Ottoman Palace Antakya
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- Swimming pool
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- Free parking
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... ancient rock cut tombs can be seen as well.
BRINGING THE GOSPEL OF PEACE TO THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD...
Seleucia is only explicitly mentioned once in Scripture when Barnabas and Paul depart for Cypru on the first Christian missionary journey: “So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus” (Acts 13:4). It is absolutely most probable that anytime Paul or other believers ...
(Forgive the Monty Python reference, for I fear we were unable to see the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.) Continuing our trend of visiting new places before we leave Turkey we found ourselves in Hatay (or Antakya or Antioch, just to name a few) for a four day weekend. We were curious about it for many reasons. It's in an area of Turkey that we hadn't been before and well know for spectacular food. It's also mentioned in the ...
... incredibly detailed carvings an all sides of a marble sarcophagus. The Antakya sarcophagus is a Sidemara type. Within it were adult male skeletons and two females. It is from the mid 3rd century AD. The unfinished face and head at the top is the way they found it and not a restoration.....
We spent the rest of the afternoon getting lost in the maze of backstreets.
... 24 nights in hostels and hotels and a couple of (uncomfy) nights at sea.
The weather has been mixed. It was generaly cold and dry in England, often wet in France and Italy, and in Greece and Turkey boiling hot.
The bikes have faired well, considering their age (and cost). We worked our way through a few brake pads on the wet and hilly days in France and Italy, but only had to repair about 5 or 6 punctures. Halfway through the trip ...
... it was not worth the time spent as there is little to see except the small, new church. Prior to our visit here, we headed to the Mediterranean near the ancient port of Antioch. Here we walked through the gorge and Roman stone bridge leading to the Titus and Vespasian Tunnel built by the Romans and said to be a masterpiece of Roman engineering. We also We also visited an old Christian cave church/monastery and the necropolis in the same area. Just south ...