To enjoy your holiday, fly with Austrian Airlines to Damascus and experience the highlights of Syria! Situated in the foothills of southwest Syria, not far from the Mediterranean Sea, Damascus boasts a large metropolitan center full of fascinating history and culture. The Old City of Damascus is partially surrounded by ramparts, some of which date back to Roman times. Steeped in history and religion, you can visit sites such as the Chapel of Saint Paul, the House of Saint Ananias, and the Mariamite Cathedral of Damascus. Equally present are the Islamic centers such as the Umayyad Mosque, the Sayyidah Ruqayya Mosque, and the Saladin Shrine. As a previously named Arab Capital of Culture, Damascus boasts numerous museums and exquisite cuisine.