Harbiye Waterfall; A waterfall where Daphne left her tears

Harbiye Waterfall

Imagine a waterfall that is 3000 years old. Harbiye waterfall of Hatay is an impressive place for visitors. Not only for history, and also for panorama this sight seeing wonder is a real treasure. Also it is the place of Apollon and Daphne legend. This is the legend;

Apollon was the son of Zeus and he was the god of light. He saw girl who was very beautiful on this place. He fell in love and he wanted to talk to her. But she was smart so she knew the result of girls who had affairs with Gods. She got his will and she wanted to run away from him. When she realized that she couldn’t, She prayed Zeus to be buried by nature mother. She became a tree that has a nice odor. Apollon stated that she would be the holy tree of Zeus. The water of waterfall is the tear of Daphne.

This is a sight seeing place that has many visitors. This waterfall can be considered as a corner of heaven. It is one of the worth visiting sight seeing places. The water flowing can get weaker in summer because of hot weather.

Apollon and Daphne


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