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 town, called Diapolis, carried on under Bithnia, Pontus, Rome, and
Byzantium, but its only remaining fortification is a small Genoese keep to the west
of town. This fortification was built in the 1200s and handed over to the Ottomans
Arrival* < departures By Bus The otogar is inconveniently distant from the town
center, about two kilometers. Dolmus run into town from the road you enter town
on, Atatlirk Caddesi, and major bus lines offer service buses into town. Driving ...
ghost town is animated today by a few inhabitants on the main road, but the
overall effect is a powerfully sad testament to a powerfully sad event. Several
small shops are located here to outfit you with a picnic; two good hotels are also ...
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