Syria is one of the oldest and most beautiful destinations on earth and one which is relatively undiscovered by mass tourism. Uniquely positioned where three continents meet, Syria was centre of ancient civilization. Spectacular landscapes range from beaches to forests and once you have taken a flight to Syria, this fascinating country will be hard to forget.
Syria's capital Damascus is home to the country's busiest airport, Damascus International Airport. There are also smaller international airports at Aleppo and Bassel-Al-Assad (serving Latakia). Syria flights from the UK are five hours in duration and Syria is two hours ahead of UK. Low cost airlines offer cheap flights to Syria. Damascus city centre is about 30 kilometres from Damascus Airport.
Damascus International Airport offers cheap Damascus car hire agencies as well as public transport options. You can choose from renting a car for the duration of your stay or taking the public bus or a taxi into the city centre. From here you can take a train to other parts of the country, or alternatively take internal Syria flights from Damascus Airport to other Syrian locations.
The magnificent ancient cities of Bosra, Aleppo and Damascus are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites along with the ruined and exceptionally beautiful city of Palmyra. Medieval, labyrinthine souks, great Crusader castles, sacred mosques and pretty Damascene tea houses are all waiting to be discovered by travellers. Hotels in Damascus are plentiful and include major international chains. You'll find a similar situation in the other major cities of Syria.