The coastal summer resorts in Syria are
numerous.Scattered on the hills and the mountains near the sea, they
boast fresh air, cool weather in summer and moderate weather in
winter.Some of these summer resorts are:
50 km east of Latakia and 1200 m above sea-level. It
has spectacular scenery and lovely weather.
65 km north of Lattakia, located on the Aqra'
mountain amongst woods and thickets, 800 m above sea-level. The road
leading to it from Lattakia is one of the most beautiful in Syria.
It runs through woods and meadows of wild flowers and groves of
olive and pine, orchards of apple trees leading to the beautiful
forest of Frulloq.
Situated 12 km from Slenfeh and 800 m above
sea-level. It is characterized by moderate climate and pure mineral
A lovely town, 29 km from Tartus, situated on a
mountain covered with olive trees which overlook the sea. It has a
reputation for its well-known mineral water. It has several hotels
and camping sites.
Located 50 km east of Banyas, 400 m above sea-level.
Most important in it is the Arab citadel (qal'at Misyaf) which was
captured by the Crusaders in 1103, but recovered by the Arabs in
1140.This citadel is surrounded by orchard of fig, almond and
A beautiful summer resort with a multitude of small
springs and several hotels and camping sites.
10 km south of Draykish, 35 km east of Tartus and 380
m above sea-level, Safita is surrounded by hills covered with olive
trees and flowers on all sides.
The present-day town with its tiled roofs stands on
the side of the fortress that was called 'Castle Le Blanc' by the