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At the Çankaya Konakları, we have open air breakfast hall 120 person capacity, breakfast saloon 80 person capacity and parking lot 40 cars capacity.

  • 24-hour front desk.
  • Daily housekeeping included in the room rate.
  • Private bathroom for each unit.
  • If there is a minimum-stay requirement, it must be no more than 3 nights.
  • For All Rooms free of charge:
    • Newspapers,
    • In rooms, tea,coffie and water treats,
    • Digital satellite broadcasting ,
    • Led TV,
    • Central system air condition,
    • Electronic strongbox,
    • In rooms and common places, high speed wireless internet,
    • Wake up service,
    • Laundry service,
    • Money exchange ,
    • Private smoking areas.

  • Breakfast is open buffet .
  • We provide airport transportation for guests who wish, with extra price.
  • Our guest may take advantage of guiding of Antakya.

 

FOUNDATION OF ANTIOCH
Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great is said to have camped on the site of Antioch, and dedicated an altar to Zeus Bottiaeus, it lay in the northwest of the future city. This account is found only in the writings of Libanius, a 4th-century orator from Antioch, and may be legend intended to enhance Antioch's status. But the story is not unlikely in itself.[2] After Alexander's death in 323 BC, his generals divided up the territory he had conquered. Seleucus I Nicator won the territory of Syria, and he proceeded to found four "sister cities" in northwestern Syria, one of which was Antioch. Like the other three, Antioch was named by Seleucus for a member of his family. He is reputed to have built sixteen Antiochs.[3] Seleucus founded Antioch on a site chosen through ritual means. An eagle, the bird of Zeus, had been given a piece of sacrificial meat and the city was founded on the site to which the eagle carried the offering. He did this in the twelfth year of his reign. Antioch soon rose above Seleucia Pieria to become the Syrian capital.

HISTORICAL PLACES OF ANTIOCH

St.Pierre Church; The Church of Saint Peter near Antakya (Antioch), Turkey, is composed of a cave carved into the mountainside on Mount Starius with a depth of 13 m (42 ft.), a width of 9.5 m (31 ft.) and a height of 7 m (23 ft). This cave, which was used by the very first disciples called Christians, is Christianity's oldest churches.
Charonion (Kharon) The so-called Charonion is a carved stone bust on the mountainside towards the Beroea Gate. It faces north and looks out over the city and river. We use the word "so-called" because the linkage to Charon, the god of the underworld, is mistaken. In Greek mythology, Charon or Kharon is the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. The limestone carving in the rock is 4 1/2 metres high and wears a veil which comes down over the forehead and goes back over the crown and then hangs down on both sides of the face. For Forster the fact that it is beardless, and looks womanly, mitigates against it being a male god, particularly Charon.
The Hatay Archaeology Museum (Antioch Mosaic Museum); The Hatay Archaeology Museum (Turkish: Hatay Arkeoloji Müzesi) is the archaeology museum of Hatay Province, Turkey. It is known for its extensive collection of Roman and Byzantine Era mosaics.Hatay has a rich collection of mosaics dating back to the Roman era in the Second and Third centuries.[1][3] They have been found in the ancient cities of Daphne, Seleucia Pieria (Samandağ), Antioch and Tarsus. The most famous figures among those depicted by the mosaics are the drunken Dionysos, Orpheus, Dancers, Ariadne Abandoned from Defne (Yakto). Column capitals, a acrificial altar, an cult image, a bas-relief, a fresco and statues date from the Hittites to Roman periods. They were found by excavations in barrows in the plain of Amik. The works in the museum are arranged according to where they were found.[citation needed] Excavations have been carried out at barrows, tells and ruins such as Guneyde, Dehep, Catalhoyuk, Tainat, Al Mina, Ac-ana, Defne-Harbiye and so on. The collection also includes objects from Antakya and its surrounding regions. The museum's collection also includes items that reflect the art and culture of the region, from the Paleolithic Age through the present day. The objects are displayed in wall niches. Against the other walls of the room are cases that display a rare coin collection arranged chronologically. The museum's garden includes Roman period sarcophagi, building stones and water jars.
Titus-Vespasianus Tunnel and Rock Tombs; The Titus Tunnel (Titüs Tüneli) is a Roman engineering marvel. During the reign of Emperor Vespasian (69-79 AD), the Roman governors of Seleucia Pieria (Samandağ), the port city for Antioch ad Orontes (Antakya), decided to divert a river. They put Roman legionnaires, sailors and prisoners to work cutting a channel along and through the rock for about 1.4 km (nearly a mile). Continued under Emperor Titus (79-81), inscriptions tell us it was completed during the reigns of the Antonine emperors decades later. Titus Tunnel, Samandag, Turkey Tunnel right through the rock... Today the channel is dry, but still worth a visit. A small parking area and entrance is just inland from the beach at Samandağ. A path ascends along the channel, open to the sky, up and down steps and rocks, to where an arched limestone footbridge crosses. Above the footbridge, the channel continues into the solid rock. You'll need a powerful flashlight/torch to continue.
