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The appealing property and the reason of the migrations throughout the history to the Antakya region, are the result of suitable and appropriate climate conditions, productive and fertile lands. Beside these two facts another important characteristic of the region is its being at the intersection point of the road which connects Anatolia to Syria and Palestine over Çukurova. In addition, the most convenient ports for suitable routes to Mediterranean from Mesopotamia are also located in this region. With its current faith tourism centers, ancient cities and beautiful plateaus, the province of Hatay has a high potential for tourism. more
Districts: The districts of Hatay province are; Altınözü, Belen Dörtyol, Erzin, Hassa, Iskenderun, Kırıkhan, Kumlu , Reyhanlı, Samandağ and Yayladağı.
Belen: It was founded on the most important transition point connecting Mediterranean to Amik Plain over Amanos Mountains. The district was developed around the caravanserais, mosques and baths built by Kanuni Sultan Süleyman in 1550. Soğukoluk (Güzelyayla) and Atik plateaus attract the most attention during
Dortyol: It is established in between the gulf of Iskenderun and Mt. Nur. Dortyol is known as its citrus fruit production, beaches and Botas pipe line. There is a park in Kuzluca forest.
Erzin: It is surrounded by Adana, Osmaniye, Dortyol and the gulf of Iskenderun. It is known as its citrus fruit production and beaches. There is a park in the forest nearby the district. There is also a spring and perrier water resource in Baslamis village together with the establishments for health tourism.
Hassa: The district was established in 1865 at the east of Mt. Nur and located in between Gaziantep-Syria border and Kirikhan.
Kirikhan: It is on Amik grassy plain, in between Mt. Nur and Syria border, and the districts of Hassa and Kumlu. The Karasu river flows through the district. The Golbasi lake, which is the only natural one, remains in the territory of Kirikhan.