Tyre in Lebanon

Travel to Tyre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and travelers seeking to uncover Lebanon’s ancient past. Founded around 2750 BC, Tyre was once a prominent Phoenician city known for its production of purple dye and as the birthplace of Europa and Elissa, the legendary founders of Europe and Carthage, respectively.

When you visit Tyre, you can explore its well-preserved archaeological sites, including the Roman Hippodrome, the remains of ancient temples, and the Tyre Necropolis. Our tours in Lebanon offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this ancient city.

Tyre Lebanon

“Tyre, an ancient Phoenician seaport, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a treasure trove of history and archaeology.”

Curiosities about Tyre:

  1. Tyre is an ancient city located in present-day Lebanon.
  2. The city was founded around 2750 BC and was a prominent Phoenician seaport.
  3. Tyre is known for its production of purple dye and as the birthplace of Europa and Elissa.
  4. The city boasts numerous well-preserved archaeological sites, including a Roman Hippodrome and ancient temples.
  5. Tyre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  6. You can obtain a visa on arrival to Lebanon and travel to Tyre.

Visit Tyre

Explore the ancient city of Tyre and its numerous archaeological sites, such as the Roman Hippodrome, one of the largest and best-preserved in the world, as well as the remains of the Temple of Melqart and the Tyre Necropolis, a vast ancient burial ground.

Map of Tyre

Discover Tyre

  • Roman Hippodrome: One of the largest and best-preserved Roman-era racecourses.
  • Temple of Melqart: The remains of an ancient Phoenician temple dedicated to the god Melqart.
  • Tyre Necropolis: A vast ancient burial ground with numerous tombs and sarcophagi.
  • Arch of Hadrian: A monumental arch built in honor of the Roman Emperor Hadrian.
  • Al-Mina Excavations: Ongoing archaeological excavations revealing the city’s ancient history.
  • Al-Bass Excavations: A site featuring Roman and Byzantine ruins, including a colonnaded street and an aqueduct.

Travel to Tyre

List of tours in Lebanon that travel to Tyre.

Photos of Tyre

Images of Tyre and its archaeological sites showcasing the rich history and cultural heritage of this ancient Phoenician seaport in Lebanon.