Syria - the Cradle of Civilization and the Gateway to History
Often called the Cradle of Civilization and the Gateway to History, Syria has played a core role in the history and development of civilized man. However Syria's natural boundaries did nothing for the security of the land. Its strategic location made it vulnerable and many invaders were able to conquer Syria. It has been a great crossroad for trade between the Mediterranean and the East; it exported the Alphabet to the West and has been linked to Religion from the beginning, from the Semitic Deities to the monotheistic faiths.
Damascus,"City of Jasmine" the world's oldest inhabited city.
Syria is often described as the largest small country in the world because of its wealth of ancient civilizations. You will feel that history comes to life in Syria.