Antakya Culture &
Hatay, where people from different cultures, races, religions and beliefs have lived together with harmonized sounds of adhan, bell and treasure in an environment of tolerance by avoiding prejudices. Hatay is also the meeting point of many civilizations.
If you want to experience generous nature, fruitful landscape, delicious food and visit many religious cultural landmarks which have incorporated tolerance in Hatay, we sightseeing with a multilingual professional guidance.
Program – 25 September Saturday
08:30 - 09:30 After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Antakya by vehicles
09:30 - 10:45 Visiting Antakya Archaeological Museum which is the biggest Mosaic Museum in the world, and listening Mythological stories from the Guides.
10:45 - 11:30 St. Pierre Church, which is considered as the first cave church in the world, will be visited. Inside the church, you will be able to see the Holy Baptism Well, the altar, the escape tunnel, the 5th century mosaics, the Statue of St. Pierre and the dais.
Antakya Archeology Museum
Habib-i Neccar Mosque
11:45 – 12:30 Habib-i Neccar Mosque, which is the oldest mosque in our country, built on a Roman Pagan temple, will be visited.
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch - Pöç Restaurant / Tepsi Kebab
13:45 – 14:45 Free time in the Historical Uzun Bazaar, whose past is as old as the city. Shopping tour in between Antakya cultural products such as pomegranate syrup, cheese, laurel soap.
14:45 – 15:15 Kunefe - Cinaralti
(END of SORT PROGRAMME - RETURN TO İSKENDERUN)
Historical Uzun Bazaar '
15:30 - 16:30 Departure to Harbiye, known for its thousands of years of Antakya settlements, natural springs and waterfalls.
16:30 - 17:30 Among the natural beauties of Harbiye, shopping, sightseeing and visiting Silk Manufacturing Workshops.
17:30 - 18:30 Departure to Antakya City Center
18:30 – 23:00 Dinner - Konak Restaurant
23:00. Departure to İskenderun
Culture tour is paid. For information, contact the Symposium Secretariat.
***Our Antakya Gastronomy and Culture Trip organization will be opened with the completion of the 20-person quota.