©

Sur trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Build your own package
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Asia  /  Lebanon  /  South Governorate  /  Sur

Sur

4.2
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. There were approximately 117,000 inhabitants in 2003. However, the government of Lebanon has released only rough estimates of population numbers since 1932, so an accurate statistical accounting is not possible. Tyre juts out from the coast of the Mediterranean and is located about 80km south of Beirut. The name of the city means "rock" after the rocky formation on which the town was originally built. The adjective for Tyre is Tyrian, and the inhabitants are Tyrians.Tyre is an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Europa and Dido (Elissa). Today it is the fourth largest city in Lebanon after Beirut, Tripoli and Sidon. and houses one of the nation's major ports. Tourism is a major industry. The city has a number of ancient sites, including its Roman Hippodrome which was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.HistoryTyre originally consisted of two distinct urban centres, Tyre itself, which was on an island just off shore, and the associated settlement of Ushu on the adjacent mainland. Alexander the Great connected the island to the mainland by constructing a causeway during his siege of the city, demolishing the old city to reuse its cut stone.
Sur is in South Governorate. Plan your trip to Sur and other Lebanon destinations using our handy Lebanon driving holiday planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Sur

4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Sur

4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Places to visit with Sur

Recently planned trips to Sur

7 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, kids, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, kids, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM TURKEY May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM LEBANON May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans