Damascus, nicknamed the city of Jasmine, is the capital city of Syria and the countries second largest city after Aleppo. It is also one of the oldest cities in the Middle East, having been founded in the 3rd millennium B.C. If you are a history buff then this is a fantastic place for you to go and visit , with well over a hundred monuments from different periods in history. Damascus is an important cultural and commercial hub which sports a budding tourist industry.
Across many thousands of years various civilisations of settlers that have called Damascus their home, from the Egyptians, Greco-Romans, Muslims, Crusaders, Mongols, Ottoman and the French until the modern Arab era.
With temperature highs of 23°C in April and lows of around 0°C in January, it depends on your seasonal preferences as to when you go and explore the city for yourself. With it’s many museums, restaurants, hotels, mosques, historical sites and even night-life etc, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained and amazed.