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Travel to Syria

Syria is often perceived as being a desert nation without much to offer. In reality, Syria is a hotbed of ancient civilizations, fascinating museums, and historical sites that no other country can offer on our planet. Some of the oldest remains ever found, more than 800,000 years old, were located in Syria.

During a visit, be sure to linger along the coastal region near the ancient city of Ugarit. This ancient port city used to send tribute to Egypt and had close Hittite connections and that wealth is still on display. You’ll find tombs, ancient walkways, and buried entrances around the old city complex, which is about 11km north of Latakia.

You’ll also want to spend some time touring the ruins of Apamea during your stay in Syria. This ancient city, situated on the banks of the Orontes River, served as a Greek and a Roman city. It also served as a capital in the region when it was under the rule of the Macedonians. Several monuments still stand, but the most impressive is the Great Colonnade. At nearly 2km in length, it was one of the longest known in the Roman world.

Head to Bosra and you’ll see a stunning example of a Ran theater. Believed to have been built in the second century, it is constructed of black basalt. It has seating for about 15,000 people and much of it has been restored to its original appearance.

Syria may be a land of shifting sands, but it is also a nation filled with ancient wonders waiting to be discovered. Allow your journey to come through here and you will see a new perspective of the world.

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Damascus, capital of Syria

Damascus Travel Wiki Travel to Damascus Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Damascus The city of Damascus was founded over 4,000 years ago, making it one of the world’s oldest cities. It has taken a prominent role in the history of the region, including gaining multiple mentions in religious texts. You will find that the modern city is just as beautiful as the old city and provides visitors with...

Travel resources

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Biggest City Syria

Facts about Syria, Biggest city What are the names of the largest cities in Syria, and how big are the cities by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

Syria Holidays

Syria Public Holidays See the calendars for national Syria holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Syria holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

January 1New Year's Day
March 21Mothers Day
.April 17Evacuation Day
VariableGregorian Easter
VariableJulian Easter
May 1Labur Day
May 6Martyrs Day
August 1Armed Forces Day
October 6October Liberatory War
December 25Christmas Day
VariableEid al-Adha
VariableEid al-Fitr
VariableIslamic New Year

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

2Damascus 1.569.300
6Dayr az Zawr242.500
8Al Bāb130.700