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Museum in İskenderun

İskenderun Museum of the Sea

This excellent private museum fills a restored colonial mansion with an interesting showcase of Turkish naval history along with a room dedicated to covering the fascinating role of the Hatay region in Turkish histo…
Seafood in İskenderun

Sirinyer

Reputed to have some of the Turkish Mediterranean's freshest fish, this upmarket destination restaurant with a lovely seafront terrace is around 5km southwest of the centre, on the old road to Arsuz. Beer, rakı and …
Turkish in İskenderun

Kücük Kervan

Compile a meze platter at this excellent local eatery, serving İskenderun residents for over 40 years. Kebaps include a mini-mountain of fresh herbs and salad. It's located off a sleepy square seemingly transplanted…
Sweets in İskenderun

Petek

Stylish Petek has been serving very fine künefe (layers of kadayıf cemented together with sweet cheese, doused in syrup and served hot with a sprinkling of pistachio) since 1942; pair with espresso to offset the exc…