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Tartous

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Tartous (Arabic:طرطوس), an ancient city on the Mediterranean coast of Syria, is the second largest port in Syria after Latakia and had a population of 115,769 in the 2004 census before the current civil war.

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As of 2017, rail services is limited to twice daily trains from Latakia, all long distance trains are cancelled indefinitely. The national operator CFS provides timetables at their webpage. 1 Tartous railway station is centrally located.

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Tartus port

  • 1 Arwad (أرواد). The only inhabited island in Syria which has been settled since at least the 2nd millennium BC.

Do[edit]

Go by boat to Arwad Island. Trip SYP25 per person one way.

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Eat[edit]

Tabole Fatoush Hot Fish + Syadiah

Drink[edit]

Arak

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Holiday Beach Resort, +963 43 631 970. A major resort located a few kilometers north the city that remains open despite the ongoing civil war.
  • Menchie (Raffoul), Place Menchie, +963 43 220616. Check-out: 11a.m.. Low Budget hotel. Hotel is close to bus station. Next to Tartus museum. Owner is a nice man, he has also shop in the same building. Rooms are clean. SYP500 per double room (Dec 2011) with own bathroom..
  • The Republic Hotel. Budget hotel. Rooms are dirty and stink. Staff (owner) doesn't speak English. SYP600 per double room with bathroom (Dec 2011).
  • Daniel Hotel. Nice hotel, with clean rooms and bathrooms. SYP1500 per double room (Dec 2011).

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