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Tyre Travel Guide: 102 reviews and 343 photos
One of the greatest cities in antiquity, Tyre once ruled the Mediterranean Sea. Its importance continued well past the Roman period, which has left us with magnificent ruins covering incredibly vast areas, now on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Since Roman times, the city has had intermittent periods of prosperity under different conquerors, but in recent years, it has suffered greater than any other large city in Lebanon due to its proximity to the Israeli border. The dormant city is now attempting to revive itself, but it will take quite an effort to get rid of the image of a war-torn city. With its long glorious history, amazing ruins, and exceptional setting, Tyre could easily become one of the hottest destinations in Lebanon, should peace reign long. My fingers are crossed!
Tyre is a little over an hour's drive south of Beirut and could easily be combined with Sidon in a single day trip.
Lebanon itinerary in March 2005:
Beirut - Beqaa Valley - Baalbek - Aanjar - Liban Nord (northern Lebanon) - El Arz - Tripoli - Mont Liban - Byblos - Tyre - Sidon
Lebanon & Syria itinerary in Dec 2009/Jan 2010:
Beirut - Liban Nord - Tripoli - Byblos - Beqaa Valley - Aanjar - Damascus - Baalbek - Mont Liban - Tyre - Sidon
Beautifully landscaped and lined with palm trees, the northern Corniche of Tyre curves along the scenic Sidon Habour,... more travel advice
At the western end of the peninsula of Tyre is a tranquil seashore road that runs from the Christian Quarter to the... more travel advice
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