At the eastern end of the Mediterranean, Syria is
bounded by Turkey from the North, Iraq from the
East, Jordan from the South, and has a part of its
borders with Lebanon. It comprises four geographic
regions: coastal, mountainous, the cultivated
steppe, and the desert.
Area: 185,000 Km2 Population: 18 million.
There is no obligatory vaccination. Health
conditions in Syria are sound and tap water is
In spite of the negative image given by the Western
media, one can travel and move freely day and night.
Safety prevails in Syria.
Means of Transportation:
You can reach Syria by different means of
transportation: by plane, railway, or by sea. There
are “rent-a-car” agencies.
Kebab (minced grilled lamb meat). Kebbeh (burgul,
walnuts and meat). Chaworma (sliced meat grilled on
cone). Mechwi (grilled lamb fillet pieces). Mensef
(burgul with meat). Falafel (fried chickpea). Homos
(ground chickpea with sesame and olive oil).
Confectionery (Baclawa and Loukoum). Drinks (Arab
coffee, various beverages, local beer and wine, and
Syrian handicrafts have been famous for years.
Still, this sector could withstand the challenges of
modern industry and develop its own path, keeping
its importance in the national economy. There is a
wide variety of Syrian handicrafts that cover all of
Syria. Among the most celebrated are the following:
• Textile industry of brocades, aghabani, rugs and
• Woodworks: mosaics, carved wood, decorated wood
with encrustation and paints.
• Glassworks: edged, blown, decorated and engraved.
Arms’ handicrafts, copper works, pottery jewelry,
iconography, soap factories..