Having a clean beach and a rich history dating back to the Phoenician and the Roman Empire eras, this Lebanese coastal city is home to friendly locals welcoming both Lebanese and tourists from around the world.
So, if you and your friends are looking to spend a fabulous day full of interesting things to do, plan for a day trip to Tyre while the weather is still clement.
Here are things we recommend to do during your visit:
Situated at Al Mina’s excavation site, the ruins host a series of columns on the seafront, historical masterpieces built around the 3rd century. It is both a fascinating and intriguing site where you can immerse deep in the city’s heritage!
When in Tyre, you mustn’t miss the picturesque fishermen’s port from where the legendary Phoenician Cadmus sailed off to teach the world the alphabet. He was the son of Agenor, king of Phoenicia, and the brother of Europa.
It is a historical port that has represented Tyre’s legacy through the ages to date.
Al Fanar is one of Tyre’s landmarks, and for many of the locals, it is the main landmark of their city. Built in 1912 to direct ships through Tyre’s coast, the Lighthouse has now a small restaurant at the top, serving local cuisine for the past two decades, and allowing visitors panoramic views of the beach and the city.
Located near the port, the Christian Quarter is a small area in Tyre with ancient narrow alleys and colorful houses, reflecting the legacy of love for colors of the Phoenicians who once created their historic purple dye in this city.
Located in the Christian Quarter, this ancient Maronite church is classified as a Cathedral and is a site of pilgrimage since it was declared as such by the Vatican, making it a destination for many who are unable to visit the holy places in Palestine.
Tyre’s old souks are an interesting part of the city where you can get to interact with the locals while strolling through the rich variety of shops selling food, clothes, handmade items, jewelry, and much more!