The new-look Rough Guide to Istanbul is the perfect travel guide to one of the world's most popular and vibrant cities. Colourful, clearly laid-out pages are packed with exciting and evocative photographs, detailed colour-coded maps and insightful descriptions of all the sights. From the city's iconic Byzantine churches and Ottoman mosques to its roof-top bars, restaurants, live music and club scene, every side of Istanbul is covered. Take a ferry up the Golden Horn, cruise across the Bosphorus to Asia, walk the city's land-walls or lounge on the Princes' Islands beaches: The Rough Guide to Istanbul will be with you all the way. You'll also find the latest insider information on the city's thriving arts scenes, as well as the best places to stay and shop. And if you are up for a little exploring beyond the city, The Rough Guide to Istanbul is the only major guidebook to include sections on the former Ottoman capitals of Bursa and Edirne, lakeside Iznik and legendary Troy. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to Istanbul.
The Rough Guide to Istanbul is the perfect introduction to a vibrant mega-city, fast-becoming as popular for its nightlife and arts scene as it is for its unique historical heritage. All the major Byzantine and Ottoman sites, plus a myriad of lesser-known gems, are easily tracked down using clear, comprehensive maps. Whether you wish to watch the faithful at prayer in the iconic Blue Mosque, admire the glittering- gold mosaics in the Church of the Holy Wisdom, relax in an historic Turkish bath, cruise up the continent-dividing Bosphorus or dance the night away in an über-cool club, you can find out where and how in The Rough Guide to Istanbul. Evocative photographs of the city's highlights complement the text and two full-colour sections introduce the fascinating world of Ottoman Turkish architecture and the culinary delights of the Turkish kitchen. There are up-to-date descriptions of the city's best bars, cafes, clubs, hotels, restaurants and shops for all budgets, and a detailed section on 'out of town' trips including the legendary city of Troy and the former-Ottoman capitals of Bursa and Edirne.
This fully revised and thoroughly updated fifth edition of The Rough Guide to Turkey provides an insider's handbook to the country. A full colour section introduces Turkey's highlights, from the markets of Istanbul to the rock churches of Cappadocia. There are informed accounts of the country's wide-ranging sights and incisive reviews of the best places to eat, sleep and drink in every price range. Throughout the guide there is practical advice on everything from bazaar shopping to chartering a yacht. The authors also provide expert background on Turkish history, literature, music and film.
Discover the best of Istanbul with the quintessential guide to this unique, continent-straddling city. Whether you want to gaze at the ancient mosaics of Haghia Sophia, get lost amidst the Grand Bazaar's traditional stalls or sail along the spectacular Bosphorus Strait, Rough Guides' expert, on-the-ground knowledge and trademark blend of humour, insight and practical advice will show you how to get the most out of your trip. This full-colour ebook includes stunning photography, handpicked itineraries and easy-to-use maps, and will guide you to the very best of Istanbul's rooftop restaurants, meyhanes and old city hideaways with something to suit every budget. Slim, reliable and easy to use, The Pocket Rough Guide to Istanbul will be your indispensable travel companion.
The Rough Guide to Turkey is the most comprehensive travel guide to this unique country straddling both Europe and Asia - and bordering countries as diverse as Greece in the west and Iran in the east. Alongside an array of stunning images, you'll find insightful coverage of everything this country offers: from the Mediterranean beaches that play host to nesting turtles, to the soaring mountain ranges spangled with Alpine flowers, from legendary ancient sites, such as Troy, to the exotic, domed skyline of Byzantine and Ottoman-era Istanbul. Practical advice details how to travel through this vast and varied country. Up-to-date descriptions of the best restaurants, hotels, and shops suit all budgets. And city maps help you navigate the fifteen-million-plus metropolis of Istanbul and other smaller destinations, such as the frontier settlement of Dogubeyazit, in the shadow of biblical Mt. Ararat. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Turkey.
The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget is the ultimate guide to exploring this fascinating continent on a shoestring, with coverage of all the top sights, the clearest mapping of any guide and handy hints on how to save money. Discover the highlights of Europe, from the vibrant capitals of London, Paris and Rome to the great outdoors, whether skiing in the Alps, hiking in the Tatras or surfing on the Portuguese coast. Read about Europe's great attractions from the Sistine Chapel in Rome to the Aya Sofia in Istanbul. And with coverage of four new countries - Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Bosnia-Hercegovina, The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget is more comprehensive than ever before. Find practical advice on travelling around Europe, whether by InterRail, Eurail or bus, and what to see and do in each country. With up-to-date descriptions of the best hostels and budget hotels in Europe, bars in Europe, cafés, cheap restaurants, and European shopping and festivals this guide is the budget-conscious traveller's must have item for European trips.
The definitive handbook to the island with in-depth coverage of Mao, Ciutadella and all the sights, from megalithic monuments to fine old country mansions. Includes up-to-the-minute recommendations of the best places to eat, drink and stay, in all price ranges, and practical tips on the island's favourite walking routes, plus the pick of the beaches.
European authors bring travelers the hidden highlights others miss, including the best values across the continent and insights into Europe's cultural, political, and contemporary life. of color photos. 103 maps.
The Rough Guide to Turkey is the most comprehensive travel guide to a unique country straddling both Europe and Asia and bordering countries as diverse as Greece in the west and Iran in the east. Inside you'll find insightful coverage of everything from Mediterranean beaches that play host to nesting turtles to soaring mountain ranges spangled with Alpine flowers, and from legendary ancient sites such as Troy to the exotic domed skyline of Byzantine and Ottoman-era Istanbul. There's detailed advice on how to travel about this vast and varied country and, once you reach your destination, clear city maps to help you navigate everywhere from the fifteen-million plus metropolis of Istanbul to the small frontier settlement of Dogubeyazit, in the shadow of biblical Mt Ararat. There's up to date descriptions of the best eating and drinking places, hotels and shops to suit all budgets, plus an array of stunning images. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Turkey. Now available in ePub format.