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The road to this place is more interesting than the place itself, but it's nice nevertheless

It is, I believe, some ancient necropolis. The way to it leads through an impressive canal carved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MathiasS75
Roman Necropolis

This natural cave which has also served as a necropolis to Romans living here back in the first... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is, I believe, some ancient necropolis. The way to it leads through an impressive canal carved in rock by the order of emperor Titus to save Seleucia Pieria, the port of Antioch, from floods. There's a nice view of the sea nearby too.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This natural cave which has also served as a necropolis to Romans living here back in the first century is a must see in Antakya, especially if you also plan to visit Titus tunnel. The caves served as churches in the following early period of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed March 14, 2019

you hike quite a long way to get into these caves, but since you're going past Titus's Tunnel, it's pretty interesting. The main cave is really amazing to look at.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

After visiting the Titus Tunnel, don’t forget to take the nice and peaceful trekking road to Besikli Magara, meaning cave with cradles, but is actually a necropolis with over 90 graves in the main section with impressive columns, and over 50 on the right hand...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I have visited this palce a number of times. The grave yard and the tunnel is a must place to visit if you are in Antakya traveling to Samandag. On the way you will find many villagers serving tea, breakfast, local made stuff. I mostly...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Nice short walk along the first part of Titus' Tunnel reaches this burial place of ancient people. Totally carved from limestone with still partially visible decorations. Impressive, but unfortunately (like in all of Turkey) not protected like we are used to in the West. So...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

This is very peaceful place. If you visit Titus tunnel, it is in the same area. So, you should stop by. Its worth to visit here. :)

Date of experience: December 2017
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