Hatay bursts with historical sites of interest dating back thousands of years. The Mosaic Museum, houses a huge selection of Roman mosaics, gold coins, and Bronze and Iron Age artefacts.
Carved into the rock is the Church of Saint Peter. This incredible structure dates to around the 5th century, and is one of the oldest churches in the world. Behind and underneath the church is a network of caves and tunnels. Another key religious site is the seventh-century Habib-i-Neccar Camii, the oldest mosque in the city and one of the oldest in the whole of southern Turkey.
Travel to Hatay and you can explore the Titus Tunnel, constructed by the Romans and still one of the city’s biggest attractions. Head to the beach car park at Samandağı and walk the length of the tunnel (approximately 1.4km) to witness for yourself its fascinating display of ancient Roman engineering.
Head out of the city and pay a visit to the Harbiye waterfalls to soak in some natural beauty, or pass some time exploring the quality silk souvenirs in shops around the city.