Hatay Bus Ticket

Hatay

Hatay

You can buy a Hatay bus ticket to travel to the southernmost part of Turkey. Hatay, the thirteenth most populous city of Turkey, is known as the city of unity. It was selected as a city of peace by UNESCO. When we look at human history, many different cultures and beliefs coexist in Hatay, as it is one of the first settlements. As a result of archaeological studies carried out in the region, findings dating back to between 100 thousand and 40 thousand BC were found.

While the Akat Principality ruled in the Bronze Age, the Hittites dominated after the 17th century BC. After Urartu, Assyria and Persians, it came under the rule of Macedonia along with Anatolia, which was captured by King Alexander. While Seleucus the First was trying to establish the Asian Empire, his son founded Antakya near Hatay, and Antakya became the largest city after Rome and Iskenderun for 26 years. The city, which later passed to the Roman Empire, passed to the Byzantines after the empire was divided into two.

Hatay Archeology Museum

When visiting many cities in Anatolia, archaeological museums are one of the first places to go, but the situation is slightly different for Hatay. Since it has literally hosted many civilizations over the years, the museum contains very important artifacts for world history. The second largest mosaic collection in the world is located in this museum. Artifacts generally found in the Antakya region; It was discovered as a result of studies carried out in Narlıca, Samandağ and Güzelburç regions.

The museum, which is definitely at the top of the list of places to visit in Hatay, is open to visitors. The coin collection located in the Hatay Archeology Museum is known as the third largest exhibition in the world. The total number of artifacts remaining from the Hittite, Roman, Hellenistic and Byzantine periods is 35 thousand. Works are exhibited in 8 separate rooms, including the garden of the museum. The museum, which was opened to visitors in 1948, is very rich in terms of its artifacts. It is one of the places that should be visited by people who are interested in world history during their visit to Hatay.

St. Simeon's Monastery

Although the St. Simeon Monastery, built on a hill, has not been preserved as a whole, its ruins are also very valuable. The monastery, surrounded by weather vanes, stands out with its view. According to rumors; Saint Simeon, the founder of the Stilite Order, received education in many monasteries. After the training, he retreated into seclusion in this monastery to purify himself from the blessings and opportunities in the world. He lived here for a long time to be closer to God. The length of the columns in the monastery is approximately 20 meters. It is possible to see the long column there. After St. Simeon died, his disciples built the monastery here. The ruins of the building, which has a history of 1500 years, can be seen today. Even though it is one of the historical heritages, it has not been preserved well enough.

St. Pierre Church

The fact that different civilizations have lived in Hatay throughout history has caused different religions to live in the city's territory. Among the historical buildings, St. Pierre Church is located at the foot of Hac Mountain, west of the Asi River. The church, which was carved into the Pilgrim Mountain, has an important place in Christianity. Hz. St. Peter, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus, held his first community meeting regarding the Christian religion here. The community gathered in the church was called Christian for the first time. St. Perus was accepted as the pope within this church, the central position in the spread of the Catholic faith throughout the world. It has an important place in the history of religions. The world's first Catholic church can be visited by traveling via Hatay Bus Terminal.

Habib-i Neccar Mosque

It is one of the important buildings for the religion of Islam and is known as the first mosque built in Anatolia. It is one of the important structures to be seen in Hatay. It has great importance not only by Muslims but also by Christians. When the Byzantines captured the region, they used the mosque as a church. When Baybars ruled the region again in the 13th century, the church was converted into a mosque again. The construction date of Habib-i Neccar Mosque is not known with certainty.

Hz. inside the mosque. There is the tomb of Habib-i Neccar, who is thought to have been sent by Jesus and assigned to protect the messengers. In the 40s AD, Habib-i Neccar lived in Antakya. Hz. He is the first person who believed in the messengers sent by Jesus and tried to protect these people. Although there are many rumors about its death, it is a mosque known as a symbol of peace and tolerance by Muslims and Christians. It is one of the places in the Hatay region that attracts great attention from both local and foreign tourists. This mosque should definitely be included in the list when preparing a list after purchasing a Hatay bus ticket.

Titus Tunnel

Titus Tunnel, built by the order of Roman Emperor Vespasian, is a precaution taken against negativities such as floods and floods. Its construction started in 69 AD and was completed by Vespasain's son Titus in 81 AD. The tunnel, which was carved into the mountain, contains ruins from the period it was built. The Roman Period has proven itself in water engineering. There are also rock tombs in the parts of the tunnel facing the sea. The height of the tunnel is 1380 meters and its width is 6 meters. It is one of the places to visit as it is one of the historically important buildings. There is an ancient city called Seleukeia near the Titus Tunnel. It is possible to make two separate visits at the same time.

Payas Castle

The castle, located in Payas district, has a very important place in terms of its location. Many civilizations, including the Byzantines, ruled in the Payas region. When Yavuz Sultan Selim went on his Egyptian Expedition, Payas came under Ottoman rule. Its location on the pilgrimage route increases the importance of the castle and the district. The castle, built by the Crusaders, was destroyed and rebuilt by the Ottomans. The castle has 4 corners and 8 towers, and when the architecture is examined, Ottoman lines are clearly seen. The Ottoman Empire started to use the castle as a logistics and shipyard center due to its location. Payas, which was important during the Ottoman period, stood out as having not only a castle but also a caravanserai and a port. It is one of the important historical buildings among the places to visit in Hatay.

Reyhanlı Hamamat Thermal Springs

Hatay, which has made a name for itself with its history, is also very popular with its hot springs. Reyhanlı Hamamat Thermal Springs are a source of healing with chlorinated water. The richness of minerals in the water makes it a healing water. Thermal springs, which have an important place in Turkish culture, are also seen in Hatay. Reyahanlı Hamamat Thermal Springs are similar to the thermal springs in India in terms of water features. It is thought to have healing effects on different issues such as bone and muscle disorders, kidney stones and skin problems. There are different options for accommodation in regions where hot spring waters are located. It creates an alternative for a peaceful and enjoyable holiday.

Kapılı Değirmenli Waterfall

It is one of the locations located a little far from the city center. It is one of the natural formations located at the foot of the Amanos Mountains. The waterfall, which remained unnoticed for many years, was discovered by members of the Amanoslar Environmental Association. There are many waterfalls in the region, but Kapılı Değirmenli Waterfall is quite important. Water falling from a height of approximately 15 to 20 meters offers a very impressive view. Grain is ground in the mills located where the waterfall flows. You can go to Dörtyol district via Hatay Bus Terminal. Located among the impressive beauty of the Amanos Mountains, the waterfall is one of the ideal locations to spend time in touch with nature.

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Phone Code:326
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