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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.


Get in[edit]

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.

Get around[edit]


Tartus port

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


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



Tabole Fatoush Hot Fish + Syadiah




  • 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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