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Jeita And Byblos Tour

Country: Lebanon
City: Jounieh
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Jeita And Byblos Tour

Jeita Grotto: Recognized as one of the most magnificent limestone caves in the world.

Byblos: An ancient Phoenician city with ruins believed to be 8,000 years old and is recognized as the oldest inhabited city in the world.

Located about 42 km (26 mi) north of Beirut, Byblos is attractive to archaeologists because of the successive layers of debris resulting from centuries of human habitation. It was first excavated by Ernest Renan in 1860, as published in his Mission de Phénicie (1865–1874), then by Pierre Montet from 1921 until 1924, followed by Maurice Dunand from 1925 over a period of forty years. Renan's expedition was to "provide the evidence that the city did not move and that Gebeil is Byblos"

The site first appears to have been settled during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period, approximately 8800 to 7000 BC. Neolithic remains of some buildings can be observed at the site. According to the writer Philo of Byblos (quoting Sanchuniathon, and quoted in Eusebius), Byblos was founded by the Phoenician shrine god El, (whom the Greeks identified with their god Cronus). During the 3rd millennium BC, the first signs of a town can be observed, with the remains of well-built houses of uniform size. This was the period when the Canaanite civilization began to develop.

Byblos is re-emerging as an upscale touristic hub. Its ancient port, Phoenician, Roman, and Crusader ruin, sandy beaches, and the picturesque mountains that surround it make it an ideal tourist destination. The city is known for its fish restaurants, open-air bars, and outdoor cafes. Yachts cruise into its harbor today as they did in the 1960s and 1970s when Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra were regular visitors to the city. Byblos was crowned as the "Arab Tour Capital" for the year 2016 by the Lebanese minister of tourism in the Grand Serail in Beirut. Byblos was chosen by Condé Nast Traveler as the second best city in the Middle East for 2012, beating Tel Aviv and Dubai.

Harissa By Cable Car : Harissa is the seat of the Papal Nuncio in Lebanon and is the most important site for religious pilgrims in Lebanon. Harissa is most famous for its large statue of the Virgin Mary, the Notre Dame du Liban, opened in 1908. There are about 20 churches and monasteries of several denominations in the area.

Rate Includes:

Transportation For 01 Day Tour
Professional Guide For 01 Day Tour
Entrance Fees To All Historic And Touristic Sites Mentioned Above

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