2 The olive mill of Maarakeh
In the village of Maarakeh, 7km nor th of Tyre, stands the 50-year-old olive mill where Daoud Roumieh (03 355990) still presses the family olive oil; a tradition passed on from his father. The olive press is a par t of the cultural her itage of the area – each olive season locals from Maarakeh and the surrounding villages make their pilgr image to the Roumieh mill, br inging their har vests to press the traditional way. Stop by in har vesting and pressing season, which usually begins mid-october, to see the mill in action or call in advance to have a tour of the mill and press and meet owner Roumieh, who will explain the process.
Two Tyre residents play cards next to the port