Held at Tyr's Al-Bass archaeological site, which features large Roman ruins of a necropolis and a stadium, Tyr Festival presents a rich and diversified program including concerts by solo vocalists, choirs, and Arabic orchestras, folkloric dances, marionette shows, and music concerts.
Tyre, 83 Km to the South of Beirut is Lebanon's fourth most important city, and dates back to the beginnings of the third Millenium B.C. In antiquity, Tyre was a prosperous city, with an array of temples and palaces.
The Beach extends on more than 12 kilometers of fine sand. The coastal zone at the South of the historical city of Tyre was declared a "natural reserve" in November 1998. The latter is used as a sanctuary by a large variety of birds, and makes it possible for the sea tortoises to deposit their eggs in shelters. Its access is prohibited in order not to disturb the fauna. As for the Northern part, it is opened for the public.