Latakia (اللاذقي) is a major port in Syria - population 550,000.
Lattakai region one of the nicest in Syria,from the green mountains till the sandy beaches north with many important archeological sites like Saladin castle(UNESCO world heritage site since 2006)& the ruined Phenecian city of Ugarit where the first aklphabet was discovered.
Qala'at Saladin A few miles from Latakia - A castle built on a headland overlooking a valley, the builders cut a huge channel at the rear of the castle to separate it from the rest of the headland, but left a column of rock in the middle to rest the drawbridge on. Forethought!
Safwan Hotel,al kornish al gharbi,facing the city hall building tel: 00963 933 376900 e-mail: [email protected] ,runned by a TINTIN fan Mohammad & his family,one of the friendliest budget hotel in town,grace to the hospitality & open minded owner Mohammad Ziadeh,22 different roooms & a popular roof dormitory.