Beşikli cave Rock Tombs; Among the other monuments are the tunnel and canal of Titus, a street with several rock tombs, and the tombs of the Beșikli Cave, which can be dated from the first to the fifth centuries CE. It is probably the final resting place of one, influential family, which had the means to expand the original tomb at least three times; there must have been dozens of inhumations. 
St. Simeon Monastery ; St. Simeon was born in 386 AD in a village in the Amanus Mountains. He joined a monastery in this area, but soon decided to seek the religious life alone as a hermit monk. After living in a cave for a little while, he relocated to the top of a pillar eventually reaching 15 meters (49 ft) high to achieve greater seclusion. He soon attracted even greater crowds who came from far and near to hear him preach twice a day. After 37 years atop his pillar, St. Simeon died in 459. His body was ceremoniously escorted to Antioch by seven bishops and several hundred soldiers, followed by a throng of devoted followers. Simeon's grave in Antioch became a major site of pilgrimage, and so did his pillar on the rocky bluff where he had spent the last four decades of his life. Within just a few decades (c.475), a vast martyrium was built in Simeon's honor on this site. It consisted of four basilicas radiating from the sides of a central octagon, within which was enshrined the famous column. The 5,000 square meters (53,820 sq; ft) of floor space was nearly equal to that of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. Yet, quite unlike Hagia Sophia, the Church of St. Simeon was (and is) perched atop a barren hill 60 km (37 mi) from the nearest city. But it was not isolated: the church was only one part of a huge, walled complex that included a monastery, two lesser churches, and several large hostels. The Muslim conquest of Syria forced the abandonment of the church and complex. 
Harbiye (Daphne) ; The ancient city is located 7 km away from Antakya city center and is a beautiful promenade place. This ancient city is the famous city of Daphne of the ancient ages. According to the legend, Apollo, son of Zeus and god of light sees a young and beautiful lady named Daphne and falls in love with her. The god wants to speak and tell her his love. But the afraid young Daphne starts to run away from the god. After a short chase, Daphne understands that she could not escape from the god. She prays "O mother earth, cover me, hide me, protect me". Then Daphne was transformed into a tree under the astonished looks of Apollo. After this event the victories of poetry and warfare starts to be awarded by the branch of the Daphne tree. Another rumor is that the waterfalls of Harbiye was formed from the tears of Daphne. The city of Daphne was famous with its waterfalls in Selevkos periods and was a worldwide famous promenade place. There were numerous mansions, temples and entertainment facilities. The arranged Olympic games at the stadium of the city was legendary. However severe earthquakes had destroyed this beautiful ancient city and there have been no visual structures or artworks left. Harbiye is now a famous and beautiful promenade place located at a plateau and also is an important district with the discovered and uncovered statues and touristic souvenirs. The natural silk clothing produced in the district with workbenches are highly demanded both in the country and abroad.  
Seleucia Pieria (Çevlik); Seleucia Pieria was a town in antiquity, the capital of Seleucus I Nicator, in Syria Prima. The city was built, a bit north of the estuary of the river Orontes, between small rivers on the western slopes of the Coryphaeus, one of the southern summits of the Amanus Mountains. The Macedonians called the landscape Pieria, after a district in their homeland that was also between the sea and a mountain range (the Olympus). It functioned as the commercial and naval seaport of the western Seleucid capital of Antioch ad Orontes, present-day Antakya. According to Pausanias and Malalas, there appears to have been a previous city here named Palaeopolis ("Old City"). At present, it is located at the seaside village of Çevlik near the town of Samandağ in the Hatay Province of Turkey. Seleucia, Apamea, Laodicea, and Antioch formed the Syrian tetrapolis.
Castle and Walls of Antioch; Alexander the Great's generals in M.Ö.300 Seleucos I. Antioch was founded by Nikator castle is among the world's most important buildings. Seleukos' respectively, Romans, Byzantines, Crusaders, Seljuks and Ottomans gelebilmiştir.12 until the present day using the 360​​km long, from the tower of the walls is thought to occur. As a result of the numerous earthquakes and wars have been very poor. Today, a large part of the surviving walls MS6.yy 'Justianus built by the Byzantine Emperor. The walls of the castle, starting from the edge of the river Asi Silpius winds through the mountains, the river again Achieving Küçükdalyan'da respectively. Now, however, Silpius mountain (Habib-i-Najjar) has on the parts of Castle in the north of Aleppo Gate (St. Paul), Iron Gate in the east, south, Damascus Gate Bridge to the west and northwest, Dog Door to door 5 has a door.. 
