Hatay is a province of southern Turkey, on the Mediterranean coast, with Syria to the south and east. Here you will find a very interesting mixture of cultures, languages and religions.


Nice beaches in Arsus, south of Iskenderun. Visit Antakya (the ancient Antiochia one of the first christian communities). Visit the waterfalls at Harbiye (ask for the selale restaurants), have food with Raki (Turkish ouzo) and Salgam Suyu (red legume juice) – so you won’t get headache, there. Afterwards turkish mocca with ice-cream knefe (surprise-you will love is!). The area is also famous for row silk fabric and bay-tree soaps. Most of the people in the area speaks Arabic as a second language. The famous church is located in the city. Make sure that you visit the archaeological museum and see Iskender the Great’s tomb.

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