Syria with Kids

Afamia - Apamea historic site in northern Syria | Middle East Destinations

A country with a proud heritage, incredible archaeological history and home to six UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  However, since 2011 it has become largely inaccessible to the outside world; many of these treasures have been badly damaged or destroyed.

Please note that we have no articles specifically about taking children to Syria at this time.  It is one of a few countries in the region that is declared unsafe for travel, and unless visiting for work reasons, you are strongly advised against travel, especially with children.

Please see government advisories from

Should this situation change, we will duly update the details on this page.

Featured Image: Ancient Greek and Roman city of Apamea in Northern Syria

Further Syria Resources

If you would like to learn more about Syria, we have found these interesting resources:

  • [READ] How to Travel to Syria – a great detailed guide for independent travellers by Joan Torres from Against The Compass  – #1 Blogger you should follow if you are interested in visiting Syria. He also offers small group tours if you’re not ready to tackle things independently!
  • [TRAVEL] Syria Tourism – Official Syrian tourism site, including how to apply for a Syria Visa
  • [GUIDE] Syria – Brandt Travel Guides  NB last updated 2010
  • [LISTEN] The Syrian War – BBC Radio 4 series

We look forward to a time in the future when we can expand this section of our site.

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