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.
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.
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.
- 1 Tartous Castle (قلعة طرطوس). Old castle, today only parts remain and the castle grounds are occupied by other buildings. However the keep is open for visitors and contains a small museum and cultural exhibitions.
- 2 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.
- Amrit Museum.
- 3 Temple of Amrit.
The only inhabited island in Syria which has been settled since at least the 2nd millennium BC.
- 4 Citadel of Arwad (قلعة أرواد).
Go by boat to Arwad Island.
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- 1 Holiday Beach Resort, ☏ . A major resort located a few kilometers north the city that remains open despite the ongoing civil war.
- Menchie (Raffoul), Place Menchie, ☏ . 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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