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Address: Byblos, Lebanon
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Lots to see, with a good guide

Byblos is best visited on foot. So, park up somewhere shaded and get out and walk. The Crusader Castle is only part of a very interesting area. The castle was built on the remains... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Cairo, Egypt
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Byblos is best visited on foot. So, park up somewhere shaded and get out and walk. The Crusader Castle is only part of a very interesting area. The castle was built on the remains of a Roman city and used a lot of the Roman stone. It is well positioned and preserved. There is a lovely area between it and... More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Truly worth your expedition. Splendid views of this old coastal town of byblos. The best time to visit is in summers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Definitely worth the hike in Byblos! You'd be amazed by the coastal nature there and the seaside view. It's a perfect historic place dating to thousand years ago. You'd see all the ancient houses, theatre, and castle. Squeeze a day for this hiking day to your trip!

Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The citadel is perfectly preserved, i toured all of its walls, keep and during my climbing and walks i could imagine how hard was it for soldiers defending or attacking the citadel to move and fight. if you like history and wars this is a perfect location to see how did soldiers in the middle ages live, fight and die.

Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I really enjoyed this site, as it had so much history to see. The fort is just a bit of the whole site, as it shows you how the town used to be. Great for history buffs.

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51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This archeological site consists of layer on layer of history dating back to 5000 BC. On the top there is the crusader castle with its towers and walls, underneath you have several different civilizations with there own gods and histories. From pre-historic time when people was buried in foetal position sitting in urns to the Phoenician, Romans, byzantines, mamluks, persians... More 

Seaford
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Had a trip here on an organised tour, was amazed by the quality of the ruins and remains, and could easily have spent another hour or two. I would recommend buying a guidebook as not all areas had translated plaques etc. Beautiful site. Sad to see people littering the necropolis, but overall a real delight and highlight of my trip.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If you are going to Lebanon at anytime ! one of the must see historical fort, words can't describe this fort how amazing it is, walking threw the fort takes to a journey to discover how the ancients were living. The location of the fort made it a trade destination. The best time to visit is between April & May... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The crusader castle is huge, with one side of it rising as high as a 4 storey building & obviously the view of the sea & town is gorgeous. However, if you have been to other ruins in Lebanon you would find it the same. You would anyway be visiting this if you are in Byblos as there's not much... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If history and archaeology interest you then this place is perfectly for you! Byblos is considered as one of the old city in the world and it is indeed one! The place is well preserved and you can see the ruins which brought by time. Very interesting place which will bring you back in time. Tip; Be on a tour... More 

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