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“old city”(7 reviews)
The impressive ruins of a great Phoenician city.
Sur, Lebanon
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All reviews old city narrow streets roman hippodrome day trip lovely city historical ruins chariot races seafood beirut city next year port area large granite worth the trip site seeing sandy beach great food ben hur
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Food adequate to good, but sitting by the sea was priceless! Really enjoyed the leisure feeling of dining al fresco.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anise2014
Reviewed 5 November 2018

If you like history, this place is the place to go in Lebanon with its amazing historical sites. and if you like beach, Tyre has the best beach in Lebanon, it has the rocky and it has the sandy beach and both are amazing and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank zeinaez
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Visited on a day trip from Beirut, it takes roughly one and a half hours to drive from Beirut city centre. These ancient Roman ruins are well preserved and especially the Hippo dome was cool to see. The biggest of its kind in the world....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JeLundgren
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Great buzzing area with lots of great restaurants and entertainment. Easy access to some fantastic town in the south of Lebanon, Worth visiting when visiting Lebanon. The south of Lebanon has some of the best beaches and entertainment spots, A must visit area .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank digebara
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Tyre offers a great range of historical periods - from a Hellenic necropolis to a mind-blowing Roman Hippodrome, you’ll find yourself totally immersed in Lebanon’s ancient history. They’re well preserved, with decently priced entry, and most importantly devoid of the crowds that ruins usually attract....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lizzie H
Reviewed 23 August 2018

There is Little to be seen in Tyr outside the old town , the ruins and the beach. Lot of tourists development projects are planned for the area , but until then , the city is ideal for short stays. An Ideal trip to Tyr...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank gsnreviews
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Tyre hippodrome dates to the 2nd century. It is 90 meters wide, 480 meters long, had a capacity of about 40,000 people, and was built for chariot races. In the center was a large granite obelisk. On both sides were meeting places for the supporters...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Azrica
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We went to Tyre.the beach is great,the fortress is near the water .there is another one but we didn’t go.we set in a restaurant and just beside us was the beach.very clean as place.nice place to rest.the beach is free

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Greek, Roman and Byzantine remains mingle in 2 archaeological sites here at Tyre. The first set of ruins was originally on an island, before Alexander The Great built a causeway to it (which has subsequently silted up). The other site is 30-min walk away and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank FiShep
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

On a tour organized by the Greek Community of Beirut we were able to visit both Tyre sites with an excellent guide. I highly recommend the visits. As it is very hot either early morning or late afternoon. On the way back you should also...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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10 September 2018|
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Response from digebara | Reviewed this property |
You can hire a nice air conditioned car for $20 a day. I would start early and if possible when in Tyre drive on to the Naoura area which has some amazing beaches and cafes with views to die for.
Bernard D
14 May 2017|
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Response from greatBeirut | Reviewed this property |
There is a site called guidentity. They provide tour guides in Lebanon. They are on facebook and they have a site.
1 October 2016|
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Response from Michel H | Reviewed this property |
hello, you should try rest house hotel and resort, calm and clean place.