İskenderun of Hatay, is a modern city at the coast of the bay which is remembered with its name. It is a green, and warm for four seasons tourism center and busy commercial harbor besides, which is based on the Mountain Nur, that is ascended just like awall right behind the coast.


Foundations of Alexandretta city is laid on 333 B. C., with Persia Emperor 3rd Darius is sustained a defeat by Macedonian King Alexander the Great in Issos Valley. İskenderun, had also lived the Roman, Bizantium and Ottoman periods.


Summers are too hot in İskenderun, where Mediterranean climate is dominating. Plateaus of province, where winters are rainy, are cooler than coastal area.