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Lebanon's third largest city, Sidon or Saïda in Arabic, is a port city located just over half an hour's drive south of Beirut. The coastal city was one of antiquity's greatest Phoenician cities, whose history goes back at least 6000 years. Due to repeated destruction by earthquakes, tsunamis and invasions, little of this great ancient city has remained, with the exception of recycled stones and Roman columns. Nevertheless, Sidon boasts a well-preserved mediaeval old city that is guaranteed to charm any visitor with its stone architecture, arched passages, mosques, churches, khans and souks. The city's symbol and foremost monument is the Crusader Sea Castle, which is located on a small island offshore on the site of the Roman Temple of Melkart/Hercules.
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
Lebanon itinerary in September 2010:
Beirut - Sidon - Mont Liban (Brummana - Byblos)
Part of al-Qualaa Hotel, Noor's restaurant has the best views of the Sea Castle of Sidon. It is located on the terrace... more travel advice
This stunning grand mosque is the newest addition to the numerous mosques in the city of Saïda. It was recently built by... more travel advice
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