Welcome to İskenderun


Strategically located, the town has changed hands more than once. Alexander the Great took charge in 333 BC, and it was occupied by the British in 1918. The following year the French took charge until 1938. In 1939 the Republic of Hatay voted to join the nascent Turkish Republic.

With an attractive waterfront and an excellent museum, İskenderun is a handy stopover between Adana and Antakya. It's also a springboard to the beach town of Arsuz.

The main road along the waterfront is Atatürk Bulvarı. Şehir Pamir Caddesi is İskenderun's 'high street', running north from the waterfront and the massive monument to Atatürk and friends.


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