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Top Choice Cave in Narlıkuyu

Caves of Heaven and Hell

Near Narlıkuyu, a road winds north for 1.5km to several caves – sinkholes carved out by a subterranean river and places of great mythological significance. The walk from Narlıkuyu junction to the main entrance gate …
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…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Eastern Mediterranean

Karatepe-Aslantaş Open-Air Museum

Archaeology buffs should make a beeline for the Karatepe-Aslantaş Open-Air Museum, within the national park of the same name. The ruins date from the 8th century BC, when this was an important town for the late-Hitt…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Anamur

Anemurium Ancient City

Anemurium's sprawling and eerily quiet ruins stretch for 500m down to a pebble beach, with mammoth city walls scaling the mountainside above. From the huge necropolis area (which itself looks like a city), walk sout…
Top Choice Ruins in Eastern Mediterranean

Alahan Monastery

Tentatively listed for World Heritage status, this remarkable monastery perches on a terraced slope high above the Göksu Valley. Above the entrance is a cave-church chiselled into the cliff face. A grand entry adorn…
Top Choice Mosque in Adana

Sabancı Merkez Camii

The most imposing mosque in Adana is the six-minaret Sabancı Merkez Camii, rising gracefully from the left bank of the Seyhan River. The largest mosque between İstanbul and Saudi Arabia, it was built by the late ind…
Top Choice Seafood in Taşucu

Deniz Kizi

The kind of fish restaurant you hope for when visiting the Med, the 'Mermaid' does superfresh fish, simply and with real generosity of spirit. Housed in a lovely, solid stone building by the waterfront, with a rooft…
Top Choice Anatolian in Antakya

Hatay Sultan Sofrası

Antakya's premier spot for affordable tasty meals, this bustling place is just the ticket to dive into Hatay's fusion of Middle Eastern and Turkish cuisine. The articulate manager loves to guide diners through the m…
Top Choice Seafood in Narlıkuyu

Narlıkuyu

Spanning a lovely terrace on one arm of Narlıkuyu's little cove, this seafood restaurant of the same name is a delight. Seafood meals come complete with huge piles of salads and scrumptious meze, including pickled k…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Adana

Tourist Office & Craft Shop

Adana's new tourist office has an adjoining, government-controlled shop selling handicrafts, jewellery, ceramics, musical instruments and more. Made in the surrounding villages, there are many stunning examples of d…