is one of the most ancient cities of the world. Modern archaeology schools
say that the site of Byblos go back to 7000 years ago, used to be known as
“Gebal” while all the Lebanese coast used to be known as Canaan.
The Greek were the first
to call this city by
The city is historically
known; it used to be Egyptians pharaohs allied. Since Neolithic, it has
diverse influences such as Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Fatimide, Mamluk,
Crusader and Byzantine left numerous vestiges. Few meters outside the
castle the ancient mosque and the old churches gives you a real idea on
how used to be the life of the ancient Lebanese, a rich mixture full of
peace and harmony.
The small shops of the
oriental handcrafts in the ancient souks beside the Castle give you the
possibility to by souvenirs with affordable prices.