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Rustempasa Kervansaray Hotel
57 Iki Kapili Han St., Edirne
Nicely furnished if somewhat dark rooms in a sturdy stone building in the middle of town. Rooms for $30.
36 Gol Sahil St., Iznik
Spacious rooms with wide balconies. Doubles for $50.
1 Gundem Rd., Kilicaslan Street, Iznik
Hard but clean bed in a shared room for $14.
Emirgan Cay Bahcesi
Karaagac Yolu, just over the Meric River bridge in Edirne
Tea, kebabs and snacks on the riverside with beautiful views back toward the city. Tea is 60 cents, entrees are around $6.
Cigerci Niyazi Usta
Alipasa Ortakapi Street, No. 5/2, Edirne
Similar to other liver restaurants in the city, but does offer a nice building and English menus. A plate of fried liver is $6, desserts $3.
A number of small storefronts offer grilled sandwiches along Kilicaslan Street, and several almost identical cafes offer tea and fish along the waterfront.
7 Kadirpasa St., Edirne
Includes Greek and Roman antiquities as well as an ethnographic collection of local costumes. Daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $1.75.
Selimiye Mosque and adjacent museum
Mimar Sinan Street, Edirne
The museum, which includes examples of Islamic arts, information on the history of the mosque and oil wrestling displays, is to the left of the mosque. Free.
Sultan Bayezid II Health Museum
Yeniimaret neighborhood, across the river on the north side of Edirne
Daily 9 a.m to 5:30 p.m. $6.