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Tyre - Sur - Tyros

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

  • Last visit to Tyre: Jan 2010
  • Intro Updated Jan 18, 2010
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  • Tijavi's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2010 at 7:51 AM

    Too bad, I missed this city - trying to make up for it through your well-done pages. I did enjoy Saida, though.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    Une page superbe sur ce site légendaire! Ça donne vraiment envie d'y aller! L'hippodrome et les arènes rectangulaires sont étonnantes!

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    Great photos of the many Roman ruins in Tyre.


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