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Title:
Turkey from the blue mosque to the blue lagoon
Author:
Levine, Lynn A.
ISBN:
9780764544514
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Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2004.
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xv, 436 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go-they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Frommer's Turkey explores the highlights of a country that is an amazing and diverse treasure trove of architectural styles and ancient ruins, most of which are still being excavated. You'll learn how to navigate the chaotic bustle of Istanbul, buy a rug and get the best deal, find the best and most undiscovered ruins, and the ins and outs of getting a Turkish bath. Readers also get language and etiquette tips, exact prices and directions, logistical advice, detailed two-color maps, and much more.


Table of Contents

What's New in Turkeyp. 1
1 The Best of Turkeyp. 4
1 The Most Unforgettable Travel Experiencesp. 5
Midnight Express: Fact or Fiction?p. 6
2 The Best Small Townsp. 8
3 The Best Ruins & Archaeological Sitesp. 9
4 The Best Museums, Mosques & Churchesp. 10
5 The Best Beachesp. 11
6 The Best Splurge Hotelsp. 12
7 The Best One-of-a-Kind Places to Stayp. 13
8 The Best Stuff to Bring Homep. 14
The Best Turkey Websitesp. 15
2 Planning Your Trip to Turkeyp. 17
1 The Regions in Briefp. 17
2 Visitor Information, Entry Requirements & Moneyp. 21
What Things Cost in Istanbulp. 24
3 When to Gop. 25
Muslim Holy Month of Ramadanp. 26
Turkey Calendar of Eventsp. 27
4 Insurancep. 30
5 Health & Safetyp. 31
6 Specialized Travel Resourcesp. 33
Important Tips for Women Travelersp. 34
7 Getting Therep. 36
8 Package Tours & Escorted Toursp. 39
All About the Blue Voyagep. 40
9 Getting Aroundp. 43
Don't Let Taxi Drivers Take You for a Ridep. 47
10 Tips on Accommodationsp. 48
11 Suggested Itinerariesp. 49
12 Recommended Books & Filmsp. 53
Fast Facts: Turkeyp. 55
3 Istanbulp. 60
1 Orientationp. 61
Istanbul's Neighborhoods in Briefp. 64
2 Getting Aroundp. 66
Fast Facts: Istanbulp. 69
3 Where to Stayp. 71
A Mystery Worthy of Agatha Christie Herselfp. 81
4 Where to Dinep. 84
5 What to See & Do in Istanbulp. 94
Suggested Itinerariesp. 94
Frommer's Favorite Istanbul Experiencesp. 98
Steam Heat: Taking the Hamamp. 116
Take a Learning Vacationp. 129
6 Shoppingp. 130
Caveat Emptor! Carpet-Buying Tipsp. 138
7 Istanbul After Darkp. 140
8 Side Trips from Istanbulp. 145
4 Short Hops from Istanbul: Around the Sea of Marmara & the North Aegeanp. 149
1 Bursap. 149
Water, Water Everywhere: Turkey's Mineral Springsp. 159
2 Canakkalep. 162
3 Gallipoli (Gelibolu)p. 165
4 Troyp. 171
5 Bergamap. 173
5 The Central & Southern Aegean Coastsp. 179
1 Izmirp. 179
Fast Facts: Izmirp. 185
2 Highlights of the Cesme Peninsulap. 189
3 Selcukp. 198
4 Ephesusp. 204
5 Kusadasip. 213
6 Pamukkale & Hierapolisp. 221
7 Bodrump. 227
Fast Facts: Bodrump. 231
6 The Turquoise & Mediterranean Coastsp. 245
The Lycian Way & St. Paul's Trailp. 246
1 Marmaris & the Datca Peninsulap. 246
Fast Facts: Marmarisp. 250
2 Dalyan & Kaunosp. 256
Unchartered Territory: Between Fethiye & Dalyanp. 262
3 Fethiye & Oludenizp. 263
Fast Facts: Fethiyep. 266
Fast Facts: Oludenizp. 266
4 Kalkanp. 280
5 Kasp. 289
Fast Facts: Kasp. 290
Kalekoy (Ancient Simena)p. 292
6 Demrep. 298
They Kidnapped the Wrong Guyp. 299
7 Antalyap. 302
Fast Facts: Antalyap. 306
7 Cappadocia & the Interiorp. 320
1 Exploring the Regionp. 320
2 Urgupp. 325
3 Goremep. 332
4 Uchisarp. 337
The Caravansaries of the Silk Roadp. 340
5 Derinkuyu & Kaymakliip. 343
6 The Ihlara Valleyp. 345
7 Kayserip. 348
The "Whirling" Dervishesp. 356
8 Ankarap. 358
1 Orientationp. 359
Father of Turkey: The Man Called Ataturkp. 360
Fast Facts: Ankarap. 364
2 Where to Stayp. 365
3 Where to Dinep. 368
4 What to See & Dop. 370
5 Shoppingp. 374
6 Ankara After Darkp. 375
7 A Side Trip to the Hittite Capital of Hattusasp. 376
Appendix A Turkey in Depthp. 381
1 History 101p. 381
Datelinep. 381
Selcuk Sultans--The Rum Linep. 388
The Ottoman Sultansp. 391
Suleyman the Magnificent: Pragmatic Statesmanp. 394
2 Turkey Todayp. 406
The Kurdish Questionp. 407
3 Arts, Culture & Musicp. 408
4 Food & Drinkp. 412
5 An Overview of Islamp. 414
A Restaurant Primerp. 415
Appendix B A Glossary of Useful Turkish Phrasesp. 417
1 Pronunciation Guidep. 417
2 Basic Vocabularyp. 417
3 Glossary of Termsp. 419
4 Menu Guidep. 422
Indexp. 427