Lattakia (اللاذقية) is largest city on the coast, and the fourth largest in Syria overall. With a wide range of accommodation options, it is arguably the best base for exploring the coastal region. While most of the city is quite modern and developed, there are some interesting historic remains from the Roman period as well as some attractive older mosques. The city also has a small museum in an Ottoman-era khan.
Getting There: Lattakia (اللاذقية) has regular bus connections to all major cities in Syria, though if traveling from the east of Syria a connection may need to be made in Homs (حمص) or Aleppo (حلب). There is also a train that connects Lattakia (اللاذقية) to Aleppo (حلب) and offers beautiful scenery along the way.
Coordinates: 35°30’50.33″N / 35°46’55.50″E
Transliteration Variants: Latakia, al-Ladhqiyeh
Rating: (7 / 10)