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About Hatay

On the shore of the Mediterranean, Hatay encompasses Turkey’s southernmost point, the Topraktutan Village. Bearing historical significance for various communities, the province has about 1,490,000 inhabitants. 
 
Temperatures tend to be high in the summer. Generally speaking, Hatay’s summers are dry and sweltering hot, and its winters are rainy owing to the impact of the Mediterranean climate. Snow is a rare weather event in Hatay. 
 
Often called the meeting point of civilizations, Hatay is home to the first Catholic church in history, the Church of St. Peter, and historical monuments such as the Titus Tunnel carved into rocks. Thanks to these historical buildings, visitors from a variety of religious backgrounds come to Hatay around the year. The recreational resort called Harbiye, and the Iskenderun Port are natural must-sees. Turkey's only remaining Armenian village, called Vakifli, is also located in Hatay.
 
One of the first things that come to mind when Hatay is mentioned is its rich cuisine. Specialties of the area include künefe (dessert of shredded phyllo, cheese and syrup), küflü çökelek (moldy cheese), sheet kebab, chicken roasted in salt, and oruk (bulgur balls stuffed with mincemeat).
 
The Iskenderun Port and Hatay Airport facilitate access to the area, thereby increasing the number of tourists. Thanks to its location, Hatay is easily accessible by road and rail all year round. 
 

Transportation to Hatay City Center from Airport

Known as the city of tolerance in Turkey, Hatay is also known as Antakya. Urban transportation is usually provided by bus, minibus or taxi in Hatay. You can go to many places in the city center by walking. Religious and historical structures such as churches and mosques belonging to different religions are close to each other.

The city has narrow streets where even the cars cannot pass through. You can travel the old parts of the city on foot. You can benefit from bus or minibus to get to Harbiye, one of the tourist attractions of the city.

Havaş

At the airport, there are HAVAŞ shuttle services which are arranged according to flight departures and landings. You can easily reach the city center by HAVAŞ shuttle services.

Taxi

Taking a taxi is the most practical way to travel from the airport. You can take a taxi by bargaining with the taxi driver depending on the place you would like to arrive.

Rent a car

There are the offices of car rental companies in the terminal building of Hatay Airport. You can book in advance and easily choose a car you would want.

Last Updated: January 06, 2017
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