Old Souk, Byblos

3.7
#2 of 17 in Things to do in Byblos
Browse the varied souvenirs and antiques of Old Souk, the restored, pedestrian-only area of Byblos’ historic market district. Wandering the narrow, cobblestone paths situated in the walled historic center, you’ll encounter a plethora of small local shops and restaurants. Hunt for bargains on gifts and keepsakes, or check out the variety of cafes and bars that make the quaint, medieval buildings come to life in the evenings, with live music and a busy atmosphere. Using our online itinerary creator, Byblos attractions like Old Souk can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Old Souk
map
Old Souk Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
383 reviews
Google
3.2
TripAdvisor
  • lovely place, good music at night, beautiful for a walk, good vibes merges the Phoenician history and Lebanese traditions with the modern night life  more »
  • Very nice landscaped Soukmit of beautiful Cafés that leads to the port. However, all very on tourists is laid out, just like the prices.
    View original
  • While wandering around Byblos, you may find yourself in this area. I was so nice to see restored buildings done in a very graceful manner. All sorts of tourist tat as well as nicer things to buy.  more »
Google
  • The food tastes really good and the portions are generous. The staff is friendly and the service is prompt
  • When you order a salty crepe called Raclot for 22000 that contains "mixed cheese melt, swiss raclette, turkey and fresh mushroom" and you get this piece of crepe (see attached pic) you know this is a deceitful restaurant not worth than 1/5 rating. In addition we had to wait 40 minutes for the crepe to be served. Do I need to mention the waitress who doesn't know the brands of whiskey they have, or the nuts we ordered but were never served and the uncomfortable setting where noisy people pass next to you all the time wherever you sit? The welcoming waiter was friendly but otherwise a bad experience. Not recommended.
  • Good food fair prices
  • The lebanese food could be better. Go for international...

Plan your trip to Byblos

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Byblos

Most visitors choose to explore Byblos on a day trip from Beirut. Most of the accommodations in Byblos itself cater to upmarket travelers, with comfortable hotels and luxury resorts offering all the creature comforts you'd expect. A handful of these lie close to the beach, while others can be found nestled within the walls of the old town. Larger, more modern options sit just outside the historic center, so as not to clash with the old aesthetic.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Byblos by other users

7 days in Byblos & Beirut BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Byblos BY A USER FROM TURKEY April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM CYPRUS January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM THAILAND February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Byblos BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM LEBANON December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM CANADA June, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Byblos BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES November, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM LEBANON November, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans