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Beautiful Armenian Village

This (only remaining) Armenian Village in Turkey is a popular destination on the weekends for... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Lauren O
Dahlonega, Georgia
beautiful history and people

we love this village! prefer to go on a week day since it can be very crowded during the weekends... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2016
Ömür K
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Vaikfli Village is the only remaining ethnic Armenian village in Turkey
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Samandag, Antakya, Turkey
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

This (only remaining) Armenian Village in Turkey is a popular destination on the weekends for people in area. It is about half-day activity. We drove in and had a normal/good Turkish breakfast at their local cafe at the entrance to the village. We then walked...More

Thank Lauren O
Reviewed 1 July 2016

we love this village! prefer to go on a week day since it can be very crowded during the weekends. every time we come back with a local product, generally liquor :)

Thank Ömür K
Reviewed 29 March 2016

It is a very well kept mountain village with a view of Mediterranean Sea. The small orange tree gardens are on the both sides of the street which goes up to the church. You can find locally hand-made jams and liquors at the house under...More

1  Thank freespiritlover
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Quiet, friendly people, simple life, clean, beautiful view of Samandag beach, green garden and farm, and not too far away from city center ... what else? We have seen the process of cutting the stone near the church. With some friends, we bought some wine...More

2  Thank Lanni_12
Reviewed 16 July 2015

A nice Armenian village with a wonderful church. It is so clean, so quiet that you do not want to go anywhere else. They have a kiosk where they sell homemade wine, different liquors, jams , etc for a very reasonable price.

1  Thank 607Ali2015
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Anyone interested in the history of the Armenian people must visit this quaint and charming village in the hills of Hatay. The views are excellent and the rebuilt Armenian church should be visited as well.

1  Thank Xphilosopherking
Reviewed 27 May 2015

A must see even if it it is only 9000 years old. The story of Moses staff being the lanting for the Plane tree is still fun.

Thank kingsley20152015
Reviewed 26 March 2015

A clean, nice village with very hospitable residents. You may buy from their local jams, wine and handicrafts. Also, you will have wonderful view of Samandag beach.

Thank Murat B
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Canyon and the place built by ancient Romans are so impressive. Amazing tube where the water was taken into village looks great. Inside you can go though the rocks and see the water stream near the wall. On the end is totally dark and stones...More

1  Thank Papudrakus
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Vakifli Village, a small, rustic village of approx. 150 pop. and located approximately 20km from Antakya, Turkey, is a lovely and peaceful place to visit. You can easily get there by tour shuttles or rental car from Antakya. Part of the road is unpaved and...More

1  Thank Smilinsaru
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