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Mashqita (مشقيتا) is a small town in the mountains northeast of Lattakia (اللاذقية) which overlooks the largest lake in the province. This is a popular summer destination for swimming and boating, and there are numerous restaurants near the lake. It is an easy trip from Lattakia (اللاذقية) which offers a scenic place to relax or go for a hike, with pine forests stretching to the east of …

Mashta al-Helou & Kafroun
مشتى الحلو و كفرون

Mashta al-Helou (مشتى الحلو) and nearby Kafroun (كفرون) are two of the most developed and picturesque of Syria’s mountain resorts, and offer beautiful places to escape the summer heat. On clear days, the often snowcovered mountains of Lebanon are visible at a distance from Mashta al-Helou (مشتى الحلو), which also has numerous luxury hotels and restaurants. Kafroun (كفرون), in a valley below, is the location of many summer homes. …

Tel Shahab
تل شهاب

Tel Shahab (تل شهاب) is a village and archaeological site just a few hundred meters away from the Jordanian border to the northwest of Daraa (درعا). Most interesting are the Roman-era watermills situated in a scenic valley below the village. There is a waterfall descending into the valley, and the area is worth visiting for the beautiful scenery alone, particularly in the spring.   Getting …

Jebel Seis
جبل سيس

Jebel Seis (جبل سيس) is perhaps the most dramatic site in the entire country of Syria. Located in the far southeast corner of the Damascus Region (ريف دمشق), it may also be the most remote site in the country. The historic remains are composed of an Umayyad-era fortress and settlement at the location of an extinct volcano.   Getting There: Getting to Jebel Seis (جبل سيس) without private …

Bludan & al-Zabadani
بلودان و الزبداني

Bludan & al-Zabadani (بلودان و الزبداني) are two neighboring towns in the mountains northwest of Damascus (دمشق). Perhaps the most popular local holiday destination for Damascenes, the area is known for its beautiful nature and its mild summer climate. In the summer, the mountains provide an escape from the heat of Damascus (دمشق), while the winter often brings snow. Most of the homes here are …