Habib-i Neccar Camii ; The original Habib-I Neccar Mosque is located in the city of Antioch (Antakya), named after a martyred Christian. This incident is described in Qur’an. In this anecdote the place and the time of the incident is not stated. According to some of the interpretations of Qur’an, Jesus sent two of his envoys to Antioch, the biggest city of that time, and the first person to believe the envoys was a person with the nickname Habib-i Neccar, or the beloved of the carpenter. This is also the place where the envoys of Jesus and companions of Prophet Mohammed met. When Muslims came to the region, they built a mosque by the grave of Habib-i Neccar. It has the symbolic meaning that it is the first mosque dedicated to the first Christian in Asia Minor. This mosque is also known to be the first mosque built in Anatolia. On the north east side of the mosque, four meters under the ground, there is a tomb which is believed to belong to Habib-i Naccar. 
Sepulcher of Hızır and Moses's tree ; In Antakya and Samandağ, there are many sepulcher made for Hızır. The most famous one has been built on a rock, people are believed that Hızır and Moses meet there. There is a monumental tree at Hıdırbey Village of Samandağ.It has been guessed 800-1000 years old, however folks are beleived that is 2000-3000 years old. Circumference of its body is 35 meter.People tell a story about tree according to a legend : Thanks to baton of Moses, the tree has taken root and grown up.. 
Ulu Mosque ; Is made of the 16th century, tells the Seljuk style. Vaulted and flat roofs. There are 1117 Hijri date inscription. Ulu Mosque is the oldest mosque in Antakya and the biggest. Rebel side in the mosque, as well as all other Turkish mosques is very quiet. Inside the mosque, the walls covered with precious carpets are the verses written in letters of gold. This mosque is the work of the Mameluke period, the Ottoman period believed to have been repaired several times. Rectangular extending east-west direction. Ottoman-style mosque, a cylindrical body and a high minaret balconies, large, pointed cone and had been repaired several times. Must belong to one of a few repairs on the inscription is dated 1704. Engravings, the minaret is seen that 200 years ago, in the same style. Spacious courtyard, paved, fountain. Architect and built in unknown. On it, there is an inscription dated 1874 which was restored after the earthquake of 1872. 
St Peter and St Paul's Church Made in the early 18th century,the church was damaged in an earthquake in 1872.The church was restored in 1897 in a very good way is frequented by Christians in the region are still open for worship.
Catholic Church; The house, which has been given to the priests of Kapusu on 1977, starts to serve as a Catholic church after a restoration on 1991.It as a classical sample of Antakya architecture. Domenico,the 71 years old priest of church, says : first apostles had come and lived here , for the christians, first comes jerusalem then Antakya and then Rome.. 
The Protestant Church; The Protestant church was established in 2000 by a Korean Methodist mission and is housed in a former French Consular building. As a symbol of religious tolerance, Antakya's. 
Havra ; It is guessed that building made as a Jewish synagogue about year of 1700. The holy book Torah in the synagogue, was written on buckskin in hebrew, has 500 years old history. 
Vakıflı Armenian Village; Vakıflı Köyü is the only remaining ethnic Armenian village in Turkey. Located on the slopes of Musa Dagh in the Samandağ district of Hatay Province, the village overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and is within eyesight of the Syrian border. It is home to a community of about 130 Turkish-Armenians. 
Maidan Hammam (Turkish Bath); It is Seljuk style building. Since 1122 , many time it has been restorated by İshak,Süleyman Eyyübi and Cafer ağa. 
Antakya's Streets ; Antioch is a typical example of the Hellenistic period's cities and it's streets were made orthogonal to each other depending on the grid plan.. 
Long Bazaar (Uzun Çarşı) ; In the authentic bazaar , spices ,local and hand made products are sold.
The Tyche of Antioch ; Statue of the goddess of fortune, created by Eutychides of Sicyon. It is the best-known piece of Seleucid art. The cult statue was made by Eutychides of Sicyon (c.335-c.275), a pupil of the great Lysippus. It is a remarkable statue, because you can look at it from different directions, unlike many older statues. This bronze statue is essentially an assemblage of symbols, almost an allegory. The goddess is seated on a rock (=Mount Sipylus), has one foot on a swimming figure (=the river Orontes), and has several ears of grain in her hand (=the city's fertility). 
Bayezid-i Bestami Makamı;  Kırıkhan’ın kuzeyinde Alaybeyli Köyünün hemen önünde yer alan bir tepe ve Darbısak Kalesinin içinde yer alır. Bu kale, Antakya Haçlı Prensliğinin önemli kalelerinden biri idi. Belen geçidinin kuzey girişinin güvenliğini sağlayan kale, 1268 yılında Baybars tarafından alındıktan sonra önemini yitirmiştir.19. yüzyılın sonlarında buraya Karamürselzade Mustafa Şevki Paşa tarafından İslam evliyalarından Bayezid-i Bestami adına bir cami ve ziyaret yeri yaptırılmıştır. Kalenin bazı bölümleri kısmen ayaktadır. 
Payas Sokulu Mehmet Paşa Külliyesi ; Dörtyol İlçesi Payas beldesindedir. 1574 yılında Mimar Sinan tarafından yapılan Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Külliyesi Osmanlı mimarisinin örneklerindendir. Külliye bünyesinde; 45 dükkanlı han, imaret, çifte hamam, cami ve medrese bulunmaktadır. 
Bakras Kalesi ; Aynı adla anılan köyün hemen üst tarafındadır.Köyün yolu Antakya-İskenderun yolunun 27.km.’ sinde ayrılır.Yolun batısında,dağların arasında sarp bir tepe üzerine yapılmıştır.Önceleri Belen geçidinin girişini,Antakya kurulduktan sonra sonra ise Seleukos başkentini koruma gayesine hizmet etmiştir. Haçlılar döneminde de,Antakya Prensliğinin kuzeyde en önemli savunma noktasıydı. 
Kızlar Sarayı ; Reyhanlı-Halep asfaltı üzerinde (Tampon Bölgede)bulunmaktadır.Bu sarayın bölgeyi kontrol altında tutan bir merkez olduğu ve Bizans devrine ait olduğu sanılmaktadır.Saray girişine iki taraflı kesme iri blok taşlarda oluşan geçitten girilmektedir.Giriş kısmı yıkılmıştır.Orta kısmında yüksek kare planlı bir kule bulunmaktadır. 
Koz Kalesi ; Altınözü’ne bağlı Koz Köyü’nün yakınındadır.Eski çağlarda kullanılan ve Altınözü tarafından gelip Harbiye’den geçerek Antakya’ya gelen Kuseyr yolu üzerindedir.Bu Kalenin Antakya’nın güney bölgesini emniyet altına almak amacıyla Antakya Prensliği döneminde yapıldığı sanılmaktadır.Antakya Latin Patriğinin de ikamet ettiği yer olan Kale 1268 yılında Baybars tarafından kuşatma sonucunda teslim alındı. 
Darb-ı Sak Kalesi; Derb yada Darb (El-Darb) Arapça geçit yol anlamındadır.Sak ise dağ eteği,vadiye bitişik kısım,yamaç anlamına gelmektedir. Darb-ı sak kalesi,M.Ö.333 yılında, Pers Kralı Darius’un Büyük İskender’e karşı İssos savaşından önce karargah kurduğu mekan olarak dikkat çeker. 
Payas Kalesi; Payas’ta Sokullu Külliyesi’nin batısındadır.Burada eskiden harap bir kale vardı.Sahile inşa edilen Payas limanı ile tersanenin güvenliği için 1567 yılında kale ve hendeği tamamen sökülerek yeniden yapıldı. 
Batıayaz ; Antakya-Samandağ karayolu üzerinde,Antakya’ya 20 km uzaklıktadır.Tarih ve doğanın iç içe olduğu,zeytin ve çam ağaçlarıyla kaplı bir yayla köyüdür. 
Yenişehir Gölü ; Antakya-Cilvegözü yolu üzerinde,Antakya’ya 40 km mesafededir.Şimdi piknik yeri olarak kullanılan antik dönem yerleşim yeridir.
Barlaam Manastırı ; Yayladağı İlçesinde bulunan Antik Cassius (Keldağı) dağında bulunmaktadır. Burası Hitit döneminde kutsal alan sayılmış, Romalılar zamanında da bu özelliğini korumuştur. Manastır ve kilise olmak üzere iki ayrı ana yapı dönemi geçirmiştir. V. yüzyılın sonunda onarılmış, daha sonra eklemeler yapılmıştır. 
İssos (Epifenya)Harabeleri; Pers Kralı Darius III ve Makedonya Kralı Büyük İskender’in M.Ö. 333 tarihinde savaştığı bu bölge Helenistik döneminde kurulmuş ve Roma döneminde varlığını sürdürmüştür. Şu an bölgede antik şehir kalıntıları ve su kemerleri bulunmaktadır.