more cities in Turkey waiting to be explored. We have the privilege to work with some of the best guides of Turkey and Europe; Ruth Poling, Guido Lion, Markus Müller, Pat Liddy, Saffet Emre Tonguç, Vedat Milor, and others.

Piri Guide also contributes to the promotion and preservation of cultural heritages for future generations. The cities that we travel to or live in contain many unknown stories within their buildings, streets or squares. Most of us walk by these treasures without even realising them, or take a quick Instagram picture and move on. In fact, the buildings, streets and squares of the city are revived through their historical, cultural stories; they tell all kinds of things to those that listen. On the other hand, tourism certainly has a negative impact on many things such as the reefs, forests, ancient sites, mountain tracks. There is a certain carrying capacity of nature and ancient artifacts. Otherwise, it may be destroyed by garbage and pollution. Tourism should respect the carrying capacity of human heritage sites, and yet it must provide an opportunity for every individual to visit such sites. Our goal is to enrich virtual experience for each individual either at home or on site. We will preserve such sites in the most pristine conditions for future generations as our legacy.