DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey will lead you straight to the best attractions this beautiful part of the world has to offer. Visit Hagia Sophia, experience the hot springs of Pamukkale, and explore the country region-by-region — from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside.
Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey.
• Detailed itineraries and “don’t-miss” destination highlights at a glance.
• Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
• Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
• Area maps marked with sights.
• Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
• Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
• Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.
With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey truly shows you this country as no one else can.
Just spent three weeks in western Turkey. This guide helped me better understand and appreciate the ruins and mosques I was seeing and also guided me to places I may not have gone. Great drawings showing layout of most of the popular sites to visit. Used some of the hotel and restaurant suggestions, and they were as described. Istanbul map on back pages was a great help when using public transportation. Also used the maps at the beginning of each section regularly to plan my day and then to figure out where I was when I inevitably got lost!
I was excited to receive this book based on the reviews here, but am returning it because of the ridiculously small type. My eyes aren’t that bad, and I do have prescription reading glasses, but I tried reading this book in good light and it was not acceptable. It’s a heavy enough book that I wouldn’t want to carry it with me while out exploring, so either this should be a larger book for trip preparation purposes or for nighttime reading while traveling, or it should be broken down into several smaller books focusing on different regions within Turkey. Regardless, fix the font size!
I love the DK Eyewitness guides for study before I go on a trip and then again for when I return home to scrapbook and journal my trip. I love all the color pictures but often don’t take the book with me on my trips. The main reason is because the quality of the book with all the color and paper quality make the book much heavier. I’ll usually opt instead to travel with the smaller DK Top Ten books which usually include maps.
Beautiful, a good, quick study, and will be nice to have after the trip as well. As expected from DK. One huge disappointment: I thought there’d be a detachable map of the country, but no. The DK Istanbul book as a waterproof detachable, foldout map of the city; I assumed the Turkey book would have a similar map of the the entire country. There is only a color-coded map of the country in the front endpage. Great to have the detail maps, but I think there should be a country map as well. It could be half the country on each side. Why isn’t there?
- As I travel through my retirement years, I chose to do my homework with DK Eyewitness. This updated guide of Turkey provides a sufficient narrative of the culture and the history for the casual traveler and provides good information about food and drink, media and communication, and the all important info about local and regional transportation. The photographs, illustrations and maps are in color, and I love that the guide is highly organization by region. When you have a short period of time to spend in a new country, you really need to plan your trip carefully. I’m obviously a fan of DKE.
Now about the 2014 Turkey DKE: I own a 2003 DKE Turkey, borrowed a 2010 DKE Turkey, and purchased the 2014 DKE Turkey as a gift for my travel companion who usually signs up with a tour company. Let’s face it, the only meaningful updates are in the hotel and restaurant section. History doesn’t change but the updated and improved photographs are noted. Save your money if you have access to an older edition and check on-line for restaurant and hotel recommendations provided in various websites by travelers with experience. Same with transportation and communication. Use the guide to plan your day and you’ll be very happy you picked a DKE guide to do so.