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Payas is 20 kms away from İskenderun and a must-see district. You should see the whole 16th century Ottoman compound with bazaars and Turkish baths. There is a beautiful mosque inside the compound just next to a huge olive tree, one of the oldest in...More
The fortress is fine but the Kervansaray dating back to the 16th Century is exceptional.
You can endeavour to read the hyroglythics over the entrance doorway and make out the date in the late 1500's.
Bedding down for the night with your Camel or Horse...More
With magnificient salamon's son( sarı selim) mosque,sokullu mehmet pasha karawansarai and payas fortress next to each other.
Very good condition and you can visit every hour.
At karawansarai there is turkish bath and turkish bazaar
One of the good condition fortress in Payas,Turkey.
There are sokollu mehmet pasha karawansarai (1570),Sarı selim mosque(1572),Turkish bath next to fortress.
There is 1100 years old olive tree in the backyard of sarı selim mosque