Syria, a beautiful country located in the Middle East. It is a land of ancient history and rich culture. While the ongoing conflict in Syria has overshadowed many of its positive aspects, it is essential to remember that this country has much to offer.
Krak des Chevaliers, also known as Qal'at al-Hosn, stands as a historic fortress in western Syria. The castle stands on a strategic hilltop near the Lebanon border in the Homs Governorate. It serves as a remarkable example of medieval military architecture under the prestigious title of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Exaltation of the Cross Festival, also known as "Elevation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross," holds immense religious and historical significance for the Syrian people. This festival commemorates the discovery of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great, in the 4th century.
Nestled in the heart of the Syrian desert, the ancient city of Palmyra stands as a testament to the grandeur and diversity of human civilizations that once thrived in this region. Known as the “Pearl of the Syrian desert,” this oasis city was a beautiful bridge between the East and West. It was a city at the crossroads of civilizations, a city that grew from a humble village into a grand metropolis of the ancient world.
This ancient city, located in the southern part of the country, boasts a wealth of architectural wonders and archaeological sites. Many of our Syria tours include a trip to Bosra - visiting the remarkably well-preserved Roman Amphitheatre and the old center of the city
Our local partner has confirmed that as of now, American citizens can apply for a tourist visa for Syria again. This is great news for anyone who has been wanting to visit this beautiful and historic country. In the recent years Americans were not able to acquire a Syrian tourist visa, but recently this has been changed. Anybody from the United States (U.S.A.) can now apply for a Syrian tourist visa.
Josephine travelled with CultureRoad on a group tour to Syria in 2022. Read her full trip report below. Because of my work with refugees, many of them Syrian, I became increasingly curious about the country in recent years. Syrians would often tell me proudly about their country and then say, "Come to Syria! Then you will also see the other, beautiful side of the country". Thanks to CultureRoad, I finally got to visit this special homeland of many. How worthwhile it was!
For the first time since the civil war, western travel companies are offering trips to Syria again. One of them is the Dutch travel agency CultureRoad, which is responding to an increasing demand for this special destination. Especially post-COVID, the numbers of inquiries to unique and unusual destinations are increasing at a rapid pace.
Sitting on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea and home to some of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlements, Syria is a fascinating nation that sits at the crossroads of Europe, Asia Minor and the Middle East. Boasting some of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world in addition to some overwhelmingly beautiful natural scenery, there is no end of sites for the intrepid traveller to visit here. Let’s take a look at the top 6 highlights of Syria.
At first glance, it may seem like a daunting task. Getting a visa for travel to Syria. But (for many nationalities) it's less complicated than it seems. We'll help you on your way with this blog.