"also known as ANTAKYA ..." Hatay by cbeaujean

Hatay Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 121 photos

greatness and decadence

we need a big effort of imagination to dream on ruins dispersed here and there...
at the zenith of its fame,was capital of huge seleucian empire from aegean see to hindu kush and from georgia to babylon...
irony of history,its name comes from megalomaniac king antiochos the first,a descendant of minor importance.....because of nemrut dag mausoleum...SEE MY KAHTA PAGE...without the mausoleum,antiochos would escape notice...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:a city of delights...a christian holy city...
  • Cons:nearly nothing to see from the past...only in your mind
  • In a nutshell:it remains nothing of its past glory.....
  • Intro Written Jan 31, 2003
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  • triplehelix's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2006 at 9:32 PM

    i was thinking about going here during my trip to syria but maybe next time. doesn't look like a must see now kinda place but definitely nice!

  • dabuwan's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 3:59 PM

    I've always skipped this place in my Turkey travels, but next time I'll visit for sure. Great page with great info!

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2003 at 11:38 AM

    Another place I want to visit on my next trip to Turkey. Nice pictures!

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