Syria, Tartous by syrialooks on Flickr.
Tartous (Arabic: طرطوس, also transliterated Tartus) is Syria’s second largest port city after Latakia, and capital of Tartous governorate. The city was known as Antaradus in Latin or Antartus and Tortosa by the Crusaders. Tartous is 220 km northwest of Damascus and less than an hour’s drive south of Latakia.
Not much remains of the Phoenician Antaradus (Anti-Aradus - the town facing Arwad), the mainland settlement that was linked to the more important and larger settlement in Syria’s only offshore island Arwad. The few Phoenician ruins that remain on the mainland are at the nearby site of Amrit.