Natural Attractions in Hatay
The various highlands of the province provide amazing getaways where you can be at peace with yourself. Winding asphalt roads or gravel paths lead into lush green forests; you get a glimpse of sleepy villages nestled amongst vineyards, as you overlook some of the most magnificent views Mother Nature has to offer. These areas make wonderful picnic spots and some areas even offer highland accommodation, which you can book in advance. The Hatay - Tekkoz Kengerlidüz Nature Reserve is unique in that its ecosystem is different to that of the Mediterranean. The main species of trees around Kengerliduz are beech, oak and fir, and around Tekkoz are hornbeam, ash, beach, black pine and silver birch. Animal enthusiasts can come face to face with native wild goats, roe deer, bears, hyenas, wild cats, wagtails, wolves, jackals and foxes that live in these forests.