Europe and the Mediterranean

Lesser Armenia

Medieval kingdom, along the Gulf of Iskenderun in Turkey

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Directions

BY AIR

The airports in the area are:

  • Adana Sakirpasa Airport
  • Gaziantep Oguzeli Airport
  • Ankara Esenboga Internacional Airport

BY SEA

  • The main port of the area is Iskenderun

BY LAND

Currency

New Turkish Lira

Where to sleep

Tourist office

Iskenderun Tourist Information Office
Atatürk Bulvari 49/B
Iskenderun (Hatay)
Turkey
Tel: (+90-326) 6141620
Fax: (+90-326) 6132879

To visit

Sights

  • In Adana: Anavarza, Hermite Kalesi, Karatepe, Snake, Toprakkale, Ullu Cami, Yerápolis
  • In Iskendernun: Belen, Epiphaneia, Guzelyala, Issos, Payas, Sakal Tutan
  • In Gaziantep: Araban, Citadel, Doliche, Kilis, Omerije Camii, Sakcagoz, Tellbasar Kalesi

Museums

  • Adana Archaeological Museum
  • Gaziantep Archaeological Museum

Also…

  • The main cities in the area are: Adana, Ceyhan, Osmaniye, Iskenderun y Gaziantep
  • Iskenderun is also known as Alexandretta. Founded probably by Alexander the Great, it was a port of contact with the Silo Road.
  • Some scenes of the film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” were shot in Iskenderun.

Do not forget

  • Iskenderun is today an important industrial centre, military port and point of arrival to the sea of the Iraq oil pipeline.
  • Adana is an industrial and university city.
  • Yumurtalik (formerly named Ayas), on the best coast of the Gula of Iskenderun, was the most important port in Lesser Armenia in Marco Polo’s and Ramon Llull’s time.

More information

 
 

Ramon Llull quotations

 
«No treasure is greater than the truth»
 

Messages about Ramon Llull

 
Ramon Llull studied Islam and Kabbalah with the intention to challenge the faith of Muslims and Jews, whom he considered “infidels”.
 

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