Syria's main draw card for leg-stretching types is hiking. There are no
organized facilities for hikers, but there's plenty of appealing terrain.
Possibilities include walking between Syria's Crusader castles or
hiking the mountainous strip of land between Lebanon and Turkey.
Unfortunately, there are no maps available, so you're obliged to
If you've never had a Turkish
bath, Syria is a good place to start. There are several good
public baths in Aleppo and Damascus, and the full wash, steam bath
and massage package does wonders for the body. Bathing is usually
done in segregated sex groups.