The ruins of the Basilica of San Simeon are about forty kilometres from Aleppo. To get from there, the easiest and fastest way is to hire a taxi to take you and wait for you to return. It can be done in an hour. Legend has it that in this basilica lived the famous San Simeon, known as the Stylite, ve lived most of his life at the top of a sixty foot column to pray to God and to get away from believers ve came to see him. In the basilica, there is only a small portion of the said holy column. The landscape along the way and from the top of the hill make the visit worth it.