Hatay (Antakya) is a province in southern Turkey, on the Mediterranean coast, with Syria to the south and east and the Turkish provinces of Adana and Osmaniye to the north. The administrative capital is Antakya (Antioch). In Ottoman times, Hatay was part of the Vilayet of Aleppo in what was known then as Syria. Hatay is one of the most cosmopolitan provinces of Turkey, home to communities of various background and religions including Sunni Muslims, Alawi Muslims, Syriac Orthodox, Syriac Catholics, Maronites, Arab (Greek-Orthodox) and Armenian communities. The village of "Vakiflar" in the district of Samandag is Turkey's last remaining rural Armenian community while Arabs form the majority in three districts out of the twelve in Hatay: Samandag (Suwaidiyyah) (Alawi), Altinozu (Qusair) and Reyhanli (Rihaniyyah) (Sunni).
Men fishing on the river
A view to the bridge and the river Asi.
A sunset on the river Asi
A view from Archaeological Museum, which hosted the first game of the World Championship, to the mountains. There is the world's second-largest collection of Roman mosaics in Antakya museum.
The hotel Anemon where all participants live and play.
A view from the room of the hotel Anemon.
A view to the mountains