Old Souk, Byblos

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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.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Visited Byblos during my last summer visit to Lebanon; very interesting and beautiful place, the old souk and the beautiful souvenirs, the restaurants and the delicious food, the walk near the water a...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    The old souk is something truly special. Even if you don't buy anything, there's a feeling of being somewhere else in time and place. The restaurants nearby are also excellent...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Interesting place to visit. The old souks mainly now selling not so old stuff. Mainly for the tourist market but interesting none the less  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    The food tastes really good and the portions are generous. The staff is friendly and the service is prompt
  • June 18, 2017
    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.
  • March 5, 2017
    Good food fair prices
  • August 16, 2016
    The lebanese food could be better. Go for international...

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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.
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