Dörtyol is a port city and oil terminus at the head of the Gulf of İskenderun, near the easternmost point of the Mediterranean coast. Dörtyol is located 26 km north of the city of İskenderun in the province of Hatay in southeastern Turkey.
The name Dörtyol means “crossroads” (literally “four roads”) in Turkish, and indeed the town sits on a crossing of highways, especially the O-53 from Anatolia south into Hatay and on to Syria. The road is channelled along the narrow coastal strip with the Nur Mountains (the ancient Amanos) behind.
Capacity : 300 boats
Administration : Dörtyol Fishery Products Cooperative
CITY & VILLAGE FACILITIES
Shopping : Supermarkets, Shops, Stores, Markets
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops
Technical Equipment Shops
Accommodation : Pensions, Hotels, Motels, Apart Hotels, Rent Houses
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries, Fish Restaurants
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet
Health : Hospitals, Health Centers, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Ambulances
Beach : Yeşilköy, Yeniyurt, Payas
Entertainment : Discotheques, Bars, Night Clubs
Special Shopping : Oranges, Mandarins
Fish Restaurants are very famous with their fishes, cooking and services. Fishes available due to seasons.
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Dörtyol is at the edge of the Çukurova Plain and being near the coast, is humid and the countryside is fairly green and fertile. Therefore as well as oil-handling, the economic activities of the district include forestry, cotton, and the cultivation of citrus fruits, especially a local variety of tangerine.
This crossroads has seen the passage of numerous armies and some of the biggest military campaigns in history, including the battle between Alexander the Great and Darius in 333 BC. More recently Dörtyol is remembered in Turkey as the scene of the first fighting in the Turkish War of Independence. The fighting with the occupying forces was ignited in Karakese which is located on the skirt of the Nur mountains village.
In 1918 Dörtyol was occupied by French troops supported by Armenian collaborators. Turks in the area retreated to the hills and began their resistance under the leadership of Kara Hasan Pasha. Dörtyol was thus not part of the Republic of Hatay but was a Turkish district added to Hatay when the province was brought into the Turkish republic in 1939.
Minibus : Marina – Dörtyol, Payas
Bus : Dörtyol – Payas, Samandağ, İskenderun, Antakya, Osmaniye, Adana
Railway : Dörtyol – İskenderun, Osmaniye, Adana, Mersin, Islahiye, Elazığ, Kayseri, Ankara, Konya
Airport : Antakya International Airport, Adana Şakirpaşa International Airport, Gaziantep Oğuzeli International Airport