Antakya, Turkey | A Biblical city’s smorgasbord
Home to the finest Roman and Byzantine mosaics and the smoothest hummus, spices meet cultures here
On a map of Turkey, the province of Hatay dangles gently from the line of the country’s southern border. Look closely and it almost looks like Turkey is gently dipping its feet into the surrounding area of Syria. Hatay’s history and culture is a rich mix of Turkish, Arabic, Islamic (Sunni, Alevi, Alawite), Christian (Catholic, Greek and Syrian Orthodox, Armenian) and Jewish influences.