10% of the endemic plants in Turkey are located in the province of Hatay. It is determined that most of the 2000 endemic plant species detected around the province are medicinal and aromatic plants.
Antakya Museum Aromatic Plants
The building where the museum is located has been restored by the municipality. The museum is opened to visitors after the restoration was completed in 2012. Antakya Aromatic Plants Museum has two floors. It was converted into a museum after the restoration of an old Antakya house built in the 19th century.
280 different medicinal and aromatic plants are exhibited in the museum. Some information about these plants, such as for what purposes they are used and their properties, is presented. Examples of plants on display are sage, lemon balm, basil, foxglove, licorice root and mint.
On the lower floor of the museum, which has two floors, you can see the plant oils and learn what these oils are for and what they are used for. You can easily visit the museum either with your private vehicle or with the public transportation vehicles offered by the municipality.
The museum, which exhibits many different and important endemic medicinal and aromatic plants, is open to visitors every day, on weekdays and weekends. The starting time of the visit to the museum is 08.30. The closing time of the museum is 19:00.