What to read before Athens and Istanbul
January 17, 2012 8:08 AM Subscribe
What books, apart from travel guides, should I read before traveling to Athens and Istanbul?
posted by CheeseLouise to travel & transportation (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
What are the best books about Athens and Istanbul? Ideally, I would like something in the same vein as Rome: a Cultural, Visual, and Personal History by Robert Hughes. Something with a broad chronological scope, history and art history-centric, but fairly light and easily accessible, with a personal touch. I'm definitely thinking non-fiction, but I would love some fun fiction recommendations too. Thanks.