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Tyre

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Tyre (Arabic: Sour صُوْر) is in a city in Lebanon.

Get in

Taxis from Beirut will cost some 20 to 30 U$D, minibusses and other local transportation are much cheaper, around 1 to 3 U$D.

Get around

You can get around the small city of Tyre by taxi, on foot or by local transportation. Taxis are pretty cheap and some are even comfortable to travel in.

Traffic is typical Lebanese - if you want to go, you must go regardless of the 'western' way of thinking in the traffic.

If you can't find a taxi, even some locals can offer you a ride inside the city, if you ask nicely.

The main hotel in the city is located on the beach with minibusses departing towards Beirut just a short walk away.

See

Ancient Roman ruins in the city: parts of a city, cemetery and a large hippodrome, which is said to be the filming site for the multi-Oscar-winning Ben Hur.

The city is located on a peninsula extending west to the Mediterranean. The most western point is a nice place to observe the sun go down.

Also the markets in the western parts of the city are worth seeing.

Do

Nothing much to do around this small city except to bask in the sun during the hot summer months. Diving and other watersports can offer something to do and the few archeological sites are quickly done.

Buy

Eat

Good places to have a meal:

Le Phenicien: Fish and Sea Food, excellent cuisine, beer, wine liquors

Skandars: Lebanese and international cuisine, beer, wine liquors

The Resthouse: Lebanese and international cuisine, beer, wine liquors

Al Fanar: Lebanese and international cuisine, beer, wine liquors

Tyros: Fish,, Lebanese and international cuisine, beer, wine liquors

Baquettos: Fast food

Drink

See above, also Diver's Inn. Night life is not so active, as there are no night clubs. The UN people might have a night out at the Skandars or the Diver's Inn.

Sleep

Perhaps the only place worth staying is the Resthouse hotel on the beach. The beach and the pool is exclusively only to the hotel's guests although others can use them too by paying a small fee - this fee is mostly to keep 'unwanted people' off the premises.

At the beach you can order drinks, narghile, rent a sun chair or perhaps attend a diving course.

Get out


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