Friday, April 18, 2008

Safita

Safita (Arabic: صا فيتا‎, transliteration: Ṣāfītā) is a city in north-western Syria, located to the southeast of Tartous and to the northwest of Krak des Chevaliers. The city has a population of 33,000. It is located on the tops of 3 hills and the valleys in between them, in the coastal mountain ranges of Syria. It was important during the crusades, and was inhabited by the Knights Templar of the castle Chastel Blanc while part of the County of Tripoli. Wikipedia info.

Safita-Tartous road Safita town Safita town Old streets way to the tower Old streets, new things Everybit on roof of a home Looking to north from the tower Safita general view Safita tower, the top Safita tower square from above Looking down to the street surrounding the tower Looking down to the street surrounding the tower Safita. The other hill Looking down to the street surrounding the tower Looking down to the street surrounding the tower View from top of the tower Safita. General view Old buildings of Safita

At tower of Safita, students trip At tower of Safita, students trip Old homes Flowers on terraces Narrow streets
Safita. Old streets Way going to the tower Safita town

Old streets in Safita

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