See Syria's only inhabited island at Arwad Island, where you can meet the locals and learn about their way of life. Start on the coast to see the busy harbor and the fishers with their boats, and then head deeper into town, wandering the narrow streets, stopping for a bite to eat or to buy souvenirs. Don't miss the old fort on the small hill, built in the Crusader period. For Arwad Island and beyond, use our Tartus holiday planning app to get the most from your Tartus vacation.
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Arwad Island is just a few kilometers off the coast of the seaside city called Tartus in Syria. You can reach Award Island by a small boat that departs the Tartus Seaport quite often. I last visited..... more »
Arwad is the ancient Phoenician Arados city. It is mostly reknown for something else, though. It was the last fortress of the crusaders in Syria-Palestine (apart from Cilicia), it lasted until 1301... more »
In my opinion it's the most island you can enjoy in its wonderful weather
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