By John Freely
Published: 2011; edition: 6; pages: 352
Long-awaited new edition of the Blue Guide to this fascinating city, which straddles Europe and the Orient and whose history goes back to the days of ancient Greece. Superb coverage of all the major monuments, Classical, Christian and Islamic, with details on how to get around a busy city, what to eat and where to stay. John Freely was born in the United States. He is a long-term resident of Istanbul and has written a number of books on Greece and Turkey.
Illustrations: B/W with photographs, diagrams, floor plans and 16 pages of full-colour maps.