UNESCO World Heritage-listed Byblos

UNESCO World Heritage-listed Byblos

The Lebanese La Rochelle, Byblos has similar charms to the French fishing port: an easygoing feel that makes strolling its streets a joy; an historic centre; abundant fresh seafood; and an old port full of picturesquely bobbing boats in clear waters. Byblos has got a few millennia of history on the French town however – this is one of the oldest continually inhabited spots on earth. A dawdle through town casually turns into a walk through history’s pages, from Neolithic remains to Roman grandeur to medieval crusader castles. Throw in a swimming beach, and a great little souk (in centuries-old surroundings, of course), and Byblos might just leap to the top of your list of Lebanon’s most charming towns.

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