It's simply a "must-see" destination that's not to be missed. We’ve compiled a whole bunch of things you can do with your family. Here it goes:
A great way to let your little ones experience such a majestic site that was initially built by the crusaders, destroyed by the Mamluks, before it got it was renovated again by Fakhreddine in the 17th century.
Tips: Be careful from the slippery grounds, & firmly hold your kid's hands while going up the fortress towers
Opening hours: From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m./ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in winter
Entrance Fees: 3,500 / Adult - Kids for Free
The moment you step in this old building you'll feel the rich history of this place. vaulted ceilings and inlaid marble and stonework. The indoor interior is all decorated from the Ottoman Era with stones reused from the old Souk and a lovely fountain in the middle. The weather was perfect and thus we opted for the terrace seating.
Let me tell you that sitting on the terrace was a breathtaking experience on its own. The sound of the waves clashing on the old stones right beneath us, the view of the sea castle behind me, the wind, and watching the fishermen was all just so enchanting.
Service was perfect. The food we ordered was served at once! The food was tasty, fresh, and well presented. The price was very affordable. After our mouthwatering meal we enjoyed a complimentary refreshing watermelons and Milk with blossom water pudding (Riz bil Haleeb) Lebanese dessert.
Everything was clean and neat and a perfect refreshing break before we continued our tour.
It's the most beautiful and best preserved of all the limestone khans built by Fakhreddine in the 17th century. It was recently restored and renovated and it consists of vaulted arcades surrounding a large rectangular courtyard with a central fountain, and now houses Saida's tourist office and the ateliers of some craftspeople.
Phoenician ancient temple
Fascinated by this magical city?
Saida, or Sidon, International Festival, which stopped organizing celebrations since 2009, are back with lots of celebrations. This SUNDAY they will end the Summer with a fun-filled and COLORFUL event
“Saida in Color”.
The festival will combine culture, tourism, & art in the most attractive, musical, and fun activities Saida has to offer.
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