Top 25 Must-See Sights. Best bets fordining, lodging, sightseeing. Plus afull-color pullout map. Everything youneed to experience Istanbul.
•Top lodging and dining picks for every budget
•Best museums, Islamic art, and landmarks
•Quintessential experiences, from drinking tea in aTurkish café to walking the Istiklal Caddesi
•Shopping for ceramics, crafts, antiques, and kilims
•Outdoor delights, from picnicking among locals inYildiz Parki to cruising the Bosphorus
•Kid-friendly attractions, from Miniaturk to theIstanbul Toy Museum to the Spice Bazaar
•Excursions to the seaside resort of Kilyos and KizilAdalar (Princes’ Islands)
Insider Tips • Expert Advice
The author: Christopher Rice, who holds a PhD from theCentre of East European Studies at England’s BirminghamUniversity, writes regularly on Central and Eastern Europe.His wife and coauthor, Melanie Rice, shares his fascinationwith this part of the world.