This book explores renowned biblical sites, from the Harran of Abraham to the Ephesus of St Paul. It examines exquisitely refined tilework in the Imperial mosques of Istanbul. It covers skis in Alpine-style winter resorts and bathes in the Mediterranean in November. It goes on a gourmet tour, sampling ingenious dishes first prepared for the Ottoman sultans. It uncovers the rich and fascinating history of this most ancient of lands.It features: a dynamic new two-colour layout for easy navigation; new magazine style, combining stunning photography, tailored itineraries and a personal take on the country; and, clear, newly designed two-colour maps throughout for increased ease of use. These are the only guides with full-colour touring maps of the whole region. It provides extensive listings of hotels and restaurants - all personally recommended for a really local flavour. It offers Top Don't Miss sights for each regional chapter, plus Author Choices of personal favourite places to stay and eat.