Sidon (Arabic: Saida صَيْدا) is a city in Lebanon. The people (population: 100,000) are largely Sunni Muslims. The main attraction of Sidon is its Sea Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 13th century.
Getting around in Sidon as in all Lebanon is best by taking a taxi.
Cabs provide two services 1. A Taxi ride with a fare charge of 5000 L.L. around 3.25 $ and 2. "Service" is the word you use to permit other passengers to board and then the charge is 2000 L.L. around 1.25 $
Sidon Sea CastleSidon's main attraction. Built by the crusaders and with great views of the city and the harbor.
Eshmun TempleThe ruins of the temple of the Phoenician God of healing, about 4km north of the city centre.
Great MosqueA very old and peculiar looking mosque by the sea.
Fishing portPleasant place. Watch the fishermen repairing their nets. Buy fresh fish.
DjebelA 50 meters high and 375 meters long hill of rubbish on the sea shore, south of the city. Nothing nice, but impressive.
Lebanese Sweets: For traditional sweets, go for the locals' favorites: Groupy Sweets (Seaside road), Baba Sweets (Eastern Boulevard), Anwar Sweets (Siti Nafissi street).
For quick and cheap snacks: Baba snack, Abu Rami's Falafel.
Local restaurants and chains: El Padrino, Crepaway, Leil Nhar, Come Si Come Saj, Sushi Bento.
International chains are also available, such as: McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, KFC, Dunken Donuts,
conventNice place providing a calm courtyard. Dynamic and friendly tender. Clean enough. Breakfast not included. It is located in the souk: from the port, when you face the Khan, follow the street on its left, then turn right up the street. The convent is on the right side on the street.
The rest of the city is safe.
- Tyre — an important coastal city located more south.