Historical and Touristic Places of Hatay Province

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Beside the wealth of Hatay province, tourism is very convenient in terms of natural beauties. The provincial lands are filled with Ottoman monuments and historical monuments to previous periods.

Antakya Castle: Kaleyi was built by the generals of Alexander the Seleucid. Devrin was one of his greatest qualities. Byzantine Emperor Nikeforos was born in time. The walls are the longest walls of Turkey after Istanbul’s city walls. It is 30 km long and has 360 burcu. Some are in ruins.

Koz (Kürşat) Castle: It is in Kozkale village of Altinözü district. It was made by the Crusaders in the thirteenth century. It is a solid calender made of properly cut stone.

Payas Castle: It is located in Dortyol district. It was made during the Romans. The Ottoman Empire was imperial in time. The octopus with eight towers is surrounded by a large, deep ditch.

Bakras Castle: It is in the village of Ötençay of İskenderun. It was established as a police station on the Kızıldağ skirt. There is a solid church in the castle.

Sarıseki (Center) Castle: Iskenderun-Adana on the road. It is a ruin nowadays.

Şalen (Sıvlan) Castle: It is located near Değirmendere village of İskenderun. It is built on a steep hill in the Amanos Mountains. It was used as Karakol Castle.

Girls’ Palace: It is on the way to Reyhanlı-Aleppo. It is estimated to have been done in the fifth century. It is a religious center and has come to the center of the church, the monastery and the structures related to them.

Antakya Ulu Jami: Also called Sultan Selim Câmii. Production history is not certain. It is estimated that it was rebuilt in the 16th century or was seen as a tamarisk. It resembles the Seljuk mîmârîtarzin. Minaret was rebuilt in 1985.

Habib Neccar Câmii: When the church was turned into a house. Minaret was made in the 17th century according to Baroque mîmârî style. There are three tombs under which the people disappeared.

Sokullu Mehmed Paşa Külliyesi: It is in the district of Dörtyol. The complex has come to the palace, castle, bedesten, hamam and caravansaray. It was built by Sokullu Mehmed Pasha. The stonework is the hallucination. The entrance door for the night is made of colored marble.

Kâsim Bey Câmii: Yayladağı is in the county. Yavuz Sultan Selim was built by Mr. Kasim Bey, one of the sisters of the Han. There is a book that indicates that you see tamarad four times.

Belen Caravanserai: Kanuni was built during the reign of Sultan Süleyman. The inn is hammam and joyful. The hamam and the castle, which are being used today, are in the classical Ottoman mîmârî style.

Gin Tower: It was built on the highest hill between Sokullu Mehmed Pasha Külliyesi and the coast on Dortyol county. It’s in ruins. It is estimated to be used as a surveillance tower.

Saint Pierre (Petrus) Church: It is on the Habibi Neccar Mountain, two kilometers away from Antakya. It’s a natural cave. It is reported that Paul from the Havilarians is staying here. The Crusaders made this Gothic church. M.S. On the 29th, Peter spread Christianity with his sermons. Inside the cave there are sinners baths and hidden tunnels. Antakya was the center of one of the 5 Orthodox patriots (Istanbul Fener, Moscow, Alexandria, Jerusalem and Antakya).

Roman Bridge: It is a work of art from the third century. It’s in Antakya. There is a Roman cart on the bridge. The Roman Emperor Diocieetlanus built it.

Titus Tunnel: This tunnel in Samandağı was built with water channel at the time of the Roman emperor Titus. The remaining part from this channel is 130 m long and 7 m high and 6 m wide.

Jebel Akra: There are ancient artifacts from the Hittites.

Issos: The Macedonian King Alexander is an important battleground where Persian Persian Shah, the Third Dârâ, is defeated.

There were 5 units (culture layer) found in the excavations made at the Merdiven Cave in Mağaracık village of Samandağ. Teli Açana and Teli Tayinat, which are considered to be the biggest cities of the pre-Tariq period, are located in Hatay. 17 excavations (17 cultural layers) were found on top of these 17 excavations. Opener is an open air museum. B.C. Artifacts were found 3400-3000 years ago. There are rock tombs in Samandağı. There are 183 mounds in the north east of Antakya. Opener is one of these. Opener was the center of the Mukish country bounded by Sami-Yamhad Kingdom. Traces of civilizations extending from the first stone age to the Romans are visible. The second largest mosaic collection in the world is in the Hatay Archeology Museum. The artifacts here are among the second and fifth centuries. There are artifacts from the Hittite, Assyrian and Sumerians and old coin collections in the museum.

Occupying places: Hatay promenade is rich in places. The natural structure allows many communities to be used as recreational areas.

Harbiye: Also known as Çağlayanlar region, the region is 9 km away from Antakya. It is a region with a very beautiful view, decorated with bay trees.

Batıayaz (Teknepınar) Plateau: It is 500 m high from the sea and is a famous resting place with its water and air. Hunting sports can also be performed on this plateau, where rheumatism attracts great attention due to the dryness of the air.

Yayladağı: Yayladağı town is 5 km away from the rest of the forest.

Soğukoluk: Iskenderun-Antakya on the highway Iskenderun 20 km away from the forest resting place. The view and the water are very beautiful.

Kuzuavlu: It is a resting place in the forest at a distance of 15 km to the town of Dörtyol. Interest in cool air.

Kisecik: It is a beautiful promenade with woodland and highland qualities that local people want with its healing drinking waters.

Moonlight: On the way to Yayladağı is a promenade that attracts the attention of local and foreign tourists and is ideal for a healthy life.

Spas and drinks:

Hatay Province is not rich in sanitary water resources. The important ones are:

Reyhanlı Thermal Spring: It is 20 km far from Reyhanlı on Reyhanlı-Kırıkhan road. It is near Turkey-Syria border. Hot spring water is usually good for painful diseases and rheumatic diseases.

Erzin Başlamış Kaplıcası: It is in the village of Başlamış bound to Erzin county. Both drinking and bathing are beneficial for liver, gall bladder, mild, intestinal and pancreatic diseases.

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