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Best things to do in Byblos

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Castle
“The castle was built by the Crusaders in the 12th century from indigenous limestone and the remains of Roman structures. The finished structure was surrounded by a moat. It belonged to the Genoese Embriaco family, whose members were the Lords of Gibelet. Saladin captured the town and castle in 1188 and partially dismantled the walls in 1190. Later, the Crusaders recaptured Byblos and rebuilt the fortifications of the castle in 1197. In 1369, the castle had to fend off an attack from Cypriot vessels from Famagusta. The Byblos Castle has distinguished historical buildings for neighbors. Nearby stand a few Egyptian temples, the Phoenician royal necropolis and the Roman amphitheatre.”
7 locals recommend
Market
“Revamped into its original ancient Phoenician time, walking through the Old Souk is like stepping back into all the history accounts of the forever rising Phoenix, stepping back in time, yet in modernity. Images of history books come alive under your feet & through your eyes.”
2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Privately owned and operated beach resort. You need to pay an entrance fee (not so cheap!!) but you will get access to several swimming pools and a sandy beach front. You can eat at their restaurants while there. It's a real nice view to the Mediterranean sea from the restaurant.”
4 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“A beautifully decorated rustic semi-open pavilion, it serves quality Lebanese dishes presented with real flair .”
5 locals recommend
City
“Byblos, known locally as Jbeil is the largest city in the Mount Lebanon Governorate of Lebanon. It is believed to have been first occupied between 8800 and 7000 BC and continuously inhabited since 5000 BC, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”
17 locals recommend
Park
“The Wagon Park located in the heart of the city is beautiful decorated. The best part is that you can catch also free Wifi over there. ”
1 local recommends
Administrative Area Level 2
“You can take the bus to Byblos from Daoura. Check out the old fort and wander in the old souks! ”
3 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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Restaurant
1 local recommends
French Restaurant
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Pub
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“This bar serves tasty cocktails in the old souk and heart of the city. In the day there are shops all around but at night the street changes his mood and becomes a small party alley.”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Very tasty Mexican inspired cuisine with an wonderful view over the sea and port. The place is beautiful decorated with Frida Kahlo items. ”
2 locals recommend