An outward looking port city, Lattakia has a lively, cosmopolitan, free-spirited feel to it. Built in the 2nd century B.C. by the Seleucids, Lattakia once welcomed St. Peter and Marc Antony to its shores. Today it serves as Syria’s main port city on the Mediterranean, and the starting point for excursions to beachside summer resorts, medieval castles such as Saladin’s castle, and archaeological sites such as Ugarit. Stroll along Lattakia’s corniche, or stop at one of Lattakia’s excellent seaside restaurants where you can feast on freshly caught fish and delicious Syrian Mezze.