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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The Swissotel is one of the premier luxury hotels in the city, solid, tasteful and
expensive. The view commands the Bosphorous, as well as the mosques,
churches and palaces of the old city. It is one of the premier vantage points in
this vicinity were once part of the palace, but the only significant evidence of the
ancient structures are the mosaics in this museum. Signs direct you to the Mosaic
Museum, Tel. 212 518 1205, downhill of and behind the Blue Mosque on the ...
The city's decline was dramatic, as successive conquerors from the east, first the
Turks, then the Mongols, then the Tatars, damaged and ultimately destroyed the
city. Dogubeyazit & Ishak Pasa Palace From Kars, head south to Dogubeyazit.
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