Author(s): Marco Polo
With this up-to-date, authoritative guide you can experience all the sights of Turkey. Discover hotels, restaurants, trendy spots and find out about festivals and events, and sport and activities. There are also tips on great places for free, what's unique to Turkey, what to do on rainy days and where to relax and chill out. You'll find lots of shopping ideas, a suggestion for the Perfect Tour through Turkey, a large road atlas and a removable pull-out map. Also contains: Trips & Tours, Travel Tips, Travel with Kids, Links, Blogs, Apps & More, Useful Phrases in Turkish and index. Come to Turkey and enjoy a wonderful surprise! In hardly any other European country can visitors experience such a wealth of contrasts! A point of transition between east and west, tradition and modernity. MARCO POLO Turkey presents you with a historical and geographical image of Europe and Asia in a compressed space. This practical guide book, small enough to slip into your pocket, takes you back to the early days of human civilisation, to oriental bazaars, sunny beaches and mountain chains, to the tufa formations of Cappadocia and the calcium terraces of Pamukkale. It escorts you across the Asian steppe and to significant sites of antiquity and of Early Christianity. Discover your own traces. Discover Turkey. The Insider Tips tell you where you can celebrate Christmas with St Peter and dive down to explore a sunken city. The Low Budget tips in each chapter show how you can experience a great deal with very little money, enjoy something special and snap up some real bargains. Nature and history: Trips & Tours take you by car on the track of the Hethites, up to a Mountain of the Gods and down to the naiads. With its lakes, mountains and rivers, Turkey poses a real challenge for every sports fan. You'll find the most important suggestions with locations and websites in the chapter Sport & Activities. The Dos and Don'ts warn you about offers of help and making public declarations of love. MARCO POLO Turkey gives comprehensive coverage of all parts of the country. To help you find your way around there's a detailed road atlas, removable pull-out map and practical map inside the back cover, a street atlas of Istanbul and "Where to Start" boxes for the major cities.