Details, Edirne and Iznik, Turkey

October 26, 2012
GETTING THERE

Turkish Airlines offers nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to Istanbul, with early- January fares currently starting at $642 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Rustempasa Kervansaray Hotel

57 Iki Kapili Han St., Edirne

011-90-284-212-6119

www.edirnekervansarayhotel.com

Nicely furnished if somewhat dark rooms in a sturdy stone building in the middle of town. Rooms for $30.

Berlin Hotel

36 Gol Sahil St., Iznik

011-90-224-757-3355

www.berlinhotel.com.tr

Spacious rooms with wide balconies. Doubles for $50.

Kaynarca Pension

1 Gundem Rd., Kilicaslan Street, Iznik

011-90-224-757-1753

www.kaynarca.net

Hard but clean bed in a shared room for $14.

WHERE TO EAT

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

011-90-284-213-3372

www.cigerciniyaziusta.com.tr

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.

In Iznik

A number of small storefronts offer grilled sandwiches along Kilicaslan Street, and several almost identical cafes offer tea and fish along the waterfront.

WHAT TO DO

Edirne Museum

7 Kadirpasa St., Edirne

011-90-284-225-11-20

www.edirnemuzesi.gov.tr

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

www.edirnemuzesi.gov.tr

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

011-90-284-224-09-22

saglikmuzesi.trakya.edu.tr

Daily 9 a.m to 5:30 p.m. $6.

INFORMATION

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