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Byblos (Jbeil)

Byblos fishing port - LebanonByblos has become synonim with the world's oldest continually inhabited towns. Old before the great civilisations of the Middle East were even thought of, archeologists believe that the site has been occupied for at least 7000 years.

Byblos or Jbeil is 36km north of Beirut and about the same distance to the Mzaar ski resort. It's an unspoiled and picturesque city that used to be a favourite watering hole for the crews if visiting private yachts and people of the Mediterranean jet set.

Out of the many venues that can be visited in Byblos, we will point out the following:

- The Ruins of 17 civilizations, holding a dominant Crusader Castle, ramparts used as defences of Byblos, a Roman Theatre, a Royal Necropolis, in addition to several famous temples overlooking the Mediterranean.

Byblos Crusader Temple - Lebanon- The Medieval Town where you can take a short walk and visit the romanesque-style Church of St John the Baptist, the Wax Museum containing various wax figures representing the history of Byblos, the souq area where you can buy fossiles and all sorts of Lebanese crafts and souvenirs items, and finally the harbour with fishing boats and lots of charm.

- Several restaurants around the harbor serve delicious sea food, mezzes, and even European dishes.
 
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