Guidebook Updates for Turkey

When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Turkey, we post them here. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you’re set for a great trip!

Across Turkey


  • Etickets are available for the Ephesus Archaeological site (including the Terrace Houses). Buying tickets online enables you to skip the ticket-buying line; no refunds or exchanges are allowed.
    If accompanied by an official tour guide, you can also skip the line without buying tickets ahead of time.


  • The Blue House Hotel in the Sultanahmet district has closed.
  • The correct address for Quincentennial Museum of Turkish Jews is Bereketzade Mahallesi, Büyük Hendek Caddesi 39, Beyoğlu, and its telephone number (also printed incorrectly in some editions) is +90 (0)212/292-6333.