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"Famagusta
FAMAGUSTA TOUR"You will be picked up from your hotel in Famagusta before being transferred across the mountains and Mesaria Plain enjoying the scenery along the way. Then on to St Barnabas Monastery which is now an icon museum in the ancient city of Salamis. Salamis dates back to the 11th century BC and has the largest Roman amphitheater in Cyprus. Next you will visit Othello Castle or Othello’s Tower where Shakespeare was inspired to write his famous play of the same name. It was built in the 14th century by the Lusignans
From GBP100.00
 
Museums of Beirut Day Tour
"Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Lebanon's vibrant history. The National Museum of Beirut holds countless treasures through which you will witness the living proof to the country's rich heritage. Mim gets its name from the 24th letter of the Arab precisely because it is the first letter of the Arabic words for museum minerals and mines. The museum exhibits more than 1400 minerals representing around 300 different species from over 61 countries. Then we will head to Lebanon’s central bank Museum where you will know more about the central bank’s roles and responsibilities in keeping the stability of the Lebanese economy and financial system.The last destination is a walk in Hamra streets where we will encounter shops restaurants
From $80.00
 
Private Tour: Pompeii Rail Tour from Sorrento with Family Tour Option
"Meet your private guide at Sorrento train station and set out on your private morning or afternoon trip.At the station catch the train to Pompeii (own expense) and admire the Bay of Naples as your guide shares tales about the Roman town and how it lay buried under ash for centuries after the devastating eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD.After a roughly 30-minute journ leave the train and walk to the Pompeii site entrance. Head inside (own expense) with your guide and enjoy a walking tour of the highlights.As you stroll listen avidly as your guide describes the rituals of daily life here and how 20000 of Pompeii’s citizens perished in the eruption. As this is a private tour talk to your guide about seeing more or less of any sites so they can tailor the itinerary to your particular interests.Walk down the well-preserved streets
From EUR43.00

More Things to Do in Latakia

Drive up into the mountains

Driving up into the mountains is a pleasant experience, and very popular with the locals at the weekends. They take picnics or go to restaurands on Balloran Lake. The mountains are afforested, and...
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Jun 25, 2010

Ugarit

Ugarit is an ancient site about 6 km outside Latakia. The site, which is in ruins, covers 27 hectares. The ruins are of a royal fortress, a palace and two main temples, as well as minor buildings.The...
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uglyscot
May 25, 2010

the blue beach

The beach is at the northern end of Latakia. It is made of shell sand and there are rocks where children like to play.Unfortunately the part we were able to visit was polluted with plastic bottles,...
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uglyscot
May 25, 2010

Take the trip to Saladin's Castle

Crusader castles sound romantic. But, castles like this one had a defensive purpose, and because of this were built on rocky hills where invaders would be less likely to launch a surprise...
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yurxlnc
Mar 27, 2010

Castle of Saladin

The Saladin Castle is situated atop a mountain. The access road is steep and winding. Obviously, the original intention of the inhabitants of the castle were to fend off unfriendly forces. The castle...
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zuyao
May 17, 2009

sunbathing in luxury

There are some first class (although in need of some refurbishment and maintenance) seafront hotels with rather pricey beach clubs just outside the city centre. It takes about 15 minutes by taxi or...
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tiit
Jul 16, 2008
 
 
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Ugarit - Temple of Dagan

The Temple of Dagan was the second most important of the five temples in Ugarit. Although it is smaller then the Temple of Baal and largely overgrown, it is much better preserved, so you can still see...
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Mar 26, 2007

Ugarit - Temple of Baal

The Temple of Baal was the most important religious building in Ugarit. It stands on a mound, in the north-west of the Acropolis, overlooking the city. It must once have been a massive temple complex...
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Mar 26, 2007

Ugarit - Stone Vessel Building

Most objects found at Ugarit have been removed and taken to various museums. Possibly the most notable exception is the giant stone vase still standing in the corner of the room where it was first...
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Mar 26, 2007

Ugarit - House of Rapanou

The most significant building in the residential area is the House of Rapanou. This was a 34-roomed villa, where a great library of clay tablets was discovered. From these we know that the owner of...
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Mar 26, 2007

Ugarit - layout of the site

You approach Ugarit, usually on foot, after getting dropped off at the turnoff from the main coastal road, along a quiet country lane. The site is at the end of the road, on your right. There are a...
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Mar 26, 2007

Qala'at Salah ad-Din

Qa'la'at Salah ad-Din, also known as Saladin's Castle or Saone, is one of the most impressive castles in the Middle East. T.E. Lawrence said, "I think it is the most sensational thing in castle...
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Mar 26, 2007

Ugarit

Ugarit, known in Arabic as Ras Shamra, is one of the most underrated archaeological sites in the Middle East. It was the first port city in the history of the world. There was a town here as far back...
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Mar 26, 2007

Statue of Assad

Lattakia was the home city of President Hafez Al-Assad, who ruled Syria for 30 years until his death in June 2000, although he was actually born in the nearby village of Qardaha. There is a grand...
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iwys
Mar 13, 2007

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