Old Phoenician town of Tyre used to be considered the queen of the seas. It is a splendid city. Nowadays Tyre has a large colorful market better known as souk, an area to be explored. It is a combination of history and modernity, a Lebanese cultural heritage. Its beauty will remain making it one of the best places to be and visit in Lebanon. Its people are friendly and welcome tourists with open arms giving them with pleasure a tour around town and its wide beaches do not compare to any other.  
 
Hippodrome, Lebanon

Hippodrome, Tyre

300 m

Tyre hippodrome is considered as one of the largest Roman hippodrome (a stadium for chariot or horse races) ever built. This 480-meter structure held twenty thousand viewers who gathered to watch the sport of chariot racing. Each end of the route was marked stone turning posts (metae) that still exist. Charioteers had to make this route seven times. The hippodrome was also used for other types of sport and some of the events of the Tyrian Games were celebrated at this place.

Tyre World Heritage Site, Lebanon

Tyre World Heritage Site, Tyre

886 m

Tyre World Heritage Site is the famous origin of Europa and Elissa.Over the ages, the city saw Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Crusader and Mameluk conquerors. It is founded around 2750 BC according to Herodotus. It reached its peak from 1000 BC, as the trade of the ancient world and have been gathered into the warehouses of Tyre. Above all, the city was known for the creation of an odd expensive sort of purple dye, known as Tyrian purple. The area chosen consists of two split zones: Al-Mina, Roman ruins, the vestiges of a Venetian cathedral and the walls of a Crusader Castle, and Al-Bass, the necropolis of El Bass, a triumphal arch and a hippodrome.

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Old Souk, Lebanon

Old Souk, Tyre

1.5 km

The old souk in Tyre is a beautiful area with narrow streets and traditional houses that contains two towers which stand as testaments to the significance that Tyre had during the Crusades. This area is full of life and was a khan during the Ottoman period, and an old house which belonged to an Ottoman noble family. There are many sights to see when visiting this area such as the Shiite mosque which is double-domed, the Sidonian Port, the Christian Quarter, etc.

Coast Nature Reserve, Lebanon

Coast Nature Reserve, Tyre

2.2 km

Tyre Coast Nature Reserve is in the southeast part of Tyre and covers the best and largest sandy beaches in Lebanon. Apart from that, Tyre's Nature Reserve is a nesting site for the rare Loggerhead and green sea Turtle which are in danger of extinction worldwide, as well as a sanctuary for the Arabian spiny mouse and many other creatures. Plant species here include the cattail, sea daffodil, and sand lily.