Two Americans, until recently resident in Istanbul offer an insider's look at all of Turkey, from its beautiful rugged coastline filled with ancient Greek and Byzantine ruins - featuring two of the world's most admired sites, Troy and Ephesus - to the modern nightlife and exotic shopping of Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and more. Extensive history, culture and travel planning sections, with terrific coverage of Istanbul and environs, Black Sea and Mediterranean coasts, and first-rate advice on wonderful lodgings, exciting restaurants, where to see authentic whirling dervish performances, insider tips on how to bargain for rugs, best places to take a Turkish bath, and so much more.
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In Kariye KARIYE HOTEL, Kariye Camii Sok. No. 18, Edirnekapy. Tel. 212 534
8414, Fax 212 521 6631. Email: none; Web: none. Rooms: 27. Credit cards
accepted. Open year-round. Double: $95 (20% off-season discount). The Kariye
is well ...
The last Byzantine Emperor made his final stand in this valley, fighting near the
small military gate north of Vatan Caddesi (see sidebar below). At Edirnekapi, cut
inside the gate and visit the Mihrimah Camii, directly within the entrance.
SEEING THE SIGHTS Three of the principal mosques in Edirne, the Eski Camii,
the Ug Serefeli Camii, and the Selimiye Camii, offer a convenient clinic in the
evolution of Ottoman architecture. The Ottomans were in all things excellent
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