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Byblos is a true microcosm of the civilizations that have populated Lebanon over the centuries. Believed Arguably believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, the modern port city of Byblos is built upon multiple layers of ruins, dating back to as early as the Stone Age and extending to the more recent Ottoman days. A visit to Byblos is a chance to walk through the annals of Lebanese history and experience firsthand the diverse cultures that have made this area a mosaic of civilizations. Byblos is not simply a picturesque seaside town, but has a history that has been closely tied to the Mediterranean for millennia.
==Get in==
==Get around==
Jbeil is a small city so getting around should not be a problem for tourists. There is a free shuttle service between the old souk and the port, it is electric cars and they run whenever you get in.You can find many taxis and buses in Jbeil and you can contact the Byblos taxi company at 009619949494 24h/24h 7 days a week.
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*<do name="Edde sands sea resort" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
*<do name="Jbeil Othoman mosque" alt="" address="near Jbeil souq towards old port" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
* <do name="Boat trips" alt="" address="At the old port" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Go on a trip in one of the many converted fishing boats. There will be drinks, loud music and swimming from the boat</do>
[[File:ByblosTourBoat.jpg|thumb|tour boat]]
*<buy name="Tower Temple" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></buy>
Jbeil is also home to many supermarkets and stores and you can find everything from clothes to electronics to home appliances...
[[File:ByblosOldSoukS.jpg|thumb|the old souk]]
'''Byblos Fishing Club'''. This restaurant is located on the Mediterranean Sea. It's the perfect place to have a great lunch or romantic dinner. Decorating the walls are pictures of many international personalities that have visited the restaurant, including Brigitte Bardot, Jaques Chirac, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra and Fraga Iribarne.
While this restaurant Eating here is written up one of the most memorable experiences you can have in many travel guides, it is long past its primeLebanon. Be warned that the The food is only averagegreat, the atmosphere is wonderful-especially in Summer-and very, very expensive. If ordering compared to many other restaurants in the fresh fish, make sure you ask how much area it is in advancevery affordable.
'''e.'''This restaurant is located in the old souk area. They have both a French and Italian Menu. They serve excellent Lebanese wines, and the Italian food is authentic and tasty.
*<eat name="Flobby Diner" alt="" address="jbeil's crossroads voie 13" directions="" phone="09/944-977" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">International cuisine + bar </eat>
*<eat name="Locanda a la granda" alt="" address="Old Souk, Pepe Abed Street" directions="Facing Castle Main Gate" phone="+961 9 944 333" url="" hours="12pm-1am" price="20-30USD/pers" lat="34.120758" long="35.645828">An International fusion-cuisine restaurant, rated the "Best restaurant in Town" by the New York Times. It sports two outdoor terraces with an amazing view of the city's historical ramparts and is located right at the end of the famous Old Souk.</eat>
Jbeil is a top destination for club and party lovers and its renowned for its has some open air bars and clubs. These pubs and bars provide music, drinks and great atmosphere, they are mainly located in the old souk. I assure you, jbeil old souk at night is an experience you'll never be able to forget especially if you are there on a weekend night. Prices mainly range from 10$ to 30$. And you can always go have a free walk among these side by side pubs.
To the North of Byblos Harbour, overlooking the beach there is a great hotel called Hotel Ahiram. Walking distance to everything.
Plenty of hotels all over the city.
*<sleep name="Hotel Canari de Byblos" alt="" address="Voie 13, Highway Exit, Byblos, Lebanon" directions="Facing Al-Amir" phone="+961 9 550 550" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="100-300USD" lat="34.124195" long="35.653392">A new boutique hotel in the heart of modern Byblos constructed in 2008, it has been featured in the New York Times as a "better option" to stay at in Byblos. Only 5 walking minutes away from the old city, it features rooms that overlook the whole city and the Mediterranean Sea.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Byblos Fishing Club Huts" alt="" address="Steps to St. John's Church, near the old harbor" directions="walk or taxi to the old harbor and look for Byblos Fishing Club restaurant." phone="009619540213" url="" checkin="1pm" checkout="12pm" price="$60-$100" lat="" long="">Traditional fisherman's huts for rent in the heart of old Byblos. Beautifully renovated rooms of different sizes. All come with a/c, tv and private sitting area. Call or check out the facebook page for more info.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Hostel Amada" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="$10" lat="" long=""></sleep>
* <sleep name="Byblos Sur Mer" alt="" address="Sea Road" directions="right at the old port" phone="961-9/54 80 00" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="" checkin="15:00" checkout="12:00" price="USD 260">Boutique hotel right at the old port. Close to the cruisaders castle and the old souk. Access to private beach. All rooms have a balcony with amazing view over the sea. Free WiFi</sleep>
==Get out==
If you want to travel to any other part of Lebanon , contact any taxi/bus driver and he'll know how to take you there. If you're travelling outside Lebanon , get a taxi to the airport in beirut ( Rafic Hariri International Airport) and book your tickets there.
==Byblos city Guide==

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