Hatay was a land of the Hittites. Many Hittite states were established in this region long before
the destruction of the Hittite empire. This state which was the capital Zenical (Sam'al) continued for
150 years. B.C. In the 6th century, it was invaded by the Persians. The Macedonian King Alexander
the Great invaded Anatolia and defeated the Persian (Persian) State and invaded this region. After
the death of Alexander, the Macedonian Kingdom was divided between the generals. The Antakya
Crusadered Prince, who was bound to the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, ruled Antioch on the
170th day. On May 19, 1268, the Turkish-Mamluk Sultana Baybars took Antakya back and removed
this crushing bloodless Crusader Principal for 170 years. Ottoman Sultan Yavuz Sultan Selim Khan
added Syria and Hatay to Ottoman State in 1516 with Mercidabik Victory. In March 1925, the French
separated the administration of İskenderun from other Syrian illusions. They accepted Turkish, Arabic
and French as official languages.


Hatay Archeology Museum, Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Complex, Habib Neccar Mosque, St. Peter's
Grottos, Gneisses, Seleukeia Pieria Settlement and City Buildings, Antiokheia Walls, Issos, Hatay
Waterfall, El-Mina, Arsuz, Soğukohık and Yayladağı Forest and Arsuz Beaches.