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The town of Safita is located in the country Syria of Middle East - North Africa.

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Safita (Arabic: صا فيتا‎ Ṣāfītā; Phoenician: ספתה, Safita) is a town in Tartous Governorate, northwestern Syria, located to the southeast of Tartous and to the northwest of Krak des Chevaliers. The city has a population of 33,000 almost equally split between Greek Orthodox Christians and Alawites. It is situated on the tops of three hills and the valleys between them, in the Syrian Coastal Mountain Range. Safita grew prominent during the Crusades, and was inhabited by the Knights Templar of the castle Chastel Blanc, while a part of the County of Tripoli.

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