Syria Holidays - Krak des Chevaliers


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Krak des Chevaliers


The imposing crusader castle of Krak des Chevaliers (also known by its Arabic name Qala'at al-Hosn) was described by T. E. Lawrence as simply "the finest castle in the world" and it is certainly one of the best-preserved, testimony to the skills of the crusader monks who built it.  The castle dates from the 12th century, although an earlier fortress stood at this strategic location a century earlier, built by the Emir of Homs.  Within the castle, one of the most interesting parts is the old chapel (pictured right), which was later converted into a mosque.

Includes private transportation, guide and entrance fees.