project is located 7 km north of the city of Tartous on the Syrian coast
(see map). The location has been chosen to capitalize
on the importance of Tartous, which is a first class tourist attraction
thanks to its beautiful surroundings and its rich historical heritage.
The province of Tartous is full of historical sites dating from the
Phoenicians to the middle ages, and there are many outstanding castles
dating to the times of the crusaders as the area was the last place
from which the crusaders left the region in the 13th century. Next to
the coastline of Tartous lies the beautiful island of Arwad,
which is the only inhabited island on the Syrian coastline and is a
very important tourist attraction.
Finally, it remains
to be said that besides the rich history and natural beauty of the area,
the project is strategically positioned to be the closest beach resort
to all major Syrian cities and within close relative proximity to neighboring
countries such as Cyprus, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq.