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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by railways and highways in others, the five-mile long walls are an impressive
reminder of the city's power. You see the section of wall along the Sea of
Marmara upon arrival. This part of the ancient fortifications, now pierced by John
Yedikule and The Church of Chora, two sites along the circuit of the city walls, are
both on the beaten track. Otherwise, venturing along the length of these walls
takes you off the touristed track and away from history and art. You'll get a solid, ...
The next most interesting part of the church is a nondescript square panel high
on the wall to your right as you arrive at the bottom of the first flight of stairs
leading to the spring/shrine. This hatch, opening into the shrine, is reported to be
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