Antakya attractions

Top Choice Museum in Antakya

Hatay Archaeology Museum

This museum contains one of the world's finest collections of Roman and Byzantine mosaics, covering a period from the 1st century AD to the 5th century. Many were recovered almost intact from Tarsus or Harbiye (Daph…
Church in Antakya

Church of St Peter

This early Christian church cut into the slopes of Mt Staurin (Mountain of the Cross) is thought to be the earliest place where the newly converted met and prayed secretly. Both Peter and Paul lived in Antioch for a…
Historic Site in Antakya

Old Town

The squiggle of lanes between Kurtuluş Caddesi and Hurriyet Caddesi is an atmospheric huddle of Antakya's remaining old houses, with carved lintels, wooden overhangs and hidden courtyards within the compounds. Sligh…
Mosque in Antakya

Habibi Neccar Camii

This, the oldest mosque in Turkey, dates in part to the 7th century AD. Habibi Najjar was an early Islamic martyr; his body is thought to lie in the mausoleum here.
Church in Antakya

Orthodox Church

Most of the city's 1200-strong Christian population worships at the fine Orthodox church. Rebuilt with Russian assistance after a devastating earthquake in 1900, the church is fronted by a lovely courtyard up some s…
Church in Antakya

Roman Catholic Church

The Italian-ministered Roman Catholic Church was built in 1852 and occupies two houses in the city's old quarter, with the chapel in the former living room of one house.
Bazaar in Antakya


A sprawling market fills the back streets north of Kemal Paşa Caddesi. The easier way to see it is to follow Uzunçarşı Caddesi, the main shopping street.
Mosque in Antakya

Sermaye Camii

The Sermaye Camii has a wonderfully ornate şerefe (balcony) on its minaret (you'll see it on posters of Antakya).
Synagogue in Antakya


One of the last remnants of Antakya's once-vibrant Jewish community is this synagogue on Kurtuluş Caddesi.
Church in Antakya

Antioch Protestant Church

In Antakya's Old Town, this prominent Protestant church is testament to the city's ecumenical culture.