When there`s any talk about crusaders castles, pirates fort or any other building from 12-17th century, our imagination paints us much more than there`s in reality.
But Krac de Chevaliers castle is not the same as others. It`s really big and impresses by its view over all valley with snow mountains of Livan on the horizon. I recommend not only walk inside the castle but also walk on the nearest hills to get better views. You will be never dissappointed of it.
You have to plan visit Krac de Chevaliers for all day as the easiest way to get it by public transport is a small bus from Homs departing approx. at 10 a.m. It takes about 1 hour and a half to get it from Homs. Including walk inside and outside castle and possible small lunch in Hosn village, it takes several hours. If you can`t find public transport from Hosn village to anywhere after noon, go down several kms from Hosn Castle to hwy which connects Homs and Tartus and try to hitch any car in the direction you need.
Krac de Chevaliers Castle is in must-to-visit list while your stay in Syria.
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