A superior cultural and historical guide to Turkey. Chapters dedicated to important cities and sites of interest are concise to fit in this pocket-sized, beautifully illustrated book. This guide lists no hotels, restaurants, etc.
A standard Travel Survival Kit with very good practical information but somewhat cursory description of the sights. For those not addicted to Lonely Planet, we recommend the Rough Guide as much the better general guide.
Essays on history and culture are followed by a thorough regional survey, all supported by a wealth of photographs. As such, this makes an excellent introduction to the country and aid to planning. We would rather carry around, however, a Rough Guide.
These very popular guides, with their photos and excellent mapping, give a really good overview of the city which makes exploring easy. The drawback is that once having got you to a place the supplemental information is a bit limited. Usefully, it covers excursions outside Istanbul as far as Edirne and Bursa and has a detachable map of Istanbul.
A lovely walking guide to the monuments and sites of Istanbul accompanied by stories and a history of the city. Perfect for the sightseer although should be bought alongside a practical guide and a decent map.
The only guide to the 500 km waymarked, long distance walking route from Perge/Aspendos to Antioch along the Tauris. Complete with a map, any half way serious walker should at least sample parts of the dramatically beautiful route. A companion to her Lycian Way.