Beşikli Mağarası

Eastern Mediterranean

About 100m from the Titus and Vespasian Tunnel is the curious `Cradle Cave' with almost 100 Roman rock tombs with scallop-shaped reliefs.

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1. Titus & Vespasian Tunnel

0.23 MILES

Amid the scant ruins of Seleuceia in Pieria at Çevlik, 5km northwest of Samandağ, is this this astonishing feat of Roman engineering. From the ticket…

2. Monastery of St Simeon

6.35 MILES

The remains of the 6th-century Monastery of St Simeon sit atop a 480m-high mountain 20km southwest of Antakya on the road to Samandağ. The cross-shaped…

3. Antioch Protestant Church

13.97 MILES

In Antakya's Old Town, this prominent Protestant church was built by the French in 1860 and once served as the French Consulate. Today it is managed by…

4. St Peter Orthodox Church

14.05 MILES

Most of the city's 1200-strong Christian population worships at this fine Orthodox church dating to 1860. Rebuilt with Russian assistance after a…

6. Old Town

14.07 MILES

The squiggle of lanes between Kurtuluş Caddesi and Hürriyet Caddesi is an atmospheric huddle of Antakya's remaining old houses, with carved lintels,…

7. Ulu Cami

14.14 MILES

This mosque, in the heart of the Old Town, was built by the Mamluks of Egypt in 1268 and is one of the city's oldest places of worship. It has a peaceful…

8. St Luke Catholic Church

14.18 MILES

The Italian-ministered Roman Catholic church was built in 1846 and occupies two houses in the city's old quarter, with the chapel in the former living…