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North Lebanon

Northern Lebanon uniquely blends the outdoors with extensive historical and cultural attractions. With the country’s highest mountain, Qornet es-Sawda (3,090m), as well as the highest ski resort, The Cedars, this region offers a rocky, rugged terrain that makes Lebanon unique in the Middle East. At the far northern end of the Mt. Lebanon range, the Akkar region is the most remote area of the country, housing traditional villages and beautiful scenery.

99km

34.43335.85

Latakia

principal port city of Syria

124km

35.52361135.791667

Aleppo

city and governorate capital of Aleppo, Syria

143km

36.216737.1667

Palmyra

ancient city in Homs Governorate, Syria

173km

34.5638.267222
Sights

Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque

Noted for its Ottoman-Turkish architectural style, the mosque is dedicated to Khalid ibn al-Walid, an Arab military commander who led the Muslim conquest of Syria in the 7th century following the decisive Battle of Yarmouk, which put an end to Byzantine rule in Syria.

873m

34.7367836.71559

Krak des Chevaliers

the archetypal Crusader castle, magnificently preserved and not to be missed

45km

34.766736.3

Apamea

a former Roman city that once housed about half a million people. Apamea was hit by an earthquake in the 12th century and much of it was destroyed but it still boasts a long street lined with columns, some of which have twisted fluting.

71km

35.41836.398

Tartus

city in Syria

92km

34.8833333335.88333333

Dead Cities

a series of towns that once formed part of Antioch. They have long since been abandoned but make an interesting stop for tourists. Al Bara boasts pyramidal tombs and formerly grand archways set on modern farm land. Serjilla is another famous dead city.

145km

36.3333333336.83333333

Church of Saint Simeon Stylites

A church built in 490 AD and World Heritage Site that was dedicated to the famous hermit, St Simeon the Stylite. This church was built around the pillar on which Simeon lived and prayed and became a major centre of pilgrimage. The church was heavily damaged by an air strike in 2015.

145km

36.3341666736.84388889

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Homs

Syria
Homs (حمص) is the third largest city in Syria.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

11.1°C2.8
Precipitation: 95.1 mm

Feb

13°C3.3
Precipitation: 76.5 mm

Mar

16.6°C5.6
Precipitation: 56.4 mm

Apr

21.6°C9.2
Precipitation: 33.3 mm

May

27°C13
Precipitation: 13 mm

Jun

30.8°C17.1
Precipitation: 2.6 mm

Jul

32.3°C19.8
Precipitation: 0.2 mm

Aug

32.8°C20.1
Precipitation: 0 mm

Sep

31.3°C17.5
Precipitation: 2.4 mm

Oct

26.9°C12.7
Precipitation: 21.1 mm

Nov

19.1°C7
Precipitation: 48.1 mm

Dec

12.5°C3.8
Precipitation: 80.7 mm
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