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Latakia Travel Guide: 80 reviews and 180 photos

Latakia is a city by the Mediterranean Sea, with Syrias biggest port.
You can feel it is a coasttown. Here you find roads lined with palmtrees, many cafes, restaurants and bars and trendy people.
North of the town are some really nice beaches. And close are the historical and interesting places Ugarit and Qala'at Salah ad-Din (Saladin Castle).

  • Last visit to Latakia: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2010 at 3:47 AM

    That's a great looking castle in your travelogues and tips.

  • Nov 3, 2010 at 7:15 PM

    latakia looks fantastic - great to have ruins and of course, a nice beach nearby! haha. your travels are fantastic, you have been to the places im dying to see!

  • diageva's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2009 at 4:52 AM

    I found your tips always very useful... thanks

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2008 at 9:58 AM

    Lovely castle ruins and nice beach. But what a horror you had with that first hotel. I would have changed too!

  • omidamini's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2007 at 5:19 AM

    Thanks for your information about Latakia

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2006 at 12:10 PM

    Wow... the ruins of Saladin's castles. Read in history book and saw the movie "Kingdom under Heaven" featuring Saladin as a merciless yet merciful leader.

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2006 at 5:09 PM

    Thank you for the history and photos of Ugarit. Oh yes, and for the good info on hotels and eateries. bueaty is good, but food and sleep keep us traveling. thanks and keep writing

  • egonwegh's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2005 at 2:47 AM

    Excellent page!

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2005 at 8:02 AM

    Ugarit was so beautiful when we were there - a sea of wildflowers. I loved it, all the little low walls and such an important history. And Saladin is just magnificent. Nice page -leyle

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2005 at 4:40 AM

    Wonderful photos Malena and I see Morgan and Katijalin here too, very nice, you made a great page Malena Bravo, as always very informative, true and helpful ;-D

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