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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.

Understand[edit]

The city is a summer vacation spot for many Syrians. Many hotels resorts are located in the region. The port is home to a Russian naval facility.

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]

Map of Tartous

See[edit]

  • 1 Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa (كاتدرائية طرطوس‎). Former Catholic cathedral erected during the 12th century. It has been described by historians as the best-preserved religious structure of the crusades. Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa (Q1749276) on Wikidata Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa on Wikipedia

Arwad[edit]

The only inhabited island in Syria which has been settled since at least the 2nd millennium BC.

  • 2 Citadel of Arwad (قلعة أرواد).

Do[edit]

Go by boat to Arwad Island.

Buy[edit]

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: 11:00. 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.
  • The Republic Hotel. Budget hotel. Rooms are dirty and stink. Staff (owner) doesn't speak English.
  • Daniel Hotel. Nice hotel, with clean rooms and bathrooms.

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