Fishing Harbour & Souqs
Fishing Harbour & Souqs information
Small, but bustling with activity, the fishing harbour is the most picturesque part of Tyre, with its brightly coloured wooden boats and old-fashioned boat repair shops. There are also a couple of fish restaurants and cafés that overlook the water and make a good vantage point for watching the scene.
Behind them, running from east to west, lie Tyre's Ottoman-era souqs, which aren't as extensive as those of Sidon and Tripoli, but are still lively and interesting to explore.
As you walk around the northern side of the harbour, you come to the city's Christian quarter, where there are six churches (one ruined) reflecting Lebanon's multitude of Christian denominations. They are surrounded by narrow, winding residential streets, some lined with old houses, and make for a pleasant wander. Heading south, past the lighthouse, there are fantastic views of the sea.