Whether you call it Byblos or Jbeil (the local name!) this beautiful port city is ancient, spectacular and full of life! It’s perfect during the summer, with many activities for people of all ages, walks of life and interests.
As one of the oldest cities in the world dating back to at least 7000 B.C., Byblos has plenty of amazing archeological sites. Yet today the city is incredibly alive, with a fun spirit that sweeps between the beautiful old buildings that are now used to attract tourists and entertain locals.
The city’s souk and port areas are a great place to hang out, day and night. During the day check out the stunning ruins and churches throughout the city. The old Phoenician port city is now a UNESCO World Heritage City. When your tummy starts to rumble, you’ve got plenty of choices for food, from mouthwatering seafood restaurants with picturesque views by the sea, to some of the best international eateries in the country. Tanaholics can also head to the various beach resorts in the area. Of course, don’t miss the vibrant souks all along the most charming old stone-paved streets inside ancient walls. While you take a stroll through the beautiful ancient streets lined with cafes and street vendors selling handicrafts, and don’t forget to grab some great souvenirs of your trip!
And if you decide to stay till after the sun sets, the town is a nightlife hub where you can have a great drink in a truly unique and lively atmosphere. Byblos is a city with incredible history and a great living spirit that is always a fantastic destination in the summertime!
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