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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Turkey 17 Black Sea East Coast 432 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 175 Mediterranean
Coast 473 Old Istanbul & Sultanahmet Antalya 478 198-199 Lycian Coast 503
Sea of Marmara 277 Southern Aegean 567 Ankara & Central Anatolia 301
The Coast The Turkish coast is immense, wrapping almost entirely around the
country and including four different seas: the Black, the Marmara, the Aegean,
and the Mediterranean. You will find Hellenistic ruins at even the most remote ...
Pensions and hotels are still available, of course, but the Black Sea coast is
quieter, greener, and less well-traveled than the rest of the Turkish coast. The
roads are good along the coast as far as Amasra, and the major bus lines resume
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